Cavs vs. Celtics: Rating, updates, highlights from Game 2 of East finals

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Cavs vs. Celtics in Japanese Convention finals (SN Illustration)

How will the Cavs reply after a brutal loss in Game 1? We’ll discover out Tuesday night time.

The Celtics enter Game 2 of the Japanese Convention finals with their confidence at an all-time excessive. In Boston’s 108-eighty three blowout win within the collection opener, Jaylen Brown, Al Horford and Marcus Morris every scored a minimum of 20 factors. The group’s defensive effort was much more spectacular, because the Celtics held the Cavs to only 36.zero % capturing from the sector.

LeBron James have to be higher in Game 2 after scoring solely 15 factors and committing seven turnovers in Cleveland’s most up-to-date loss. His teammates weren’t a lot better, because the Cavs mixed to go four-of-26 from three-level vary in Game 1. A couple of extra deep balls would definitely assist Tyronn Lue’s squad hold it aggressive.

Comply with alongside proper right here for updates from Game 2 of the Japanese Convention finals…

Cavs vs. Celtics: Rating, highlights, updates

10:forty seven p.m. ET — The Celtics are relentless, however LeBron James is not giving up. He is received forty factors, 12 assists and 9 rebounds — you recognize, regular LeBron stuff. 

Celtics ninety five, Cavs 89 with four:forty one on the clock.

10:35 p.m. ET — LeBron James simply scored the primary Cavs factors in over 4 minutes. It has been a wrestle for Cleveland within the second half. It is an eight-level deficit with beneath 10 minutes to go.

Finish of third quarter: Celtics eighty four, Cavs seventy seven

10:24 p.m. ET — The Cavs’ protection was a multitude within the third interval, and the Celtics took benefit by profitable the quarter, 36-22. Terry Rozier has come alive within the second half and is now as much as sixteen factors. LeBron James and Kevin Love have mixed for fifty two factors to date, however Cleveland will want its position gamers to hit a couple of photographs to regain the lead.

10:12 p.m. ET — The TD Backyard crowd is on its ft. Terry Rozier takes off for an enormous one-handed slame on the quick break to push the Celtics forward by three. Tyronn Lue is pressured to name a timeout to cease the run.

10:07 p.m. ET — The sport is now tied at sixty six. The Celtics are choosing up the tempo, and the Cavs’ transition protection is… not nice in the meanwhile. This might be a turning level.

9:fifty eight p.m. ET — Jayson Tatum… too clean from midrange.

Halftime: Cavs fifty five, Celtics forty eight

9:37 p.m. ET — The Cavs appear to be a totally totally different staff in Game 2. LeBron James is main the best way with 25 factors, 5 assists and 4 rebounds. Cleveland’s defensive effort can also be a lot improved, however the exhausting half shall be sustaining it. 

Jaylen Brown is capturing nicely once more with sixteen factors (6-of-10 from the sector), however the Celtics might use one other constant supply of offense. A seven-level deficit is nothing for this Boston staff, so it must be an thrilling second half.

9:30 p.m. ET — LeBron James leaves the sport with underneath 4 minutes remaining within the first half and heads on to the locker room. It appeared like James took an unintentional shot to the face from Jayson Tatum on a baseline drive.

9:20 p.m. ET — Jayson Tatum is discovering his groove. The teenager scores 9 straight factors for the Celtics with a wide selection of strikes. Did we point out he is solely 20 years previous?

9:14 p.m. ET — Kyle Korver already has six factors off the bench afters scoring solely 5 in Game 1. The Cavs might actually use his capturing to assist unfold the ground and create driving lanes.

Finish of first quarter: Cavs 27, Celtics 23

9:06 p.m. ET — LeBron James scores 21 of Cleveland’s first 27 factors to offer the Cavs an early lead. He is eight-of-thirteen from the sector and four-of-7 from three-level vary. Nonetheless, the Celtics have to be ok with solely being down 4 regardless of James’ explosion. Jaylen Brown can also be scorching with 14 factors on 5-of-7 capturing.

9:01 p.m. ET — OK, that is simply getting foolish. How did you do that, LeBron?

eight:fifty five p.m. ET — LeBron James is a person on a mission. He is obtained sixteen factors within the first seven minutes of the primary quarter. He is hitting from in all places.

eight:forty eight p.m. ET — Rather a lot of power to start out the sport. Jaylen Brown is choosing up proper the place he left off.

eight:forty p.m. ET — The rookie is able to roll. What ought to we anticipate from Jayson Tatum in Game 2?

eight:21 p.m. ET — LeBron James and Terry Rozier, basketball specialists.