Apparently LeBron James was serious with his “I didn’t feel all that great” comments after Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals (despite scoring 38 points in a 117-104 Cavs win over the Celtics).
LeBron is on another level in Game 2, with 22 points (9-of-14 shooting from the field), six assists, three rebounds, three blocks, and two steals. He’s led the Cavs to a 72-31 halftime lead in Boston. Yes, 72-31, on the road. 41 POINTS! That’s the largest halftime lead in NBA playoff history!
Cavs 41-point halftime lead is the largest in NBA playoff history. Previous high was 40 points by Pistons over Bullets in 1987.
— Brian Windhorst (@WindhorstESPN) May 20, 2017
Check out some of LeBron’s ridiculous plays from the first half:
Ignore that the shot was missed… this LeBron pass is absolutely ridiculous https://t.co/zF3Ip4zvP4
— The Comeback (@thecomeback) May 20, 2017
Kevin Love has also scored 18 points (and pulled down eight boards):
Celtics fans are not having an enjoyable time (and this is why you should never face paint):
And the Cleveland set the record for largest halftime lead on this hilarious J.R. Smith buzzer-beater to summarize how things went in the half:
Can we just start the NBA Finals already?
UPDATE: The rest of the game didn’t go much better for the Celtics.
Isaiah Thomas out the rest of the game with a strained right hip, per Celtics.
— David Aldridge (@daldridgetnt) May 20, 2017
The Celtics' 44-point loss is the largest margin of defeat for a No. 1 seed in NBA playoff history.
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) May 20, 2017