Cleveland led by as much as 51 points at 113-62 in the fourth quarter.
Still, it was the worst home playoff loss ever for the most-decorated franchise in National Basketball Association history. The Cavaliers lead the series, 2-0. Even if he's not on the floor, we've got to have the next-man-up mentality, which we've had for the most part all season.
Game 2 of the Celtics-Cavaliers series will be played today, still at the TD Garden. In the 2017 NBA Playoffs, Hayward and the Jazz found themselves swept by the Golden State Warriors.
The "Big Three" combined for 74 points and didn't play the final 14 minutes. The first half of Game 3 was like a Team USA game against Nigeria. Before the start of the Eastern Conference finals, he said he had no desire to go back and watch tape of the way the Cavaliers defended him in that 2015 matchup. It was injured yet again in against the Cavs in Game 2 and he sat out the second half. The previous record was 40, set on April 26, 1987 (Pistons 76, Bullets 36). The veteran point guard didn't have the usual burst going at the basket and struggled to finish near the rim. The only problem that is seen with taking Fultz is that he is a score-first point guard, which Boston already has with Isaiah Thomas.
The Celtics obviously need to win this game to stay alive in the series as no one comes back from a 3-0 deficit, but I really don't see how you could back them after the way they played in Game 2.
Cavs back home after demolishing Celtics
"It was one game", Lue said.
I would offer the Celtics, who may be seeking veteran help because they're not a young squad while being one of the top Eastern Conference clubs, No. 3 and the Lakers' 2018 selection for No. 1. When: 8:30 p.m, Sunday. Thomas underwent six hours of oral surgery during Boston's off day, then scored 53 points in an overtime victory in Game 2 on what would have been his sister's 23rd birthday. He has scored 30 or more points in nine of the 10 playoff games.
LeBron James' teams are 20-0 all time in series that they've held a 2-0 lead, and the way this series has started, that ideal record doesn't seem to be in any jeopardy. Love posted 21 points with 12 rebounds in just 27 minutes of action. Brown came away with 19 points on 7-for-11 shooting. During the past season, he also averaged 5.4 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game and became a first-time NBA All-Star; selected as one of the West's reserves.
What do you think the Boston Celtics will try to do to replace Isaiah Thomas? After leaving in the second quarter with a hip sprain, Thomas didn't return and is due for further evaluations.
Adding to Boston's woes, Isaiah Thomas was lost to a right hip strain at halftime.
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