Sport NBA playoffs 2017: Live updates, scores from Cavaliers-Celtics Game 2

03:40  20 may  2017
03:40  20 may  2017 Source:   Sporting News

NBA playoffs: Celtics vs. Cavaliers Game 3 live updates, score, highlights

  NBA playoffs: Celtics vs. Cavaliers Game 3 live updates, score, highlights Game 3 of the NBA's Eastern Conference finals can't be much worse than Game 2, when the second-seeded Cavaliers led the top-seeded Celtics by 41 points at the half and won the game by 44 in Boston. Then again, the Celtics won't have point guard Isaiah Thomas on Sunday night, or for the remainder of the postseason, because of a hip injury that will be examined Monday. Marcus Smart is taking Thomas' place in the starting lineup.MORE: Ainge wanted to trade Thomas for lottery pick in 2016Plus, the series has moved to Cleveland with the defending NBA champion Cavs already up two games to none.

On Wednesday, the Cavaliers routed the Celtics 117-104 in Game 1 of their series. Below, find scores , live updates , schedule and results for the 2017 NBA Playoffs . All times Eastern.

2017 NBA Playoffs : Schedule, scores , live updates , results for Celtics - Cavaliers game Wednesday (05/17/17). Game 2 is Friday in Boston (8:30 p.m. ET, TNT). In the Western Conference, the Golden State Warriors lead the San Antonio Spurs, 2-0.

Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals didn't go exactly as the Celtics had hoped.

LeBron James and the rest of the Cavs marched into Boston and demolished the top seed of the East 117-104, which wasn't entirely indicative of the beatdown Cleveland put on the Celtics.

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James as usual stole the show, scoring scoring 38 points on 14-of-24 shooting while adding nine rebounds and seven assists. Kevin Love was also great, scoring 32 points on 9-of-16 shooting and pulling down 12 rebounds. Those two alone matched the scoring output of the Celtics' starters, led by Jae Crowder and Avery Bradley with 21 points apiece.

NBA playoffs 2017: Cavaliers vs. Celtics live updates, score from Game 1

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Game 3 for that series is Saturday (9 p.m. ET, ESPN). Below, find the schedule, scores , live updates and results for Celtics - Cavaliers in the 2017 NBA Playoffs on Wednesday. 2017 NBA Playoffs : Schedule, scores for Celtics - Cavaliers game Wednesday.

If the Celtics want to have any chance to win this series (and give Cleveland its first loss of the playoffs), then they'll need a big turnaround in Game 2.

Isaiah Thomas, LeBron James © (Getty Images) Isaiah Thomas, LeBron James

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NBA playoffs 2017: Spurs vs. Warriors live updates, score, highlights from Game 2 .
Monday, the Eastern Conference semifinals concluded with the Celtics advancing past the Wizards and setting up a conference finals date with the Cavaliers. That means the East is already lagging behind the West, as the Spurs and Warriors are set to square off in Game 2 of their conference finals Tuesday.MORE: Top-seeded Celtics provide final East challenge for LeBron James' CavsThe game isn't without controversy; San Antonio will be without star Kawhi Leonard, who will miss Game 2 with an ankle injury caused by a questionable play from Golden State's Zaza Pachulia in Game 1.


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