Cavaliers 117, Celtics 104 (Cleveland leads 1-0)
Going into tonight, LeBron James had a 1-10 record in Game 1 on the road. This time, he would not be denied.
The King was aggressive from the start, dropping 15 points on 7/8 from the field in the 1st quarter alone.
— NBA (@NBA) May 18, 2017
And he didn’t stop there, finishing with 38 points, 9 rebounds, and 7 assists on 14/24. That’s just not fair.
LeBron has been unreal tonight. pic.twitter.com/4OlYeK8rv8
— SLAM Magazine (@SLAMonline) May 18, 2017
LeBron has now dropped 30+ in seven straight postseason games. He got help from Kevin Love in this one: 32 points and 12 rebounds.
Kevin Love is just 2nd LeBron James teammate to have 30 points & 10 rebounds in a playoff game. Dwyane Wade did so three times.
— Brian Windhorst (@WindhorstESPN) May 18, 2017
As a team, Cleveland shot 48% and forced 14 turnovers. They have yet to lose in the 2017 playoffs.
For the Celtics, Isaiah Thomas had 17 points and 10 assists on 7/19.
Game 2 is Friday.