Smith's shoddy performance in Game 2 - he missed all seven shots and committed a flagrant 1 foul in 27 forgettable minutes - underscored a startling disparity between Cleveland's and Boston's starting backcourts that allowed the fearless Celtics to withstand a brilliant, 42-point effort by LeBron James and take a 2-0 series lead. LeBron was joined by point guard Kyrie Irving, power forward Kevin Love, shooting guard J.R. Smith and center Tristan Thompson. Cleveland shot poorly from outside in Game 1, and in Game 2, started hot from downtown, connecting on seven of its first 14 threes.
The Celtics, on the other hand, used a balanced attack as six players reached double figures. I felt like we played great defense, but the foul was called on Al Horford.
The Celtics lead the series 2-0. 'Bron tried to do that in Game 2 on Tuesday night at TD Garden and the full weight of the Celtics team shifted the balance back in Boston's direction. For that reason, Boston fans remained on edge with the inevitable LeBron James bounce back game on the cards. Boston has won both games in the series by double digits, and Cleveland appears to be in very serious danger of missing the finals for the first time since James's homecoming. "But if there is anybody I would put my money on, it would be this group". "That 12 minutes in the third quarter, that killed us".
In Tuesday's Game 2, it was quintessential Smart, as his handprints were all over Boston's rally from a double-digit first-half deficit, and then salted away the win late. Cleveland had 15 turnovers leading to 13 Boston points.
Despite Cleveland's early lead, a 6-0 run for Boston to end the half left the game well and truly in the balance and in fact, you had the feeling the momentum had swung in favour of the home side.
"We have the opportunity to go back home and take home court", he said.
And more times than not, it's been Marcus Smart making them.
Ultimately, the decision as to when a player will return will be made by the team physician, but they will have to meet certain benchmarks in order to show that a player's physically ready to step back on the floor. We've got a lot of different guys guarding him.
"It wasn't like I was trying to low-bridge him or something to make sure he didn't get it". The Cavaliers are in the Eastern Conference finals, though that's largely due to the brilliance of LeBron James, who probably could have dragged the original roster this far too. That lead swelled to 7 points at halftime as Kyle Korver had a hot shooting streak in which he scored 11 points on 4-of-5 shooting. The Cavaliers have to get more balance in the scoring department, something that we've talked about all postseason long.
They were a team that tinkered with rotations and lineup combinations, a strategy spurred on by owner Dan Gilbert's text to Lue, giving him the green light to fail in the short term for the betterment of the team this time of year. Boston kept weathering the storm, as they went on a 22-10 stretch from 10:00-4:00 minutes in the third quarter.
But the cost of revenue in that category doubled to 11.91 billion yuan, due to subsidies and promotional expenses. It's estimated that Tencent has acquired stakes in almost 300 companies since 2013, about 50 on average a year.
The service's Elias Roman commented: "The days of jumping back and forth between multiple music apps and YouTube are over". YouTube Music is a "reimagined mobile app and brand new desktop player [.] designed for music" according to Google .
In a statement on Monday, the Mufti of Singapore, Mohamed Fatris Bakaram, wished all Muslims in Singapore a blessed Ramadan. The president added that Ramadan "reminds us of the richness Muslims add to the religious tapestry of American life".
She faced huge criticism for this reveal and was forced to defend the couple's decision to have a child via IVF. The couple also expressed their concerns about how well Luna will adapt to having a sibling.
Even if the injury is on the shorter end of the recovery period, Cano's suspension will last until the middle of August. As with all players who fail a PED test, Cano is no longer eligible for this year's postseason.
Last October, Soros moved $18 billion - the majority of his estimated $24.6 billion fortune - to the Open Society Foundations. The campaign was criticized in the Hungarian Jewish community as having anti-Semitic overtones.
Mimie Lai, 45, said she came to "see what happens to the ex-prime minister and all the scandals... involving him and his wife". Mahathir has barred Najib from leaving the country pending investigations.
Wolfe's agent Lynn Nesbit confirmed to the Associated Press that Wolfe died of an infection in a New York City hospital. Wolfe is survived by Sheila Wolfe, his wife of almost 40 years; a son, Tommy Wolfe, and a daughter, Alexandra Wolfe.
Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy was called for tripping Washington's Andre Burakovsky with 10 seconds left in the period. The Lightning will have to turn the series around on the road to return to the Stanley Cup Final for the first time since 2015.
Meanwhile, authorities in Lyon are hoping the match, which will kick off at 8:45pm (1845 GMT), will not be marred by violence. "The truth is this was a dream for me, to win a trophy with Atletico, with [Diego Simeone] and my friends and teammates".
An Amber Alert has been issued for the 7-year-old woman, who police described as carrying a peach-colored, ankle-length costume. They say the mother, Taheerah Ahmad, is suspected of stabbing her daughter multiple times before leaving with the 7-year-old.