It’s safe to say no one saw that coming. In Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals, the Boston Celtics dominated LeBron James and the Cavaliers.
In just one year, the Boston Celtics have flipped the script. One year after getting embarrassed by the Cavs in the Eastern Conference Finals, it was the C’s turn to give out some punishment.
108-83 was the final, the lead getting as high as 29 points and never falling below double digits in the second half. The Celtics took control in every department. They outhustled, outshot, outrebounded, and just simply played better as a team.
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Overall, it was a huge weight off of Boston’s shoulders to get off to such a great start. They don’t have to worry about going down 0-2. The formula for success is out there. It didn’t require a superhuman effort to defeat LeBron once.
The Celtics showed that they belonged and then some. For the rest of the series, they need more of the same of what we saw in Game 1. Here are a few things that need to continue and how to feel as a fan after the Mother’s Day Massacre.