Cavaliers blanked by Celtics

Cavaliers are doomed without LeBron’s scoring

The Cavs started Game 2 on Thursday night like they knew what to do. They scored 24 points in the first quarter and moved the ball well. But in the next three quarters, they scored 12, 15 and 22 for a grand total of 49. During that offensive outburst, they pretty much looked overmatched.

For some reason, they started standing around – and standing around and trying to run pick-and-roll after pick-and-roll doesn’t work against a team as good as the Celtics.

As for James, remember all those promises he would not have two bad games in a row?

Time to do a YouTube search of Roseanne Roseannadanna and listen to her saying “nevermind.”

Celtics dominate Cavaliers to take 2-0 lead

Paul Pierce scored 19 points and Boston’s defense was again dominant as the Celtics beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 89-73 in the National Basketball Association playoffs.

Thursday’s victory gave the Celtics a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven Eastern Conference semi-final series.

“It was a total team effort,” Pierce said. “We kept the turnovers down, we rebounded the ball, we made the extra pass and then we got the job done defensively. That’s true Celtic basketball right there.”

James, Cavs can’t find touch

“I’m a little shocked that he’s 8-for-42, but this is what we work on. We work on trying to contain him,” said Pierce, who was 2-for-14 in Game 1. “LeBron is what makes them go. And if we can somehow control him, we control their team. And with the help of the guys around me, we’ve been able to do that.”