Celtics survive 42-point night by LeBron, down Cavs 107-94

17 May, 2018, 01:50 | Author: Elena Meyer
  • Celtics withstand James' huge night

Once James leaves, now with every reason to prove the city he's done all the heavy-lifting during this postseason - the team will be riddled with an endless list of bad contracts, one which will hurt the franchise for the near future and likely kill any chances of regaining prominence until those sour salaries are off the books.

But as these fearless and relentless Celtics had done so often this season, Boston calmly overcame a double-digit deficit and, fueled by its third-quarter surge, emerged with a gritty 107-94 triumph over the Cleveland Cavaliers in Tuesday's Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals.

Now the Cavs have to bring the fight to Game 3 at home on Saturday.

James added 12 assists and 10 rebounds.

Celtics withstand James' huge night

Boston's brash forward had spilled beyond the baseline while finishing a third-quarter layup through the contact of Tristan Thompson and then, sitting at the feet of Boston Celtics co-owner Wyc Grousbeck in a game where the score would soon be tied, Morris turned toward Thompson, who was lying next to him, and repeatedly screamed directly in his face.

"I felt like it was uncalled for that type of play there", Horford said. Most notably, Russell was impressed with how Smart defended Al Horford, who went crashing to the floor after a dirty two-handed shove from Cavs no-show J.R. Smith. He looked quite miffed as the officials watched replays before ultimately determining that Smith would be assessed a Flagrant 1. The payoff didn't end there though, because even when Boston missed shots, frequently the Cavs attack wasn't able to get going immediately, because they found themselves needing to regroup instead of getting out on the fast break due to the nature of the Boston offense.

"We really lean on him", said Brown of Horford. And no, this one - no matter how many points it would have counted for - didn't go in either. "We're playing hard. We've got each other's backs, and that's it". Smith was levied a two-game suspension for the act. Some fans and media thought the play warranted a flagrant 2 designation and an ejection due to the vulnerable position Horford was in when Smith shoved him, and there was speculation the league would revisit the play and suspend Smith for Game 3. They can chant and scream all they want; it actually makes me feel better about myself. But it was one of his only miscues in the first quarter. The Cavaliers stretched the gap to eight early in the second quarter when a Jayson Tatum scoring barrage got Boston within 39-36 with 6:22 to play. James has been doing that dating all the way back to high school, however; so he should be able to provide at least a few pointers.

James briefly went back to the locker room after suffering what the Cavaliers called a "neck strain" after taking a shot from Tatum, but soon returned to action late in the second quarter, and finished the half with 25 points.

Tesla e-vehicles again in spotlight after Swiss crash
While the Model S owner's manual says drivers should not use Autopilot on city streets, it does not prohibit them from doing so. Tesla still has dozens of open positions in everything from manufacturing to Autopilot software engineering.

Recommended:

  • Malaysia's Prime Minister Mahathir might stay up to two years in post

    Malaysia's Prime Minister Mahathir might stay up to two years in post

    Mahathir, who earlier slammed Apandi's credibility, said the solicitor general will take over Apandi's job while he goes on leave. The royal palace said in a statement that the monarch had given Anwar a full pardon following advice from the Pardons Board.

    Today's Primary Preview: 3 Quiet States and Some Noise From Pennsylvania

    Anyone can select a nonpartisan or Democrat ballot, but only people who are registered as Republicans can select the GOP ballot. Bob Brady, who now represents the old 1st District that includes portions of the new 5th District, will not seek re-election.
    AFGHANISTAN: Government building attacked in Jalalabad, 12 dead

    AFGHANISTAN: Government building attacked in Jalalabad, 12 dead

    The attack targeted the tax and revenue office of Nangarhar Province in the city center of Jalalabad on May 13. According to the local Ashna Radio, a suicide-car bombing followed an exchange of fire at the directorate.
  • Ash cloud from Hawaii's Kilauea volcano sparks red alert for aircraft

    Ash cloud from Hawaii's Kilauea volcano sparks red alert for aircraft

    Fissure 17, which had put out a flow more than a mile toward the ocean, has not advanced since Tuesday, they said. Ashfall and vog (volcanic air pollution) has been reported in Pahala, about 18 miles downwind.
    Home Depot's Sales Miss Suggests Cooling Housing Market

    Home Depot's Sales Miss Suggests Cooling Housing Market

    DarioHealth Corp . (NASDAQ: DRIO ) is projected to report quarterly loss at $0.19 per share on revenue of $1.74 million. Pub Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado stated it has 0.01% of its portfolio in CIT Group Inc. (NYSE:HD).
    Introducing Microsoft Surface Hub 2

