The Cavs' loss can't be blamed on possible fatigue for James.
The home/road splits have been stark for Boston the entire postseason.
After the game, a reporter asked James about how he felt, which he seemed happy to address.
"It's my first year".
The Cavs' head coach explained what happened after the game.
The Cavs trail 3-2 in this series, but the home team has won every game to date.
"Defensively we gave ourselves a chance", said James noting the Cavs held the Celtics to 36.5 per cent shooting. Yet, this Celtics team is just one game away from a trip to the 2018 NBA Finals. Tatum added seven rebounds, four assists and four steals one day after finishing a single vote shy of a unanimous selection to the NBA's All-Rookie team.
CLEVELAND - No one cancels trophy presentations like the Cleveland Cavaliers. James has three of them.
You can't put all this on James.
"Yeah, that has to be our mindset", said Cavs coach Tyronn Lue. We've got to play well, and we understand that. James scored 26 points on 11-for-22 shooting with 10 rebounds and five assists.
Another sign came late in the third quarter as Jayson Tatum drove to the basket with James in hot pursuit. He's averaging 18.4 points per game in the playoffs, as opposed to a regular season average of 13.9 points per game.
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Others heard different sounds on different equipment, while still others claimed to hear both. The one that divided the worldover whether it was black and blue or white and gold? Oh.
Starting guard J.R. Smith made only three of 22 shots in the three games in Boston for a total of six points.
Game 2 was the most unique game of the series.
Not everybody spends a million and a half dollars a year to keep his body in shape. Every time you're standing out there, every time you watch him on film.
If the Cavaliers want to win at TD Garden, they will have to get better efforts from their supporting cast in the next two games. Then Lue meant to have James start the fourth quarter after giving him some rest at the end of the third. "You know, I can't say enough good things about him".
The Internet went nuts watching James dominate Friday night, especially after that huge deep bucket - calling him the GOAT, the king and, of course, re-igniting the never-ending LeBron James vs. "I think the other three were attack turnovers, and I'm okay with that".
"Like I have always said, "game seven" are the two best words in sports".
The "trusted" players on this Cavaliers team are older.
The victor will move on to the championship series against the winner of the Western Conference Finals between the Golden State Warriors and Houston Rockets, which the Rockets lead 3-2.
Those media and social media haters are preparing to push up their delivery date of hate.
The Cleveland Cavaliers will advance to their fourth straight NBA Finals with a victory here.
He's also going to need a lot of help that, on the road, doesn't appear to exist.