CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - Final score: 108-83
Trouble in Beantown
Game 1 was a shocker for many with the Celtics taking an early lead in the Eastern Conference Finals in dominant fashion.
The Cavaliers just couldn't find their rhythm; shooting 4-26 from the three-point line.
The Celtics were just the opposite, and were able to stretch out an early lead with exceptional play from their backcourt.
Jaylen Brown led the Celtics with 23 points and 8 rebounds. But the real problems came from big man Al Horford. The 6-foot-10-inch center finished with 20 points, 4 rebounds and 6 assists.
The Celtics were able to get it going on both sides of the floor. Four Boston Celtics scored in double figures, and their scrappy defenders were able to throw LeBron James completely off his game.
The Cavaliers' leading scorer was Kevin Love with 17 points on the game.
LeBron James followed up with a rough night from the field, finishing with 15 points and 7 turnovers.
Things got scary for the Cavaliers early, but fans were still anticipating a comeback.
No, not this game at least, but the Cavs will have the opportunity to bounce back soon.
Game 2 will be held in Boston on Tuesday, May 15 at 8:30 p.m.