Boston Celtics thump Cleveland Cavaliers in Eastern Conference Finals opener

Gordon Hayward Brad Stevens

The Celtics seized the lead in the best-of-seven Eastern Conference finals, with the victor to face either season wins leader Houston or defending champion Golden State in the NBA Finals. "We're just out here playing hard and doing the best we can".

James finished with 15 points on 5-of-16 shooting with seven rebounds and nine assists.

LeBron has a lovely game, but he's also got a handsome mind who could probably tell you what he had for lunch on May 11 of 2006 and give you the exact details of the food he ate, who he ate with, who prepared it and where he was when he shopped for the food or the trip to the restaurant where he ate.

BOSTON The assignment for Boston Celtics forward Marcus Morris in his first start this postseason was easy to explain but almost impossible to execute.

LeBron James has led his Cleveland Cavaliers to wins in the playoffs this postseason.

This matched up with what Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens said, where he said that LeBron James will make his shots. "It's another great challenge, another great opportunity to experience something for this team".

Talented 20-something players Tatum, Rozier and Brown have filled the void left by injured stars Kyrie Irving and Gordon Hayward, combining with Horford - who has been eliminated by James four times in the playoffs - to become a formidable force that out-hustled the more experienced Cavaliers and dominated defensively. "So for them to see that, and have that feeling like we did tonight, is huge". The Cavaliers missed their first 14 3-point attempts of the game and shot just 32 percent in the first half. A year after dropping the first two games at home against Cleveland in a five-game East final, the Celtics pounced on James, and the favored Cavaliers were never really in it.

The Celtics took the floor to a hype video that began with the broadcast of Hayward's injury in the first quarter of the first game, at Cleveland.

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Boston struggled with injuries all year but persevered to reach the conference finals.

Many professional athletes have a photographic mind and clearly, LeBron is one of them.

Morris, who boasted he was the best defender to guard James, started and contained the Cleveland superstar, who has more career playoff appearances than the entire Celtics roster combined.

The Cleveland Cavaliers looked like they were stronger than anyone thought when they swept the Toronto Raptors in the second round of the National Basketball Association playoffs. "The younger guys to the older guys, we think we can compete and play with anybody".

Kyle Korver's 3-pointer with nine minutes left in the third period was Cleveland's first after missing 14 in a row.

Tristan Thompson added eight points and 11 rebounds for the Cavs.

James has appeared in seven consecutive NBA Finals series, including three straight with Cleveland.

The Celtics opened an early 29-9 lead and a 25-2 run helped carry Boston to a 36-18 edge after the first quarter.

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