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    Celtics ride huge third quarter to beat Cavs, spoil LeBron’s 42-point night for 2-0 series lead

    May 16, 2018
    Marcus Morris and the Celtics overpower the Cavaliers 36-22 in the third. AP  

    BOSTON — Jaylen Brown scored 23 points and the Boston Celtics withstood a 42-point night by LeBron James to beat the Cleveland Cavaliers, 107-94, on Tuesday night (Wednesday, Manila time) and take a 2-0 lead in the Eastern Conference finals.

    Terry Rozier added 18 points, while Al Horford finished with 15 points and 10 rebounds.

    Boston improved to 8-0 this postseason at TD Garden. The Celtics have never blown a 2-0 series lead in the playoffs.

    James added 12 assists and 10 rebounds. He scored 21 of Cleveland's 27 points in the first quarter, tying his playoff career high for points in a period. His 42 points marked his fifth 40-point game of this postseason. James had just 15 points and missed all five of his 3-point attempts in the Cavs' Game One loss.

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    Marcus Morris and the Celtics overpower the Cavaliers 36-22 in the third. AP  
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