Isaiah Thomas (hip) out for game for Celtics

Celtics top Wizards 115-105, will face Cavs in Eastern Conference finals

After outsprinting the Cavaliers to the No. 1 seed in the East and home-court advantage in the final weeks of the season, the Celtics squandered it by losing both games in Boston - without ever having a lead.

The Celtics played the second half without Isaiah Thomas, who suffered a strained right hip, but the game was already out of reach.

Friday night's beating in Beantown was thorough. The Celtics also had 21 turnovers, which led to 23 Cleveland points.

Somehow, Friday night's Game 2 against the Boston Celtics was even easier for the Cleveland Cavaliers than their Game 1 win.

"He's playing at an unbelievable level". "When we're getting stops defensively and we're guarding the way we've been guarding, he's able to get out in transition and get to the basket. He's really setting the tone for us early in the games", Cavs coach Tyrone Lue told reporters.

This was the worst possible scenario for Boston; going down 2-0, an embarrassing defeat (franchise worst home loss) and their star player suffering an injury which may linger through to the rest of the possibly brief series. "It's going to be tough". "Point blank. Period", Jaylen Brown said.

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Thomas will be the main man if the Celtics are to get up, but by his lofty standards, it was a quiet one in Game 1.

"He was pretty despondent not to be able to play", Stevens said".

"Our team is in a great groove, and I'm happy to be a part of that groove", said LeBron following the lopsided victory. This last one may seem like a bit of a copout but the Cavs just won a playoff game on the road, in Boston of all places, by nearly 50. Can you do that? "I've got to come out and compete just like he has to come out and compete". We understand that this is a good team. The Celtics shot just 29 percent from the floor in the first half and could never get comfortable on offense. Yes, 72-31, on the road.

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Brown now can hope James doesn't hear about his comments before Game 2. We've got your way to see if they can rally back in game two at 8:30pm on May 19 via live stream. History is also not on the Celtics side if they drop game two because no team in National Basketball Association history has ever come back from multiple 2-0 series deficits.

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