Celtics Notes: Explosive Second Half Fuels Boston's Game 2 Win Over Cavs

It's time for the Cavaliers to make some adjustments

Minutes earlier, at the podium, Cleveland Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue had said the Celtics were the tougher team in their 107-94 Game 2 victory.

Game 1 was an absolute nightmare for the Cavs by just about every measure.

But the play (and ensuing confrontation) that may have fired up the crowd the most came in the third quarter when Morris drove past Tristan Thompson. After a roster overhaul and two devastating injuries, Boston wasn't expected back in the Eastern Conference Finals for the second year in a row.

Or LeBron James, who turned 33 in December and proceeded to suit up in all 82 regular season games for the first time in his 15-year career; he's now enduring perhaps his most statistically impressive and stunningly dominant playoff run to date.

And Celtics coach Stevens acknowledged that Boston are simply doing everything in their power to make it hard for James - who scored just 15 and went 0-for-5 on three-point attempts in Game 1.

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No group of humans have ever been less scared of anything than the Boston Celtics are of the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Brown said they can't let up in Game 3 because Cavaliers superstar James usually raises his game another notch after a loss. "Once we've been able to settle down and kind of find what fits this group, I feel like that's what prompted us being better offensively".

With the series shifting to OH on Saturday for Game 3, the Celtics road to an 18th championship banner is only going to get more hard. He was trying to make a basketball play; it just happened. "We're just out here playing hard and having fun". They acquired Jae Crowder, Ante Zizic, and damaged goods in Isaiah Thomas.

Cleveland swept the Toronto Raptors and Boston beat the Philadelphia 76ers in five games to set up a rematch of last year's East finals. After being held to just 2 points in the first half, Rozier exploded for 14 in the third.

According to Elias Sports Bureau, James now has three career playoff 40-point triple-doubles. Brown's 3-pointer with 32.4 seconds left in the second quarter gave Boston its biggest lead of the half at 61-33. "We've got to be tougher mentally and physically". "When he thought he had driving lanes, they made him kick it out to other shooters". "We moved on to the next play way and we locked in after that". We expect to take a great punch again. It will be a different environment out in Cleveland; we will have to wait and see if the Cavs fans can match Beantown's energy and passion.

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