Jaylen Brown was the game's high scorer with 23 points, also adding 8 rebounds. Marcus Morris, who got the start tonight, also added to the Celtics big win. Morris had 21 points and 10 rebounds. But more importantly, he had the major hand in holding LeBron to just 15 points.
Al Horford may have been the reason the Celtics got out to such a fast start. From the get, Horford was aggressive on both offense and defense. It set the tone for the entire game.
Horford finished with 20 points, 6 assists, and 4 rebounds. He also tallied 2 blocks.
Collectively, the Celtics showed that they are not the underdog in this series. Many think that LeBron James is the end all be all, that whatever team has him will win. Wrong.
The green team is no longer afraid of the Cavs, nor are they intimidated by James.
The Celtics are a better team. TEAM is the key word there. LeBron is the best player in the series, sure. But boy oh boy, this "do it by committee" Celtics approach and mindset is absurd. It is amazing to walk.
Game 2 is Tuesday night in Boston at 8:30pm