[Guide] News on April 22, The Cavaliers will continue to sit at home and start the playoffs with the Celtics
In the second contest of the first round, they finally defeated their opponents 99-91, rewriting the big score of the series to 2-0.
Cavaliers beat Celtics 99-91
The technical statistics of this field:
James 30 points, 9 rebounds and 7 assists, Thomas Jr. 22 points, 7 assists and 1 steal
Owen 26 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists, Sullinger 14 points, 5 rebounds and 1 assist
Mozgov had 16 points, 7 rebounds and 5 blocks, Turner had 9 points, 12 rebounds and 3 assists
The star of the game: James hits another milestone
As the core and leader of the team, James once again played a classic battle in this campaign. He scored 30 points in the game, and his total score in the playoffs reached 4469 points, surpassing Jerry West and rising to the history
In the 7th place, not only did the offense go wild, LeBron also got 9 rebounds, 7 assists and 2 blocks, revitalizing the entire team with his all-around performance.
In this campaign, Irving made a three-pointer to open the scoring for the Cavaliers. Zeller scored consecutive points in the penalty area. Smart also frequently worked in the middle and long range. The Celtics then played a 15-5 offensive. The Cavaliers scored in the first quarter
7 points behind in the middle.
Irving and Mozgov then helped Cleveland respond with an 8-1 offensive to tie the score at 16.
The two sides then formed a stalemate on the offensive end. After Dellavedova made two free throws, the first quarter ended and the Cavaliers fell behind 25-26.
Back in the second quarter, Thomas Jr. hit a jumper, and James then responded in the same way. In the following time, the combination of inside and outside of the Celtics gradually opened up the score. Bradley and Olynyk scored three-pointers in the middle of the game.
, The Celtics led 41-34.
The Big Three began to play a role. Love cheated and made 2 of 3 free throws from the outside. James also rushed into the penalty area decisively with the ball. Irving scored a three-pointer in one minute of this quarter, and the Cavaliers took the lead.
After Thomas Jr. fouled and made two free throws, James responded in the same way. At halftime, the Cavaliers led 51-50.
In the second half, they changed sides and fought again. The Cavaliers, who had found the offensive feeling, were out of control. Among them, Love received an assist from James and completed an alley-oop dunk. LeBron also received a pass from Irving and completed a powerful two-handed dunk. The Cavaliers will lead when they have the most
The advantage expanded to 14 points.
But the Celtics were unwilling to disarm, and the team responded with a 14-7 offensive. After Crowder picked the basket, the Celtics chased the score to 68-75 at the end of the third quarter.
At the end of the final quarter, James scored 4 points in a row, and his personal total score reached 19 points in this game. His career total points in the playoffs surpassed the famous Jerry West, and at the same time helped the Cavaliers establish a 9-point lead.
But the Celtics are still full of resilience. Under the leadership of Thomas Jr., the Celtics played a 9-2 offensive to close the point difference to 2 points.
In a critical moment, Irving and James stepped forward and jointly blocked the opponent’s counterattack. Irving made two free throws 39 seconds before the end of the game, and the Cavaliers established a 10-point lead. In the end, they defeated the opponent 99-91 without any suspense, and won two consecutive victories in the playoffs
Highlights of the game: LeBron James’ aerial connection
In the 8th minute of the third quarter, James dribbled the ball near the center line and found Love at the far end. LeBron delivered the cannonball from a long distance and threw it high to the basket.
Buckle, this time the connection is very freehand.
Both sides start:
Cavaliers: Irving, James, Love, Mozgov, JR-Smith
Celtics: Bass, Zeller, Bradley, Smart, Turner