Cavaliers Lay Historic, Embarrassing Beatdown on the Celtics

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Before his Boston Celtics‘ Game 2 matchup with LeBron James and Co. on Friday, Isaiah Thomas asserted the Cleveland Cavaliers “are not the Monstars” from Space Jam.

True or not, Bron‘s squad made the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference look like Looney Tunes in the second game of the Eastern Conference Finals—sans Michael Jordan.

The Cavs scored more points in the first quarter (32) than the Celtics did in the first half (31), and utilized a ridiculous J.R. Smith buzzer-beater to break a 30-year-old record for the largest halftime deficit in NBA playoff history: 41 points.

Cleveland won 130-86. James’ services were needed for just 33 minutes, posting 30 points on 12-of-18 shooting, seven assists, four steals, and three blocks, including this demoralizing denial of an Avery Bradley fast-break attempt.

He finished the game +46, the highest plus-minus in his career (playoffs or regular season).

With the Celts down 0-2 and the series headed to Cleveland, this Boston fan’s face says it all.