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Records tumble as Cavs hand Celtics a hiding

Records tumble as Cavs hand Celtics a hiding

"He's not afraid. That's what you like the most about young guys".

They were among the worst teams defensively during the regular season, and "improved" to middle-of-the-pack status near the end of the season. Does LeBron James need to drop another 20-point half or chase down another block to sway the one or two souls on the planet who are unconvinced?

But after watching the beatdown administered by Cleveland on Friday night, I am more convinced than ever that if the Celtics keep the number one pick there's only one choice that makes sense.

The Celtics, who lost the first two games of their first-round series with the Chicago Bulls at home, had won five straight at home since then before losing the opener of this National Basketball Association semi-final series. Cleveland - playing in a hostile environment on away court at TD Garden - outscored the Celtics 40-13 in the second quarter to open up a comprehensive 41-point advantage heading into the break - the largest half-time lead in playoff history.

The Cavs win their second straight over the number one-seeded Celtics in Boston.

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Cleveland barely raised a sweat on Friday as they took a commanding 2-0 series lead in the Eastern Conference finals.

LeBron James tied Michael Jordan's playoff record with his eighth straight game of at least 30 points, scoring exactly that amount before taking a seat on the bench.

As a team the Cavs were 19 of 39 from the 3-point line.

Isaiah Thomas is injured.

'He's had a nagging hip injury, ' said Boston coach Brad Stevens.

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Warriors coach Steve Kerr's health has improved enough that he traveled to Texas with the team, an encouraging sign after he returned to practice for the first time in more than three weeks last Saturday following a May 5 procedure to fix a spinal fluid leak. Then Friday, shortly before tipoff, the league released the top three finalists for MVP - which will be named at an awards show on June 26 - and James was left off a list that featured Russell Westbrook, James Harden and Kawhi Leonard. Kyrie Irving was better in Game 2 than Game 1. "Isaiah brings a lot to this team, not only his leadership but obviously his play". The Celtics haven't found a way, and they're running out of time. "They're not No. 1 in the East for no reason".

"It was obviously just embarrassing", said Celtics guard Avery Bradley.

"Cleveland didn't want to see us". 'Defending champs. They swept us off the floor'.

"Beal is a good young player", said Cavs forward Richard Jefferson. "Our team is in a great groove right now", James said. It's always the guys sitting at home who have something to say. "Get here. Well, they're not here".

Man tried to get into cockpit on flight to Hawaii
Police say officers determined Uskanil had been drinking but didn't meet the criteria to be arrested for being drunk in public. Due to a disturbance during the flight, the crew requested that law enforcement meet the aircraft upon landing in Honolulu.


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