LeBron James leads Cleveland to a 2-0 lead in the NBA Finals
The Cleveland Cavaliers continued their fine start to the NBA Eastern Conference Finals after inflicting a 94-82 loss on the Atlanta Hawks in front of a packed house at the Phillips Arena in Atlanta on Friday night.
LeBron James was once again the top performer for the Cavaliers, scoring 30 points on the night as he and his side pulled away a good third quarter which saw the 30-year-old James score 11 points and take his team to a 20-point lead.
Giving James the much-needed support was Tristan Thompson, who grabbed as many as 16 rebounds and that helped the Cavaliers take a 47-39 lead.
Talking after the match, James, who also netted 30 points in Game 1 said that he plays fair and square and nobody could make him do what he doesn't want to do.
“You really can't make me do what I don't want to do.I play the right way." he said.
When Cavaliers coach David Blatt was asked hos much it helped him and the rest of the squad to have a player like James, he simply said,” "Do I really have to answer that?"
Along with scoring 30 points on the night, James also had 11 For the assists and 9 rebounds during the game. For the Hawks, it was Dennis Schroder who scored 13 points while the Cavaliers took full advantage of Demarre Carroll, who clearly didn't look 1005 fit during the game.
Game 3 and 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals will see the Hawks travel to Cleveland and they certainly have their task cut in the upcoming few games.