LEBRON JAMES believes that the Cleveland Cavaliers didn’t lose composure down the stretch in Game 2 but admits that they allowed the game to get away from them late on.
James’ third personal foul of the night allowed center Al Horford to stretch Boston Celtics’ lead when the Cavs had been just six points behind with just over four-and-a-half minutes left of the fourth quarter.
Cavs guard J.R. Smith then missed a three-point attempt at the other end with Boston storming up the court and going on to open up their biggest lead of the game with 3:30 to go.
They never looked back from there, Brad Stevens’ team extending their advantage to run out with a 13-point winning margin at TD Garden.
That puts the Celtics 2-0 up against reigning Eastern Conference champions Cleveland – but James does not believe a lack of composure was the issue in Game 2, despite coach Tyronn Lue suggesting post-game that they struggled to keep their cool.