After the Cleveland Cavaliers dominated Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals, it was reasonable to expect the Boston Celtics to draw inspiration from the TD Garden crowd and offer some measure of resistance in Game 2 before the series shifts to Cleveland.
Resistance? This was anything but.
The Cavs wasted no time in continuing their domination on both sides of the floor, removing any lingering sense of doubt, and posting 32- and 40-point quarters. After 24 minutes, the scoreboard read 72-31.
A 41-point difference.
The largest halftime difference in the history of the NBA Playoffs.
You've witnessed history…no NBA playoff team EVER has enjoyed a 41 point lead at the half..