BOSTON – Here are the Stars, Studs and Duds from Boston's 107-94 Game 2 win over Cleveland.STARSLeBron James: For most of the game, LeBron James was all that and then some for the Cavaliers. He delivered a super-sized triple-double of 42 points, 12 assists
After the Boston Celtics stomped out his Cleveland Cavaliers to open the 2018 Eastern Conference finals on Sunday, LeBron James kept it cool, insisting he had “zero level of concern at this stage” with his team down a game in the best-of-seven set. Coming off a disappointing start to the series, Brad Stevens’ Celtics expected to get a monster effort from James in Game 2. Boston choked out the Cavs in the second half, limiting the three-time-defending Eastern Conference champs to 39 points on 39 shots after halftime before pulling away in the closing minutes for a 107-94 win.
Cavaliers forward LeBron James said he just needed a chance to ''recalibrate'' when he left in the second quarter Tuesday night after taking a shot to the jaw from Boston's Jayson Tatum. Obviously incidental,'' James said after the Celtics beat Cleveland 107-94 to take a 2-0 lead in the Eastern Conference finals despite his 42 points and a triple-double. James was driving to the basket when Tatum went for the steal with both hands and collided with the Cleveland star, driving his shoulder into James' jaw.
Cavaliers forward LeBron James said he just needed a chance to "recalibrate" when he left in the second quarter Tuesday night after taking a shot to the jaw from Boston's Jayson Tatum. Obviously incidental," James said after the Celtics beat Cleveland 107-94 to take a 2-0 lead in the Eastern Conference finals despite his 42 points and a triple-double. James was driving to the basket when Tatum went for the steal with both hands and collided with the Cleveland star, driving his shoulder into James' jaw.
The Cleveland Cavaliers’ playoff run reached an inflection point Tuesday in a 107-94 loss to the Boston Celtics, and frustration appeared to take over on an ugly foul committed late in the game by guard J.R. Smith. The Cavs, in the midst of a 39-point second half while blowing a seven-point halftime lead, were running out of time against a Celtics team that had wrested control of the game with a chance to take a 2-0 series lead. With just under four minutes to play, Boston forced a Cavs defensive switch that left Al Horford with a clear path to the basket and a lob pass from Marcus Smart.
The Celtics remained undefeated at home in the postseason with a 107–94 win over the Cavaliers on Tuesday. Boston has won both games in the series by double digits, and Cleveland appears to be in very serious danger of missing the finals for the first time since James’s homecoming. Can the Cavs recover as the series shifts back to Ohio?
The Boston Celtics defended their home court and took a commanding lead after topping the Cleveland Cavaliers 107-94 in game two of the Eastern Conference finals. Not even a triple-double from Cleveland superstar LeBron James could stop the Cavaliers from falling 2-0 down in the playoff series on Tuesday. The Cavaliers led for much of the first half and carried a 55-48 advantage into main interval but Boston outscored Cleveland by 14 in the third quarter to turn their seven-point deficit into an 84-77 advantage at TD Garden.
WHAT HAPPENED? LeBron James scored 21 points in the first quarter and the Celtics didn't have anyone but Jaylen Brown going. It could not have been more obvious the Celtics would just get those other guys going then win. THEN WHAT HAPPENED? The Celtics
Considering all the basketball adversity the Celtics have experienced this season, no team in the postseason now was built better to withstand James' scoring onslaught like the one we witnessed in Game 2 as James tallied a super-sized triple-double of 42 points, 10 rebounds and 12 assists. Jaylen Brown led the Celtics with 23 points while Al Horford who came through in a big way in the fourth, tallied a double-double of 15 points and 10 rebounds along with four assists.
The Phoenix Suns will pick first in the 2018 NBA Draft after winning the lottery. Equipped with the highest odds courtesy of their 21-61 record this season, the Suns received the number one pick in Tuesday's draft lottery. The Sacramento Kings and Atlanta