As a team, the Cavs shot 56 percent from the field and 19 of 39 from the three-point line but this win was all about the Cavs' dominance in the first half where they built a 41-point lead which is the largest halftime lead in National Basketball Association postseason history.
Before the Celtics ruled Thomas out for the season, teammate Avery Bradley said Friday night it's hard to lose Boston's top offensive weapon.
In the video above, watch a recap of the Cleveland Cavaliers Game 2 win over the Boston Celtics. "As well as we played tonight, we've got a couple of things we can do better". The Celtics haven't found a way, and they're running out of time.
The Celtics' loss by 44 was the franchise's worst at home in the playoffs. There's just absolutely no way that the Celtics can win this series, and like most people out there right now, I don't even think there's a chance they win even one game.
Given that the Cavs ended the first half with a mind-boggling, 41-point lead, 72-31, the second half of what would become a 130-86 rout was a laugher from the start. LeBron James might not come out and say that he was disappointed about not being named one of the three finalists for the NBA MVP, but his performance in Game 2 might have just done the talking for him.
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The Celtics will be without their leading scorer for Sunday night's Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals in Cleveland and for the rest of the postseason. Thomas looked out of it, and if he was in so much pain to the point where he had could not continue to play in the Eastern Conference Finals, perhaps he shouldn't have been out there in the first place.
"Every year he's the MVP and you could give it to him every year, but when guys have incredible seasons like James Harden did, and Westbrook, and Kawhi, then you kind of give those guys the nod, but to me, LeBron's the MVP".
James notched his eighth straight playoff game of at least 30 points, and did it in a 2017 playoff-low 33 minutes.
That is a bit presumptuous, of course, but there are no signs Boston can contain the indomitable James, who in his 14th season may be playing better than at any time in his life.
"There are a few teams in this league that are very similar to us in the sense that, if they play great, they're next to impossible to beat", Jefferson said.More news: Is Jared Kushner a person of interest in the Trump-Russia investigation?
It has been a tough postseason for Thomas off the court as well.
LeBron James scored 22 of his 30 points in the first half. I knew what type of game he was going to have.
The win was the 13th straight playoff victory for the Cavaliers, who have not lost since Game 4 of last year's NBA Finals. I know I do. That is the second-longest streak for any player in history against Boston.
Kevin Love continued his strong play, with 21 points and 12 boards.
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