Celtics Hold Off Cavs to Take 2-0 Series Lead

Celtics Hold Off Cavs to Take 2-0 Series Lead

Boston put together a remarkable team performance to take down the Cleveland Cavaliers 107-94 in Game 2 on Tuesday night, and take a commanding 2-0 lead in the Eastern Conference Finals.

However, LeBron's figures against Morris make for interesting reading. That was the last ace up the Cavs' sleeve.

We're going to need more from you, LeBron. LeBron was Superman from the jump, and still, after 12 minutes, Boston was only down four.

Boston pushed their lead to double-digits early in the fourth quarter. They want to fight, they want to scrap, and they are willing to respond to any punch from an opponent with an even stronger punch. "He's going to approach this game as one that he's going to have to lead and bounce back". "We have each other's backs".

No group of humans have ever been less scared of anything than the Boston Celtics are of the Cleveland Cavaliers.

The No. 8 pick accomplishes neither.

There's such a clear difference between these teams: depth.

Smart described Smith as a bully with a history of committing cheap shots. "We're not pressing the panic button, we're going to go back to the drawing board and find what we can get better on the defensive end and let the offense take care of itself".

Because now the Cavs really, seriously, have to start thinking about life with LeBron. It's hardly an ideal reality for a team chasing a championship, but if the Cavs don't shoot well, then it's hard for them to win at this level. I seriously doubt it, but maybe. He's running out of time.

With injured stars Gordon Hayward and Kyrie Irving on the bench in street clothes, the Celtics continued their stunning run this season with what may have been the most surprising turn of events yet. These kinds of things just don't happen to him in the East. "We watched previous series and how they played; they played hard all the time, extremely well-coached". But I've been down 0-1, I've been down 0-2, I've been down before in the postseason. The Celtics have won only one game on the road this postseason-the OT thriller in Philadelphia that arguably came down to a couple bounces. Game 4 goes down on Tuesday night (5/21) in Cleveland before heading back to Beantown next Wednesday (5/23).

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.

"It was a good call", Smith said.

"I felt it was uncalled for", Horford, describing Smith's shove that catapulted him off the court, said. Smith was given a flagrant foul on video review - with Smart and Smith each getting technical fouls - as Horford hit a pair of free throws.

How many Cavs came to the defense of Smith?

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