"I didn't go to college, so it's not March Madness".
Game 2 of the best-of-7 series is set to tip off at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday from Boston's TD Garden.
It was basically over right there.
Boston led 84-77 after three quarters and took command late in the fourth with the Cavs getting little offense other than from James. Morris made it a very special Mother's Day for all the moms in attendance, giving them an afternoon the fans won't soon forget - all from a player who wasn't even expected to start the game. If Morris is making things hard, and James just gets through it anyways, you have to accept that.
"We really lean on him", said Brown of Horford.
But for the Cavs to even the series, they need more help besides Kevin Love, who chipped in 17 points and eight rebounds in the Game 1 loss. James collected another such traditional trifecta (Marcus Morris foul), and he raised the building's blood pressure with a jumper that made it a six-point game with 4:42 remaining. Nothing came easy for James, who had seven of his team's 10 turnovers.
Smart finished with 11 points and nine assists off the bench.
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"Yes", he said, "I think so".
James was a minus-26 in the first half, breaking his personal plus/minus postseason worst by a point.
"We were awful defensively", said Thompson, who was moved into the starting lineup as coach Tyronn Lue's most obvious game-to-game adjustment but contributed only two rebounds and four points after halftime.
"We lost", Lue said. However, he had his best shooting night of the playoffs in game one, and we will see if this efficient shooting will carry on for the rest of the series. After being out-rebounded 24-16 in the opening half, Boston made a objective to crash the glass in the final two quarters and wound up finishing with one more board (46-45) than the Cavs. "I try to lead them the best way I can, lead by example".
J.D. Martinez and Rafael Devers each hit solo home runs for the Red Sox, but the A's hit three solo shots to beat Boston 6-5. He also shot 75 percent from three-point range.
NOTES: Backup point guard Shane Larkin was declared out of at least Games 1 and 2 for the Celtics with his shoulder injury.
Celtics' defensive gameplan - The Celtics treated LeBron James with deference, clogging up the paint and plugging up all the driving lanes he tried to find off the bounce.