Tony Zarrella's Game 2 first-half thoughts

Tony Zarrella's Game 2 first-half thoughts

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - -The Cavs are shooting 55 percent from 3-point land, and 52 percent overall, and only lead the Pistons by two at the break.

-It's been a game of runs. The Cavs trailed by 10 in the first quarter before Kyrie went on his own personal 8-0 run. Irving finished the quarter with 13 of their 23 points. At that point, LeBron had only 2 points.

-The second quarter belonged to LeBron. He threw down 14 points, including an alley-oop dunk that had him and the fans literally screaming. James scored 10 of the Cavs' 13 points during one stretch.

-J.R. Smith also came alive, after being held to 9 points in Game 1. Smith closed out the first half with 15 points, all on 3-pointers.

-The Pistons obviously wanted to get their big man, Andre Drummond, more involved in Game 2, and it's working. Drummond had 15 at the half. However, "Bang-the-Drum", the new version of Hack-a-Shaq, is also working. Drummond was 3 of 12 from the FT line at the half.

-Was questioning the officiating in Game 1, and the $25,000 fine that followed, worth it to Pistons head coach Stan Van Gundy? In the first two quarters, the Cavs were called for 16 fouls, the Pistons only 6.

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