Celtics hold off James to take Game 2

16 May 2018 12:43:03 EST

The Boston Celtics held the Cleveland Cavaliers to only 17 points in the final frame to pull away for a 107-94 victory over the defending Eastern Conference Champions.

All of the Celtics starters scored in double figures in a balanced performance, while the Cavaliers only had two starters hit the same feat.

Jaylen Brown led the way for Boston, as the 21-year old shooting guard from Marietta, Georgia had a team high 23 points while pulling down seven rebounds and dishing out three assists for the game.

After the beating Boston handed out in Game 1, the Celtics now take a 2-0 series lead heading on the road to Ohio.

LeBron James led the way for the Cavaliers, as the 33-year old small forward from Akron, Ohio had a game high 42 points while grabbing 10 rebounds and passing out 12 assists for a triple-double for the contest.

James had 21 of the Cavaliers 27 first quarter points. Kevin Love chipped in 22 points and pulled down 15 rebounds for a double-double for the game.

James now has the most 40 point triple-doubles in playoff history having posted three in his career.

Cleveland has a massive mountain to climb as the Celtics have gone 37-0 in series during the playoffs in which they go up 2-0 in the series.

Game 3 will be back in Cleveland, as the Cavaliers will need to change up their strategy Saturday evening at the Quicken Loans Arena.   

The Celtics are 999/1 to win the NBA Championship with the Cavaliers 9/2 and the Golden State Warriors are priced at 10/19.

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