Cavs beat Celtics 130-86 – Medina Gazette – Ohio News

Cavs beat Celtics 130-86 – Medina Gazette – Ohio News


Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James trades high-fives with teammates Iman Shumpert, left, and Deron Williams during the first half of Game 2 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals against the Celtics on Friday in Boston. AP


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BOSTON — This one got so out of hand, so fast that by late in the second quarter, Boston Celtics radio analyst Cedric “Cornbread” Maxwell pulled out his red pocket square and waved it toward Cavaliers radio analyst Jim Chones in a form of surrender.

Celtics fans, meanwhile, had nothing left to do but talk smack about the 1-15 Browns to going-bonkers Cavs fans in attendance at TD Garden.

The Cavs also tied an NBA record with their 13th straight playoff victory. They will attempt to break that mark in Game 3, which will be Sunday at 8:30 p.m. at Quicken Loans Arena.

Up 59 in the third quarter, the only thing Cleveland didn’t do was break the NBA record for largest playoff victory (58 on two occasions), but it did set a franchise mark for points in a postseason game.

Already up 32-18 after the first period, the Cavs outscored Boston 40-13 in the second quarter — and 31-6 to start it — to take a 72-31 lead at intermission.

At that point, James already had 22 points, three rebounds and six assists. Love had 18 points and eight boards and Irving had…

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