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Celtics Crush Cavs In Game 1

Boston put a 108-83 beatdown on the Cavs

May 13, 2018 - 6:04 pm

BOSTON (AP/97.1 The Ticket) — Jaylen Brown had 23 points and eight rebounds, Marcus Morris added 21 points and 10 boards, and the Boston Celtics opened a 21-point first-quarter lead and beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 108-83 on Sunday in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals.

Al Horford scored 20 points for the Celtics, who ran off 17 consecutive points -- as part of a 25-4 run -- in the first quarter to pull away.

Kevin Love had 17 points and eight rebounds, and LeBron James finished with 15 points, nine assists and seven boards. The Cavaliers missed their first 14 3-point attempts of the game and shot just 32 percent in the first half.

By that time, Boston led 61-35 — the biggest halftime playoff deficit in James' career.

Riding the high of a big lead, this Celtics fan is going viral for mocking James:

Game 2 is Tuesday night.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.