Thomas injured, Celtics find new low in Game 2 loss to Cavs

They're not on 'Space Jam.' Like, they lace up their shoes just like us. He finished with two points in 18 minutes. The Cleveland won Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals in Boston 117-104, making it 9 consecutive victories to start the 2017 National Basketball Association playoffs.

The Boston Celtics were facing a 41-point deficit after the first half on Friday night during Game 2, and somehow, their night just got worse.

The Cleveland Cavaliers are making sure the world knows they are the kings of the east, setting an National Basketball Association playoff record with a 41-point halftime lead in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals against the Boston Celtics at TD Garden on Friday.

Kyrie Irving had 23 points for the Cavaliers, who return home with a chance to finish off the Celtics in Cleveland.

"It is embarrassing", guard Avery Bradley said. Rookie Jaylen Brown scored a career playoff-high 19 points for Boston.

Cavaliers: James is first player with at least 30 points in eight straight playoff games since Kareem Abdul-Jabbar in 1970. But nothing seemed to work as Cleveland shared the ball in the half court and made the Celtics pay with transition 3-pointers.

The Cavs had a 72-31 advantage heading into intermission.

  • Julie Sanders