Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Boston Celtics
The Boston Celtics suffered another defeat against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday with a final score of 130-86. The 44-point lead of the Cavs is the biggest setup of the Celtics in the playoff series. Both teams are competing for the Eastern Conference Finals series and Cleveland took the 2-0 advantage already.
As expected, LeBron James led the Cavaliers on Friday and even stated that his team can still do better when interviewed by the press. He admitted that they played well against the Celtics on game 2 and can do other things to make them even better and they have no complacency.
Despite not included on the 2017 NBA MVP candidates, James played another impressive game and led the team in scoring with 30 points, with 4 rebounds, 7 assists, 4 steals and 3 block shots. Aside from him, other players who scored in double figure for the Cavaliers include Kyrie Irving with 23 points, Kevin Love added 21 points, and Richard Jefferson with 10 points for the game.
They played a solid performance despite the home court advantage of the Celtics.
Unfortunately, the Celtics missed the service of their star point guard Isaiah Thomas Jr. who obtained a right hip strain injury in the first half of the game. According to head coach Brad Stevens, Thomas had been experiencing pain due to injury during the Washington-Boston semifinals series.
The Boston Celtics need to pick up their games back, with or without Thomas heading to the scheduled game 3 on Monday at the Quicken Loan Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. They will have a home court disadvantage against the Cavaliers.
Scoring by quarters: