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Boston Celtics: How to watch, listen and more

18 Mai 2018

So yeah, Sunday's Game 1 win in Boston over the Cavs was a deep breath of fresh air.

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They had an initial sugar-high following their trade deadline shake-up, but this is the James Show as much as it was in 2010 when the Celtics made him quit his way all the way to Miami.

"I'm not going to lose sleep over it", James said.

Boston starters were feeling it from three-point range on Sunday, hitting 10 of their 21 attempts. And when LeBron isn't all that great in Game 1, he tends to follow it up with a big Game 2 (unless he's playing the Warriors in the NBA Finals).

The Celtics came out fighting against the Cavaliers from word go in Game 1 and Cleveland just couldn't cope all four quarters. At one point, they were staring at a 29-point deficit.

Either way, both James and his seven-consecutive-finals streak took a shot to the face in the Cavs' 107-94 loss to the Celtics in Game 2 on Tuesday that really hurt. We have another opportunity to be better Tuesday.

The second match of the series will be held on may 16 in Boston.

As Love mentioned, just this postseason, the Cavs dropped Game 1 in the first round at in, with James putting up 24 points, 10 rebounds and 12 assists on 7-of-17 shooting in a 98-80 defeat. Some defenders are better at guarding him one-on-one than others and in those instances, James will initiate a switch that allows him to beat a player off-the-dribble from the perimeter or in the low-post.

"We were great", Horford said. At the end of the day, all the talking done off the court.

So much of this Boston season has been defined by who the Celtics are missing (Gordon Hayward and Kyrie Irving) and what's possible when everyone is healthy next season.

Many sound bites from those talking heads were displayed on the Garden Jumbotron during a pregame video montage.

Like the Boston Celtics dug past their regular rotation when the time was right this postseason, such as starting Semi Ojeleye against the Milwaukee Bucks to slow down Giannis Antetokounmpo, the Cavaliers must use their depth.

They have been underdogs in every game since the start of the second round against the Sixers. When forced to respond - especially early in a series - James legitimately takes a game over, and it can often be the start of the tipping point in a series.

"Man, it's the Eastern Conference Finals, so I mean, what are we going to wait for?"

In a single game format on DraftKings, players get to selection six options at any position with a $50,000 budget. "That's what we did". The Celtics will again have all five starters chip in close to 15 points, and defensively restrict Cleveland enough to scrape home with a 104-101 win.

"We didn't play well".

"We lost", Lue said. LeBron had a rough game 1, but he's too good to be shutdown all series long.

"I have zero level of concern at this stage", the three-time NBA Champion explained to reporters after Game 1. "We'll see ways we can be better and get our offense into a better rhythm".

After the Celtics' first-round exit the following season, it was clear the East belonged to LeBron.

James is 8-6 in postseason Game 2s following a loss.

Celtics' Jaylen Brown, $10,800: Brown has been a great offensive boost for the Celtics their last two games, putting up a combined 47 points.

Boston Celtics: How to watch, listen and more