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The Cleveland Cavaliers are making sure the world knows they are the kings of the east, setting an NBA playoff record with a 41-point halftime lead in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals against the Boston Celtics at TD Garden on Friday.
The Cavs had a 72-31 advantage heading into intermission.
The Cavaliers 41-point lead is the largest halftime lead in NBA postseason history. 👀 https://t.co/EfbdWOzX57
5/20/2017, 1:38:01 AM
Cleveland can do no wrong in the postseason, at least thus far. It entered Friday’s contest with a perfect 9-0 record, and it would take a collapse of epic proportions not to make it 10 straight wins.
Making matters worse for the Celtics, a hip injury forced Isaiah Thomas to leave Game 2, and the team announced he won’t return.
After ending the 2016-17 regular season 10-14 in their last 24 games, the Cavs have emphatically answered any concerns about their ability to play at a high level.