Cavs set NBA record with 41-point halftime lead
They’re not the Monstars. “They’re not on ‘Space Jam.’ Like, they lace up their shoes just like us”.
LeBron James scored 30 points and dished out 7 assists as the Cleveland Cavaliers blew out the Boston Celtics, 130-86 in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals. The Cavaliers (60-31 SU, 45-42-4 ATS) have since gone 6-0-1 ATS, including an easy Game 1 victory over the Celtics on Wednesday night.
Matters didn’t get any better when Isaiah Thomas was ruled out for the second half with a sprained right hip, but in truth, the Celtics’ All-Star had been a non-factor. His two points came on a pair of free throws. “But no way are we getting overconfident just by winning one game”. “We’re going back home, we’re not going to get comfortable”.
Rood said the Cavs action has been predominantly public play. “For him to have to sit was pretty hard”.
Thomas will be re-evaluated on Saturday.
“Everybody in the world knows that they’re good”, Stevens said of the Cavs. “Like, they lace up their shoes just like us”.
The deeper you get into it, the more your flaws come to the surface and eventually prove to be your undoing.
Jaylen Brown had 19 points, but much of that was in garbage time.
Essentially everything went right for the Cavs in the first half. He was bad in this game, scoring just two points. Out of the break, the Cavaliers outscored the Celtics, 11-8, over the final four minutes of the quarter.
“It is embarrassing”, guard Avery Bradley said. “We’ll find out what kind of team we ae how we respond”.
LeBron is on another level in Game 2, with 22 points (9-of-14 shooting from the field), six assists, three rebounds, three blocks, and two steals. Although Thomas played in Game 1 and attempted to again on Friday, the hip injury is considered significant.
Out of the timeout, James buried another three-pointer, and Irving followed with a 29-foot triple of his own from the right wing.
Boston tried to fight back, scrambling to close out on defense and trying to send help to contain James on drives.
“We don’t take this for granted at all, I’m going to continue to say it, because we understand how valuable it is to win on the road or win any games in the Playoffs”, said Irving.
There’s stealing homecourt advantage from an opponent, and then there’s what the Cavaliers did to the Celtics on Friday night in Boston. Even J.R. Smith hit this unreal buzzer beater. It somehow found the bottom of the basket.
Cleveland’s halftime edge surpassed the Detroit Piston’s 40-point lead during the 1987 playoffs.
It’s a feeling shared by his players.