The Cleveland Cavaliers on the road storm past the Boston Celtics in game-two of the Eastern Conference Finals by the final score of 130-86. The Cavaliers now take a 2-0 lead in the series. The Cavaliers scored the most points in a playoff game in franchise history. The Cavaliers also broke the playoff record with a 41 point halftime lead, and they won their 13th straight playoff game which tied the playoff record. LeBron James led all scorers with 30 points on 12 of 18 from the field, including four rebounds, seven assists, four steals, and three blocks.
James once again scored 30 plus points in a playoff for the 8th time in a row. Kevin Love posted a double-double with 21 points on 7 of 14 from the field, grabbed 12 rebounds, and hit four three-pointers. Love scored 18 of his points in the first half. Kyrie Irving put in 23 points on 8 of 11 from the floor, and made three triples. The Cavaliers big three as of James, Irving, and Love each scored 20 or more points in this game.
J.R. Smith scored nine points on 4 of 5 from the field, and plucked seven rebounds. Smith made a tough fade away jump shot at the buzzer to end the half which gave the Cavaliers a 41 points lead at halftime. Richard Jefferson added 10 points on 3 of 7 from the field, pulled down five rebounds, and blocked two shots off the bench. Iman Shumpert contributed seven points on a perfect 2 of 2 from the floor, to go along with five rebounds, three assists, and two steals off the bench. Kyle Korver poured in eight points off the bench in 12 minutes.
Channing Frye notched seven points on 3 of 6 from the field off the pine. The Cavaliers shot 56.5 percent from the field, and shot 48.7 percent on 19 of 39 behind the three-point line. The Cavaliers just dominated the Celtics, and the Celtics got embarrassed on their home floor. The Cavaliers were playing great from start to finish.
The Cavaliers also played outstanding defense and the Celtics only scored a total of 31 points in the first half. The Cavaliers were on fire, and they were executing so well offensively. The Cavaliers will head back home for game three and they will have a lot of momentum playing at home after playing very well in the last couple games of this series on the road.
“It’s one game. I don’t care if you win by 200 points,” Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue said. “We’re going back home, we’re not going to get comfortable. We understand that this is a good team. They’re not No. 1 in the East for no reason.”
For the Celtics, Avery Bradley amassed 13 points on merely 6 of 17 from the field. Al Horford put up 11 points on 4 of 9 from the floor, gathered five rebounds, and blocked two shots. Jae Crowder finished with nine points on just 3 of 9 from the field, and collected four rebounds. Jalen Brown snagged 19 points on 7 of 11 from the floor, caught four rebounds, and stripped away two steals off the pine. Tyler Zeller tossed in eight points on 4 of 6 from the field, and nabbed four rebounds off the bench.
Terry Rozier logged six points on 2 of 5 from the floor, and dished out three assists off the pine. The Celtics shot only 37.2 percent from the field, and shot 29.6 percent on 8 of 27 from three-point range. This was one of the Celtics worst losses in franchise history. This Celtics played sloppy with 20 turnovers and they were totally out of sink offensively. They also let the Cavs do whatever they wanted on offense. The Celtics just played a horrible game at both ends of the floor.