The Cleveland Cavaliers have been dominant during the first two games of the Eastern Conference Finals. So dominant, in fact, that they have never trailed.
Similar to Game 1 Wednesday night, when Cleveland jumped out to a commanding 22-9 lead, it dominated from the jump during Friday’s Game 2. The Cavs scored the game’s first six points and pulled ahead 23-10 by the 3:38 mark of the quarter.
Cleveland opened up the game by making eight of its first 14 field goal attempts, including three of its six 3-pointers. The team also shot 4-for-5 from the free-throw line as it built its early 13-point advantage.
A 13-point lead is certainly not insurmountable for a team like the Celtics. However, Boston showed no signs that it believed it could stage a comeback.
The Cavs poured it on as the rest of the night unfolded. They pulled ahead by as many as 50 points en route to a 130-86 victory.
Now only one question remains: how much fight will the Celtics put forth Sunday night in Cleveland.
Let’s hope it’s infinitely more than they did during Games 1 and 2 here in Boston.