There's no complacency for us now. "We can't put our head down when we miss one", he said.
Cleveland led by 14 points after one quarter, by a record 41 at the half, and by 46 after three quarters. They are in Dallas this evening at 7:00 pm after winning their first two games of the season, primarily thanks to some excellent defense. Though the Celtics trail, 0-2, and got embarrassed Friday night, Brown has caught the opposition's eye. "We played probably better than the score indicated in [Game 1], but not good, and we obviously played one of our worst games you could play today". So we're going to focus on us, we're going to figure out ways to play better, and we're going to go after it on Sunday. Easily and relentlessness, James and his teammates imposed their will on the top-seeded and overmatched Celtics, who just days earlier had been filled with optimism after beating Washington in seven games and then winning the National Basketball Association draft lottery. The injury was further aggravated in Game 6 of the Washington Wizards series last Friday.
"I look at LeBron like Shaq (Shaquille O'Neal)", said Lue.
"I am a guy that lives in the moment". "I told you we had another level", James said. "We were poor. You've got to be able to pick up the slack, certainly, when other guys aren't available".
Unstoppable: LeBron James led the Cavaliers to a big victory over the Celtics. According to Brad Stevens, that is Boston's only option at this point.
The Cavs eventually pushed the lead to as much as 50 points and the eventual margin of 44 marked the second largest playoff loss in Celtics history after a 47-point defeat to the Orlando Magic in 1995.
He almost bit on Thomas' theatric shot fake, but recovered and rendered the Celtics' recently-minted All-NBA point guard into nothing but a praying man just inside the three-point line.
Justin says it's hilarious that we are once again drafting a guard and we are completely ok with it.
Thomas finished with just a pair of free throws, missing all six shots from the field.
The Boston Celtics host the Cleveland Cavaliers in game two of the Eastern Conference final on May 19 at 8:30pm EST.
Locked and loaded from the start, the Cavaliers were precise on both ends in the Game 2 bludgeoning on Friday. My only job is to be MVP of this team every night. I'm a hardcore Cleveland fan, but this game was just upsetting to watch. "This league knows what I bring to the table". As for finishing fourth in the MVP voting, James wondered, "Fourth?"
On a 2-on-1 situation with James, Smith ran the floor and converted a layup, which Irving followed up with a jumper that forced the Celtics into a timeout.
Looking at the betting trends, the Celtics are 5-2 ATS in their last seven road games, 7-3 ATS in hteir last 10 games following a loss of more than 10 points and 0-4 ATS in their last four Conference Finals games. "For him to have to sit was pretty hard". Their high blitzes have worked well to trap him, while their hard hedges on screens have forced the ball out of his hands early.