Published: Sat, May 20, 2017
Money | By Armando Alvarado

Cavs set record with 41-point halftime lead

Cavs set record with 41-point halftime lead

"They're not on 'Space Jam.' Like, they lace up their shoes just like us". "We played well, we've got to come out tonight and try to duplicate that". By the time the game was over, Cleveland had won 130-86, and taken a commanding 2-0 series lead.

After Irving hit a reverse jumper in the lane with his left hand and James knocked down one of his two attempts from the free-throw line, Love caught a pass from James and buried a three-pointer from the right wing.

Celtics coach Brad Stevens said after the game that Thomas' injury is something he's been dealing with for a bit. "And we when we went back to the locker room, our training staff and doctors got with him".

Asked how much that hurt his team, Stevens said, "Not 44 points worth". "For him to have to sit was hard".

Thomas will be re-evaluated on Saturday.

"I don't want to put that on any one guy". "I also told you (earlier this season) we had another level. We were poor. You've got to be able to pick up the slack, certainly, when other guys aren't available". Rookie Jaylen Brown scored a career playoff-high 19 points for Boston. That was followed by another on Stevens. Love posted 21 points with 12 rebounds in just 27 minutes of action.

Although the Celtics made a run and cut the deficit to just one point, 11-10, with 6:35 to play, the Cavaliers had an answer in the form of a 10-0 spurt out of a timeout, and that gave them an 11-point lead with 4:22 to play in the quarter. It's one game, and we know this team is a very scrappy team. His shooting was a key spark to Cleveland's second consecutive dominant performance. Well, let me be more clear. They're now down 0-2 headed to Cleveland.

Non-MVP LeBron James and his Cavaliers crush Celtics in Boston
In Game 1, the Celtics' All-Star guard sprinted cross-court in an attempt to block a James dunk. "We're not scared of Cleveland. He was pretty despondent not to be able to play. "That's just from these guys developing him". "I'm excited about Game 3".

The Celtics shot 3 for 14 from the field to start Game 1 and were just as abysmal in Game 2, connecting on 6 of 21 shots in the first quarter as the Cavs took a 32-18 lead.

The Cavaliers maintained their deadly form, while the woes pile up for the Celtics with the early exit of main man Isaiah Thomas due to a right hip strain. He is averaging 34.3 points, 8.5 rebounds and 7.1 assists in the playoffs, shooting 56.9 percent from the floor and 45.8 percent from 3-point range.

Cleveland completely dominated the second quarter, outscoring the Celtics 40-13 while also playing brilliantly on the defensive end of the floor.

Boston tried to fight back, scrambling to close out on defence and trying to send help to contain James on drives.

The Celtics face a daunting battle with Games 3 and 4 played in "King" James' court.

And their night - and possibly the series - was sunk when star point guard Isaiah Thomas limped off with a hip injury.

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