Isaiah Thomas to see specialists about hip injury Monday

The defending champion Cleveland Cavaliers exploded to a 72-31 halftime lead - the largest halftime advantage in playoff history - and cruised to 130-86 blowout of the Boston Celtics to take a 2-0 lead in the Eastern Conference finals.

Kevin Love, looking like the Kevin Love from his Minnesota days, fired in a career-playoff-high 32 points, including four 3-pointers in the third quarter, and grabbed 12 rebounds.

Kobe Bryant and Karl Malone, and now James, are the only players in league history to make the All-NBA first team 11 times.

The win was the 13th straight playoff victory for the Cavaliers, who have not lost since Game 4 of last year's NBA Finals.

Game 3 is on Sunday night.

The All-NBA Second Team includes three players making their All-NBA debuts: Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo, Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert and Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas. The Orlando Magic beat them by 47 points in the first round of the 1995 postseason. He flew home for her funeral and then scored 53 points in a home playoff win over Washington on what would have been his sister's 23rd birthday.

Davis made the All-NBA First Team alongside LeBron James, Kawhi Leonard, James Harden and Russell Westbrook. With 11 First Team selections (including 10 straight) to go with two Second Team nods, James has made an All-NBA Team in each of the last 13 seasons.

James, who's won the award four times, still has a chance for a fourth National Basketball Association title - and second in a row.

Although injuries derailed some teams - Chicago seemed poised to knock off Boston before Rajon Rondo got hurt, the Clippers finished the first round without Blake Griffin, San Antonio was already without Tony Parker and saw its best hope in the West finals damaged when Leonard re-rolled his ankle, and Toronto's slim chance against Cleveland got slimmer when Kyle Lowry turned his ankle - the interest level isn't ailing. Indeed, things had gone from bad to worse for the Celtics, who were going to be playing without Isaiah Thomas, their scoring leader whose play most games set the tone for how the rest of the team would perform.

Draymond Green, who picked up the four first-team votes that didn't go to James or Leonard at forward, is first among forwards in Defensive Rating and will likely win the NBA's Defensive Player of the Year Award this season. The Celtics need more than just two games to truly break out.

"He's been a big role for our team", forward Al Horford said. "We've worked really hard and put ourselves in this position to be here. It's definitely a low point for our group". No Thomas means more minutes for Marcus Smart and Terry Rozier, significantly better defenders due to their relative size and versatility.

There was a large contingent of New England Patriots sitting courtside, including tight end Rob Gronkowski, backup quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo and owner Robert Kraft. Even if everyone comes together and plays their best, that probably would not be enough unless the Cavaliers had their worst game of the series.

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