Celtics' Isaiah Thomas forced from game with hip injury

It was a tough night for Isaiah Thomas and the Boston Celtics

It was a tough night for Isaiah Thomas and the Boston Celtics

Cleveland was up by 40 points with a few minutes left in the half, which was incredible, and they took a 72-31 lead into the half.

The injury may explain Thomas' pedestrian first half performance.

"When we're blitzing and rotating and scrambling, he's the best we can have on the back line", Lue explained.

"It's honestly just embarrassing", guard Avery Bradley said. They're not on 'Space Jam.' Like, they lace up their shoes just like us.

Tonight, the Celtics take on the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals.

Game 2 was a demonstration of the Cavaliers' complete arsenal of weapons - all clicking together as a cohesive and fine-tuned machine.

Kyrie Irving scored 23 points for the Cavaliers, who return home with a chance to finish off the Celtics in Cleveland.

Kevin Love's offensive surge continues in the Eastern Conference Finals as the Cavaliers forward crushed home a two-handed dunk off a attractive pass from Kyrie Irving in Game 2. Rookie Jaylen Brown scored a career playoff-high 19 points for Boston. But by the way Cleveland is playing, that seems to be highly unlikely.

J.R. Smith chased down a loose ball in the corner, turned and flung a fading, desperation shot over shoulder.

It's a feeling shared by his players.

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