LeBron James had a miserable Game 1 with just 15 points and seven turnovers. He did say after the fact that he does have a good feel for how Boston was defending him. So does that mean we are in for one of his takeover games? The Cavs may need one to get them going on offense.
But while a breakout game this series from James will be a huge key, the Cavs are still going to need more production from their role players, particularly Kyle Korver and J.R. Smith, to walk out of TD Garden with a win. On top of that, it will be interesting to see how (if at all) the Celtics counter the lineup change made by Tyronn Lue, who is inserting Tristan Thompson into the first five.
Here’s all the information you need to know to watch or listen:
Who: Cleveland Cavaliers at Boston Celtics, Game 2
When: 8:30 p.m.
Online: Watch ESPN
Radio: WTAM 1100, La Mega 87.7 (Cleveland)
Cavaliers status updates: None to report
Celtics status updates: Kyrie Irving (OUT — knee surgery), Gordon Hayward, (OUT — ankle fracture), Shane Larkin (OUT — shoulder), Daniel Theis (OUT — knee)