LeBron’s 42 points not enough to save the Cavs in Game 2 Loss to the Celtics

NBA – The defending 3 – time Eastern Conference Champion Cleveland Cavaliers bows down again to the young and very talented Boston Celtics in a 107 – 94 loss in Game 2 at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. 

The Celtics has now had a commanding 2 – 0 lead in their best of seven series and remain undefeated at home in this 2018 NBA Playoffs. 

The Cavaliers came strong in the 1st quarter behind their leader LeBron James who scored a huge 21 points out of 27 points scored by the entire team. Cavs able to post the first double digit lead of the game, but the Celtics is just hanging in there in the game not allowing the opposite team to pull in the game to end the quarter just down by 4 points. 27 – 23.

In the 2nd quarter, James scored only 5 points after a hot start in the 1st quarter he finish the 1st half with game high 26 points while Kyle Korver added 11 points coming off the bench scoring11 points to help the Cavs to take a 7 point advantage at the half 55 – 48.

In the 3rd quarter, the Cavaliers came out flat unable to sustain their hot start in the 1st half losing their 7 point lead and now down 7 points as the 3rd quarter ends in 84 – 77. The Celtics outscored the Cavs in the 3rd. 36 – 22.

In the 4th quarter, the Celtics able to up their lead to double digit lead to put the Cavaliers in big trouble not until LeBron James scored the 1st basket of the Cavs after 4 minutes of drought. Cavs able to cut the Celtics lead into 6 points with over 5 minutes to go in regulation the closest the Cavs came until the Celtics pull away in the game with the impressive 4th quarter plays of Al Horford.

The series will now shift to Cleveland for Games 3 and 4, Cav's are now in must win situation to be able to climb back in the series.

Meanwhile LeBron James finishes the game with game high 42 points, 12 assist and 10 rebounds his 5th 40 plus points in this year's post season and 3rd triple double in a losing effort. The last time that LeBron James falls 0 – 2 in the conference finals was in 2008 against the Boston Celtics, where they loss the series in an epic Game 7.