PHOTOS: Cavaliers take down the Celtics 110-79 Rick Grayshock Oct 20, 2016 at 4:49p ET Cavs 110 Celtics 79 LeBron James led the way against the Celtics with 27 points in 25 minutes. Cavs 110 Celtics 79 A fan holds a sign in reference to James Harden's flagrant foul against LeBron James in Cleveland's last game. Harden was suspended for Tuesday's game against the Hawks. Cavs 110 Celtics 79 Former Cavalier Tyler Zeller returned to the Q for the first time since being traded in the off season. Zeller fouls Timofey Mozgov in this shot. Cavs 110 Celtics 79 Kevin Love was ill and missed the morning shoot-around, but gutted it out and scored 12 points and grabbed 8 rebounds in 24 minutes. Cavs 110 Celtics 79 All attention turned to LeBron James in the second quarter when the scoreboard showed that James was closing in on 21st on the all-time scoring list. David Richard-USA TODAY Sports David Richard Cavs 110 Celtics 79 James moved past Ray Allen for 21st in career points in NBA history in the third quarter. Cavs 110 Celtics 79 LeBron James, Iman Shumpert and Tristan Thompson share a laugh on the bench in the fourth quarter. LeBron was able to sit the entire quarter as the Cavaliers had a 44 point lead early in the period. Cavs 110 Celtics 79 Kyrie Irving returned after sitting out the last two games with an injured shoulder. Irving finished with 18 points, 14 of which came in the first half. Cavs 110 Celtics 79 Tristan Thompson slams one home. Thompson was one of seven Cavaliers in double figures. All five starters had at least 10 points.