James scored a game-high 27 points in the Cavs’ convincing 107-90 Game 2 win.
Cleveland matched an NBA Playoff record with 20 three-pointers.
Per the AP:
J.R. Smith looked down at the postgame box score and couldn’t believe his eyes. […] “We shot 38 3s?” he asked. “Damn.”
The top-seeded Cavs put away the up-and-coming Pistons in the third quarter, outscoring them 27-15 to protect home-court advantage. They did it with a flurry of six 3s, including two by Smith. […] “I’m open, so I shoot the ball,” Smith explained. “It’s kind of simple for me.”
James also took exception to being hit by Marcus Morris’ elbow in the fourth quarter. There’s a video circulating of James taking issue with it and mouthing a threat. […] “There hasn’t been one dirty play in the series,” James said, downplaying the teams’ dislike for each other. “I will make sure my guys understand that we’re here to play basketball, everything else is irrelevant. There’s a video here, a video there — means absolutely nothing. I took a shot, but I’m OK, I’m still standing tall.”