Paul Pierce Wants Boston Celtics To Trade Top Pick

Ross Houston
May 21, 2017

Kevin Love had 21 points and 12 rebounds for Cleveland, which led by 14 points after one quarter, by 72-31 at the half and by 46 after three.

The 41-point bulge through two quarters accounted for the largest halftime lead in National Basketball Association postseason history, besting the 40-point cushion the Detroit Pistons held over the Washington Bullets in Game 2 of their 1987 first-round series (Detroit led 76-36).

Boston's challenge, as insane as it might seem, could get much tougher in Game 3 on Sunday.

Steven, a candidate to win Coach of the Year, revealed that Thomas wasn't ready to sit out of Game 7 to fully heal from the injury before praising the Cavaliers for another clinical performance. "And we when we went back to the locker room, our training staff and doctors got with him". The Cavaliers have been nearly otherworldly in their play as they've had the beating of the Celtics throughout the series so far.

Chris Forsberg of passed along comments from Stevens and Celtics players following the 44-point drubbing at home to fall into a 2-0 series hole.

Stevens said he's never been around a player with Thomas' heart. I don't want to put that on any one guy. He led the game in scoring with 30 points, and contributed on the defensive end of the floor, notching four steals and three blocks. HIs status for Game 3 is uncertain.

The Sixers could package the pick and a player to try and secure one of two star small forwards in Paul George or Jimmy Butler, but George is set to become an unrestricted free agent in 2018 and Butler in '19, and probably wouldn't re-sign (George apparently wants to become a Laker), so that doesn't make sense. The 6'4 18-year-old shot 47.6 percent from the field and 41.3 percent from three-point range. It was the eighth-straight game that James scored at least 30 points in the playoffs this season, tying Michael Jordan. My only job is to be MVP of this team every night. The All-Star gave limited details but said the University of Washington standout is excited, even though it is yet to be determined where he is going. I've been going to war with these guys all year, so I know everybody else is going to have their A game as well.

On Thursday, Thomas was named to the All-NBA second team for his brilliance during the 2016-17 regular season. I told you that. "As well as we played tonight, we've got a couple of things we can do better". Golden State is off to a 10-0 start in the Western Conference, the Warriors two games from their third consecutive NBA Finals and a possible third consecutive meeting with the Cavaliers there.

"I thought he looked much different in the first half".

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