Celtics Stomped at Home in Game 1

VIA: MADDIE MEYER ZIMBIO.COM

VIA: MADDIE MEYER ZIMBIO.COM

They still have the #1 pick though, right?

Game 1 was the LeBron James show. LeBron dominated all over the court tonight and taking advantage of everything. There wasn't a single Celtic who could even come close to containing James, as he ended with 38 points, with 23 coming in the first half. Kevin Love had himself a great third quarter, scoring 17 points on his way to 32 total points (shooting 6 for 9 from three). Love and James combined for 70 points.

As for Boston, it was just a brutal night. The Celtics never got anything going and they never led in this game. One highlight for them was with 6 minutes left in the third quarter. Marcus Smart was creating a spark for the Celtics, trying to get under Tristan Thompson's skin. Though they shot horrendously, the Celtics somehow managed to get their shooting percentage up to 46.6%.

If there's anything the Celtics can take away from this game, it's in the third quarter where they seemed to have some life heading into the final quarter. Boston might have a chance in Game 2 if they can play with that intensity and actually make some shots.

The Celtics were just flat and couldn't defend anything all game long, as they looked too small against this Cavs team. 

It'll be interesting to see how the Celtics respond in Game 2, but you have to think it can't get much worse than this.

Play of the Game

LeBron dribbles into trouble, but quickly finds Kyrie Irving who then finds Tristan Thompson for the alley-oop slam

LeBron dribbles into trouble, but quickly finds Kyrie Irving who then finds Tristan Thompson for the alley-oop slam

Next Game

Game 2 @ Boston - Friday - 8:30 PM EST - TNT