3 SHOTS | 3 observations from the 2nd half of Cleveland Cavaliers-Boston Celtics Game 2

What a blowout!

The Cavaliers dismantled the Boston Celtics tonight in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals, 130-86. The two teams head to Cleveland for Game 3 on Sunday with the Wine and Gold holding a commanding 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven series. Here are the '3 Shots' from the second half:

1. What a performance by the Cavs' 'Big 3'

LeBron James scored 30 points and dished out 7 assists, Kyrie Irving had 23 points, and Kevin Love had 21 points and 12 rebounds. 

When the Big 3 were taken out of the game with 1:47 to play in the 3rd quarter, the Cavs led the Celtics 99-53. James, Irving, and Love outscored Boston to that point 74-53.

That my friends...is domination.

2. Cavaliers were completely snubbed for NBA Awards

So in addition to LeBron James not being in the top 3 for the MVP race as mentioned at the half, apparently no other members of the Wine and Gold were deemed worthy of award recognition. Here's how the finalists shape up (thanks to Howard Beck of Bleacher Report): 

And keep in mind, Kyrie Irving did not make it to any of the All-NBA teams either. Believe me, the Cavaliers are MUCH happier to be where they are rather than worrying about awards, but you have to think that the slights are a bit of motivation for the defending NBA Champions.

3. Hey Jaylen Brown, are you scared of LeBron James yet?

Before tonight's game, Brown said the following as captured by Boston's CSN Sports: "LeBron's a good player, but I look at him as just a regular guy to me. I've got to come out and compete just like he has to come out and compete. I've got to tie my shoes just like he ties his shoes. There's bigger threats in my neighborhood than LeBron James, so I have no fear whatsoever of LeBron."

The kid is 20-years-old and is trying to show that he's fearless. But he'd be better off not referring to the game's top player as a 'regular guy.' 

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