Cavaliers lead series
24 April, 2015, 12:00 am
LOS ANGELES – LeBron James tallied 30 points, nine rebounds and seven assists as the Cleveland Cavaliers defeated the Boston Celtics 99-91 to seize a 2-0 lead in their first round playoff series.
James committed six of Cleveland’s 18 turnovers but came through down the stretch.
“I’ve been in this moment before and a lot of our guys haven’t,” said James, who also passed Jerry West for seventh on the NBA’s all-time playoff scoring list.
“I felt like it was important for me to put a staple on the game the best way I know how and that’s to be aggressive.”
In the other Eastern Conference game, John Wall scored 26 points as the Washington Wizards surprised the Toronto Raptors 117-106 to take a 2-0 lead.