    Introducing Microsoft Surface Hub 2

    Today, Microsoft is announcing its Surface Hub 2 with a bunch of new features to silence the competition once again. Up to four Surface Hub 2s can be mounted alongside one another, or a single hub can be placed on a rolling easel.
  • Facebook Removed 2.5 Million Pieces of Hate Speech in the First Quarter

    Facebook Removed 2.5 Million Pieces of Hate Speech in the First Quarter

    As perhaps the most prolific social media service ever, Facebook plays a vital role in connecting us with friends and family around the world.
    Siddaramaiah says he is 'okay' if a Dalit becomes Karnataka CM

    Siddaramaiah says he is 'okay' if a Dalit becomes Karnataka CM

    In 2005, former Prime Minister Gowda had expelled Siddaramaiah from JD (S) and it was then that Siddaramaiah joined Congress. The post-poll surveys claimed that the Janata Dal (Secular) or JD (S) will be the "kingmaker" with almost 40 seats.
    President Trump: US and China Going to Get ZTE Back to Business

    President Trump: US and China Going to Get ZTE Back to Business

    President Donald Trump said in a tweet Sunday that he's working to give China's ZTE "a way to get back into business, fast". The president has taken a tough stance on what his administration deems unfair trade practices by the Chinese government.
  • Kidnapped UK tourists in DR Congo released

    Kidnapped UK tourists in DR Congo released

    He paid tribute to the DRC authorities and the Congolese Institute for Nature Conservation for their "tireless help during this bad case".
    Kane fires Spurs into 3rd spot

    Kane fires Spurs into 3rd spot

    Lamela tapped home to make it 3-2, then a shot was deflected off Christian Fuchs and in to make it 3-3 four minutes later. Vardy then made it 4-4 as Mahrez timed his pass perfectly and Vardy smashed home his 20th goal of the PL season in style.
    The final Premier League table for 2017-18

    The final Premier League table for 2017-18

    City are due to celebrate their title success on Monday with an open-top bus parade through the streets of Manchester. Swansea City were relegated from the EPL after suffering a 1-2 defeat at home against Stoke City .


Popular

Iraq rivals jostle for power after Sadr's shock win
It included full returns from only 10 of the country's 19 provinces, including the provinces of Baghdad and Basra. The US has called for an "inclusive government, responsive to the needs of all Iraqis".

Officer, 4 attackers dead in Indonesia police station assault
Authorities shot dead three people after the attempted attack on Pekanbaru police station, while one police officer was killed. Editor's note: An earlier version of this article stated that at least three men had attacked the Riau Police headquarters.

Apple's got more self-driving cars on the road than Google, Tesla
It's probably one of the most hard AI projects actually to work on", Cook said last summer . According to Mac Reports , Apple started off testing three cars in April 2017.

Lewis Hamilton takes another record from Michael Schumacher in Spain
Advantage may be in the reigning champion's favour now but expect Vettel to fight back in Monaco in two weeks' time. If not, then the tables have clearly turned and could Mercedes be in the pounding seat for season honours.

U.S. move on Iran threatens €143m Irish export trade
Beijing has expressed regret over Trump's decision to withdraw from the 2015 agreement and says it remains committed to the pact. If the USA punishes European companies for doing business with Iran, foreign companies will likely walk away from Iran.

The Magic are taking Lil' Penny to the draft lottery
But for the Magic , a team that desperately needs a talent infusion, nabbing a top-three pick this year would be crucial. Phoenix has the best odds of landing the No. 1 pick (25 percent) after posting a league-worst 21-61 record last season.

Google to be investigated in Australia over data claims
The ACCC was already investigating Google and Facebook's impact on the advertising market. A Google spokesperson said the company had users' permission to collect data.

Tigers Take Game One From Mariners, 4-3
Mariners: Cano did have a brief DL stint previous year because of a quad issue, but he still played 150 games and hit 23 homers. The Mariners are 4-1 in their last five during game three of a series and 4-0 in Paxton's last four road starts.

Seann William Scott Joins 'Lethal Weapon'
FOX has chose to renew its action drama series Lethal Weapon for a third season, but it's not exactly that cut and dry. It's a bad time for Crawford to be forced out, " Lethal Weapon " is averaging over 8.6M viewers an episode.

'Avengers: Infinity War' Continues to Dominate Weekend Box Office!
And it didn't match the $19.5 million opening of Amy Schumer and Goldie Hawn's Snatched over Mother's Day weekend past year . On Saturday, it became the second-fastest film to cross the US$500 million mark at the domestic box office.