To this point, the 2017 NBA playoffs have been a demolition derby for the Cleveland Cavaliers and their game 2 win versus the Celtics last night was their latest wrecking ball.

 

With another wire-to-wire win, the Cavs not only improved to 10-0 this postseason, but also set the all time record for most consecutive wins in the playoffs with 13 dating back to last season.

 

Much like Game 1, the Celtics never seemed to stand a chance and the difference between the two teams became increasingly more glaring as the lead kept growing.

 

By the end of this long and drawn out affair, the Cavs would beat the Celtics by a franchise record 44 points and head back to Cleveland with a 2-0 series lead.

 

Based off of the first two games of this series and the Cavs winning 3 out of 4 regular season games versus this team, it’s hard to remember the fact that it is actually the Celtics who are the number one seed in the East and supposedly had the home court advantage.

 

Interestingly enough, I was never into the whole home court advantage theory, especially when you’re going against a team like Cleveland.

 

The Golden State Warriors supposedly have the best home-court advantage in the NBA and with a 3-1 series lead in last year’s Finals, many thought the series would be over. However, the Cavs won 2 of the last 3 games on the road, at Oracle Arena, and totally surmised any home court advantage that the Warriors were supposed to have.

 

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Moving forward to the present, as the second seed, the Cavs were in the unfamiliar position of having to start a series on the road. Stemming from the first two games, that didn’t really matter.

 

Cleveland has put scores Boston by a total of 57 points within the first two games and heading home, along with Isaiah Thomas’ apparent knee strain, it looks like more of the same will continue.

 

Now you obviously could look at the stats and see that LeBron James tied Michael Jordan’s record with his eighth straight 30 point playoff game. You could see that Kyrie went an efficient 8 for 11 from the field to the tune of 23 points. You could also see that the Cavs hit 16 three-pointers and dominated Boston in fast break points. But these are all just formalities after hearing that they won by 44 points.

 

What’s important to note is the fact that instead of looking like a conference finals playoff game, it looked more like a scrimmage between the Varsity and JV teams and for the fan, this is not good.

 

If the Celtics have any pride, we will hopefully see a much better contest in Game 3.

 

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