In 2008, the Cavs lost the first two games of their Eastern Conference Semifinals matchup with the Celtics, but proceeded to win each of their home games before losing Game 7 in Boston. He got going early, scoring eight points in the first four minutes.
But he didn't seem to play with the same force after straining his neck in a first-half collision and the Cavaliers wilted in the second half, with the Celtics outscoring them 59-39. After scoring 21 points on 8-for-13 shooting in the first quarter, James tallied 21 points on 8-for-16 shooting over the course of the next three quarters and finished with a triple-double of 42 points, 12 assists and 10 rebounds. "But I don't think it.it didn't affect my game after that".
Boston's brash forward had spilled beyond the baseline while finishing a third-quarter layup through the contact of Tristan Thompson and then, sitting at the feet of Boston Celtics co-owner Wyc Grousbeck in a game where the score would soon be tied, Morris turned toward Thompson, who was lying next to him, and repeatedly screamed directly in his face.
The Celtics played at a much more urgent pace than Cleveland on Tuesday night. "At this point we don't care if we win by half a point".
As for the Cavaliers, they shot the same as the Celts from deep, but they shot a shade better from the field at 46.3 percent.
Smart's steal and feed of Morris with 17.2 seconds left in the half helped Boston narrow its deficit to seven and gave the team confidence heading into the intermission.
By the Numbers - 528 ... postseason boards that Kevin Love has grabbed as a Cavalier, moving him past Zydrunas Ilgauskas and into third place on the franchise's all-time Playoff rebounding list. "Our group in tough times, we've always found a way". Bron did all of this in a new pair of LeBron 15s that we see above which was inspired by the SVSM Air Zoom Generation, which will be releasing at the end of the month in case you didn't already know.
"It was a tough collision", Cavs coach Tyronn Lue said.
"They're being physical. They're gooning the game up and we've got to do the same thing".
"We've got to be tougher". Game 3 is Saturday in Cleveland. Love responded with two and this time it was Brown for a put-back and 95-84 game with 5:26 on the clock.