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Cavs set NBA record with 41-point halftime lead

Cavs set NBA record with 41-point halftime lead

Marcus Smart started the third quarter in his stead.

"He's had a nagging hip injury", Stevens said.

Thomas finished with just a pair of free throws, missing all six shots from the field.

We think we can safely say that Kenny Smith and Charles Barkley playing cards during Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals is much more intriguing than the actual game itself. "I care about him off the floor so I just hope he's OK".

And their night - and possibly the series - was sunk when star point guard Isaiah Thomas limped off with a hip injury.

The records also tumbled for the Celtics with the crushing loss the franchise's worst ever home playoff defeat.

Brown followed up his 10-point showing in 20 minutes of play in Game 1 by leading the C's with 19 points, on 7-for-11 shooting, in last night's debacle.

The game tipped off about 15 minutes after the National Basketball Association announced that James Harden, Russell Westbrook and Kawhi Leonard were the finalists for the MVP award - the first time since 2008 that James won't finish in the top three.

The game tipped off about 15 minutes after the three finalists for NBA MVP were announced, and James wasn't among them. "But to me, LeBron's the MVP". The Celtics haven't found a way, and they're running out of time.

Known for their hilarious antics, the dynamic duo made a decision to throw out the deck of cards and play a game while LeBron James and the Cavaliers were busy destroying the top-seeded Celtics on the famed parquet floor.

That one was critical to clinching Cleveland's first championship since the Browns won the National Football League title in 1964. Kevin Love had 18 points and eight rebounds at the break.