NBA: Celtics Take 2-0 Lead Over Cavs in East Finals

NBANBA – Jaylen Brown scored a team-high 23 points to lead to Boston Celtics to a 107-94 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers in the Eastern Conference finals. The Cavs are stuck in a deep hole and it will take nothing short of a miracle for them to claw their way back and win this best-of-seven series. The Celtics are undefeated in series where they started off with a 2-0 lead. If there’s anyone who can put an end to that streak, it’s LeBron James.

Can he?

He’s one of the greatest players of all-time but James simply does not have the right amount of support on the Cavaliers roster. Case in point, James dropped a huge triple-double in this game with 42 points, 10 rebounds and 12 assists and yet still couldn’t secure a win at the Garden. Aside from him, Kevin Love was the only other starter to score in double figures with 22 points. J.R. Smith was scoreless, going 0-for-7 from the field in 27 minutes on the floor. A stark contrast to the Celtics who saw all their starters score at least 11 points or more.

The thing about this series is that it has become a battle between a few individuals (Cavs) and a united team (Celtics) working under a very talented coach in Brad Stevens. And its the side that’s playing with the better teamwork that’s winning. Obviously.

Superstars are great and all but the Cavaliers are showing that you’re just as strong as your weakest link, and weak links are something they have an abundance of. Coach Tyronn Lue will need to dig deep into his bag of tricks and find a way to utilize his players to better complement James and Love. If he cannot, then you can expect this series to not last very long.

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