Boston Celtics Get Torched By Cleveland Cavaliers In Franchises Worst Playoff Loss With The C’s Failing To Show Up In A Must Win Game At Home
The Boston Celtics should feel embarrassed for their game 2 showing against LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers, never have I seen a playoff team get absolutely obliterated by another team in their own building like the Celtics did on Friday night.
In a must win game the Celtics were handed a 130-86 loss to follow up their game 1 loss in which they were also blown out.
King James showed why he is the best player on the planet with an easy 30 points on 12-18 shooting. But with the Cavs being a super team he was helped out by Kevin Love who recorded a double-double with 21 points and 12 rebonds, guard Kyrie Irving also had himself a nice night with 23 points on 8-for-11 shooting with three assists.
For the Celtics the only player worth is weight in game 2 happened to be the Rook, Jaylen Brown. Brown came away with 19 points on 7-for-11 shooting. Every other player for Boston deserves to feel ashamed for the way they performed in front of their home crowd. Everyone coming into this series knew Cleveland had a better, deeper team, but what we saw in Game 2 was inexcusable by the Boston Celtics. Cleveland is great, but what happened Friday night at the Garden was a team that showed little fight despite it being a “must-win” game. This Celtics team did not deserve to wear the jerseys or play on the same court under the banners hoisted up by the legends that came before them.
Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas left the game early with a right hip strain after going 0-6 from the field and was a -32. After the game Boston Celtics Coach Brad Stevens says Thomas’s hip has been bothering him since Game 6 against the Wizards and he will be reevaluated on Saturday.
At this point the series is seemingly over heading to Cleveland down 0-2, it is a real possibility Boston gets swept. While it is important not to overreact to the outcome of this series, it should be taken into account when Danny Ainge is planning out the future of this team and what they should do with the number 1 overall pick. After watching LeBron, I think the Celtics best option is to draft Fultz with the goal of him being in his prime in a post-LeBron era.
No amount of excuses can account for the play in game 2, time to move on from the series, close it out and start the rumor mill that will be coming shortly there-after.