Lebron James had an all-time great historic night in Boston. Scoring 21 points in the first quarter and ending the night with 42 points. But it still wasn’t enough, as the Celtics took the series lead 2-0 with a 107-94 victory.
— NBA TV (@NBATV) May 16, 2018
The C’s trailed by as many as 11 points in the first half, but a strong second half in which they outscored Cleveland 59-39 paced them to victory. Jaylen Brown led Boston with 23 points.
Terry Rozier added 18 points, while Al Horford finished with 15 points and 10 rebounds.
“We’re going to fight,” Rozier said. “At this point we don’t care if we win by half a point. If we win, that’s all that matters.”
James did it at all in the TD Garden with a 40 point triple-double night. He scored 42 points with 10 rebounds and 12 assists. It was James fifth postseason game of his career. After the game, he tried to remain positive after the loss.
“They did what they had to do, and that was protect home” said James “Now it’s our time to try to do that, as well.”
The Cavs will face the Celtics again on Saturday Night.