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Celtics come out on top in game 2 against the Cavaliers

Second-year forward Jaylen Brown scored 23 points, and Boston endured a 42-point triple-double night by the Cavaliers superstar to overcome Cleveland 107-94 on Tuesday in Game 2.


Kahron Spearman


The Boston Celtics took LeBron James' "heavyweight punch" and still won anyway.

 

Second-year forward Jaylen Brown scored 23 points, and Boston endured a 42-point night by the Cavaliers superstar to overcome Cleveland 107-94 on Tuesday in Game 2.

 

The Celtics took a 2-0 lead in the Eastern Conference finals. Terry Rozier chipped in 18 points, and Al Horford registered 15 points and 10 rebounds.

I think I'll be fine. I'm not going to lose sleep over it. You go out and when you lay everything on the line, at the end of the day, you can live with that. They did what they had to do, and that was protect home, and now it's our time to try to do that, as well.

James also had 12 assists and 10 rebounds, for another triple-double. He scored 21 of Cleveland's 27 points in the first stanza; it was his fifth 40-point game in this year's playoffs. 

 

However, he took a hit to his head/neck in the second quarter, and though he continued to play, James wasn't as aggressive for the remainder.

 

Kevin Love ended the game with 22 points and 15 rebounds for Cleveland. He and James combined for nearly 70 percent of the Cavs' points.

 

Boston is now 9-0 at TD Garden this postseason.

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