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The Celtics Have Dominated the Cavs With Depth And Relentlessness

16 May, 2018, 14:30 | Author: Candice Daniels
  • The Celtics Have Dominated the Cavs With Depth And Relentlessness

Late in the second quarter of Game 2 between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Boston Celtics, LeBron James took a blow to the jaw and promptly left the game.

James did look a bit off kilter as he walked slowly into the tunnel, but in the end it was a neck strain, rather than a concussion.

LeBron James had an objectively great game.

The series will now switch to Cleveland for games three and four and the Cavs will have to protect home-court in the same manner that Boston did to retain any hope of reaching the NBA Finals for a fourth straight year. They're being physical. They're gooning the game up, and we got to do the same thing.

When LeBron James has the kind of game he had in Game 1, he usually does something legendary.

Rozier scored 14 points in the quarter with his free throws getting Boston even at 66-66 with 6:11 on the clock.

But Cleveland's commitment to defense waned as the game wore on. This game was Exhibit A of the Cavs just not having the horses after LeBron (and perhaps Love). I'm not going to sit here and guarantee that Boston wins the series against the Cavs.

Jaylen Brown led the Celtics with 23 points, Terry Rozier bounced back in the second half to add 18 and Al Horford scored 15 with key buckets down the stretch. "That's why I was able to come back and finish the half".

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Love said he thought the Cavs were a "little soft" in the first half in Game 1.

Tyronn Lue made the adjustment of going big and inserted Tristan Thompson into Cleveland's starting lineup for Kyle Korver.

Besides an uncharacteristically bad game from LeBron, the rest of the Cavaliers weren't making any threes.

Maybe Lue still thinks so, but who knows?

Smith said there was no malicious intent on the play. They can chant and scream all they want; it actually makes me feel better about myself.

"The first possession we ran them down all the way to two [seconds left] on the shot clock", James said. Not only did it show toughness from Morris, it showed this Boston Celtics team is not going to back down from anyone.

"When we've gotten off to a slow start in the first quarter or third quarter, that's resulted in losses for us this year", James said.

Now, to be clear, here's the original package the Cavs got in return for Irving: Isiah Thomas (no longer with the team), Jae Crowder (no longer with the team), Ante Zizic (you've probably never heard of him) and now the No. 8 pick.

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