The Cleveland Cavaliers were on the road in game one of the Eastern Conference Finals, but they didn't have much trouble with the Boston Celtics. Cleveland picked up a 117-104 win Wednesday night and it wasn't as close as the final score indicates. The Cavs led by 20 for much of the second half and by double-figures for the final three quarters.
The Celtics had no answer for LeBron James, who racked up 38 points, nine rebounds and seven assists.
Kevin Love was on fire for the Cavs, racking up 32 points and 12 boards on 6 of 9 3-point shooting.
Tristan Thompson, who got into a few heated moments with Celtics players, racked up 20 points and nine boards.
Kyrie Irving wasn't quite himself, with just 11 points and six assists. But, he had a few impressive plays and the Cavs cruised to a win anyway.
Avery Bradley did what he could early, finishing with 21 points. Jae Crowder had 21, while Al Horford was limited to only 11. Isaiah Thomas, who was just 7 of 19 from the field, had 17 points and 10 assists. He tried to go one-on-one with LeBron and it didn't go well for him.
One of the few bright spots was the play of Jaylen Brown, who racked up 10 points and nine boards off the bench.
Game 2 of the series is Friday in Boston. Tip-off is set for 8:30 p.m. ET.Back to the Cleveland Cavaliers Newsfeed