Published: Thu, May 17, 2018
Sport | By Victor Mcdonald

Twitter buries Cavs after falling into 0-2 hole against Celtics

Twitter buries Cavs after falling into 0-2 hole against Celtics

After all, this isn't the first time a James-led team has lost its first two games of a playoff series. A jumper from James trimmed the Celtics' lead to six with 4:42 to play but the hosts scored the next eight points to pull away for the win.

In the opening stanza, the Cavaliers led for almost all of it - taking a double-digit lead in the first quarter and led by as many as 11 late in the second quarter. Limited to 15 points in Cleveland's Game 1 loss, James needed just 7 minutes, 34 seconds to eclipse his scoring output from Sunday's opener.

Smart filled the stat sheet with 11 points, five rebounds, nine assists and four steals off the bench. "But I don't think it - it didn't affect my game after that".

He buried some nice jimmies and threw down a hammer of a dunk, en route to scoring 14 of the Celtics' 36-third-quarter-points, as the C's would take an, 84-77, lead into the final quarter. Jaylen Brown led the way with 23 points and former Shaker Heights star Terry Rozier adding 18 as the Celtics' starting backcourt outscored Cleveland's tandem of George Hill and JR Smith by a combined total of 41-3.

Kevin Love finished with 22 points and 15 rebounds for Cleveland. "We're gonna see what we're made of on Saturday". "We have each other's backs".

Green turned the ball over on the Cavs last possession and The Garden was re-energized heading into halftime.

However, midway through the second quarter, he inadvertently got hit in the face by Jayson Tatum's shoulder.

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Consequently, two riders of the bike suffered injuries and one of them, 22-year-old Ateeq Baig, succumbed to his injuries.

Early on, it seemed as if this night would belong to James and the Cavaliers.

"We've got to be tougher". "He came back, but when he came back, I don't think he had the same punch that he had before he left as far as attacking the basket, playing with that force and power we talked about at shoot-around", Lue said.

The Cavs not only won their two ensuing home games, but also Game 5 in Detroit before ultimately losing the series in seven games to the two-time defending Eastern Conference champions.

As we saw all throughout the first round, James didn't get much help from his teammates.

The Cavaliers came into the game looking to switch things up a bit, so they gave forward Tristan Thompson the start in place of sharp-shooting guard Kyle Korver.

The Celtics finished the night shooting 43.5 percent from the field, while knocking down 10-of-31 from deep.

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