Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Boston Celtics Game 2 Live Stream 2017

Paola Ditto
Mag 20, 2017

These Celtics, however, passed the former Celtic's test with Monday night's 115-105 Game 7 win over Washington.

Cleveland jumped out fast in Game 1 and never looked back.

Wall and Beal each were beneficiaries scoring eight and nine points, respectively in the second quarter to help the Wizards take a two-point lead into halftime. "We can't allow a team of their caliber to build a lead like that in the first quarter".

In the series opener, James led Cleveland with 38 points, nine rebounds, seven assists, and two steals.

The Boston Celtics won the top seed in the Eastern Conference to gain home-court advantage in the Conference Finals.

A loss Friday would also leave Boston with the daunting proposition of having to win four out of five games to take the series - a almost impossible task against a team that since James returned to Cleveland in 2014-15 has a 33-4 playoff record against Eastern Conference opponents. "But we've been talking, and he's been ready, and tonight was a huge performance from him".

The Celtics couldn't get anything working when they had the ball, held to just 35 percent from the field in the first half and 2 for 16 from beyond the arc. Because of his dominance, Stevens also stated that they might be forced to double-team, which he called "scary" when facing the Cavaliers.

One thing the Celtics would love to bring to the table is more offense from Isaiah Thomas.

It was the second straight time the Cavaliers visited Boston and faced little resistance.

The Cavs shot 11-for-31 from three-point range as a team and when you factor that into how much of a blowout the game turned into, it doesn't bode well for the Celtics on how the game could have turned out if Irving was hitting shots or if three pointers were falling more for the Cavs.

"Their crowd is really behind them, and they feed off their crowd, so we know it's going to be the same thing", Thompson said.

"We can't panic. It's only one game", Thomas said after Boston's off-day workout Thursday.

The Cleveland Cavaliers partnership with Goodyear won't show up on jerseys until next season, but that didn't stop LeBron James from showing a sneak peak at Cavaliers' practice.

"Amazing, but he's better than when I first got into the league", said Stevens, in his fourth year in the league and now 0-5 against James and the Cavs in the postseason.

With the Cavs leading Boston 1-0 in the eastern conference finals and the Warriors holding a 2-0 edge over the San Antonio Spurs in the west, backcourt partners Dyami Starks and Adam Doyle backed last season's finalists to continue on their merry way.

"We got the shots we wanted on the offensive end nearly all of the first half", Thomas said, noting the Cavs were rested while his team had just come off a seven-game series with the Washington Wizards. If we want to keep him in front, we don't want him shooting layups. I think it starts with us as the starters.

Altre relazioniGrafFiotech

Discuti questo articolo

Segui i nostri GIORNALE