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The Celtics Destroyed the Cavs in Game One and Twitter Had A Lot of Jokes

Sports forecasters who doubted Boston suddenly changed their tunes after Brad Stevens' squad rolled over LeBron James and his teammates.

Boston Celtics players, from left, forward Jayson Tatum, guard Marcus Smart (36), forward Al Horford and forward Marcus Morris, far right, cheer from the bench during the fourth quarter of Game 1 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference Finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers, Sunday, May 13, 2018, in Boston. The Celtics won 108-83.

Photo via AP/Michael Dwyer

The Celtics have no chance, they said. LeBron James could beat this rag tag team with his eyes closed, they said. This is going to be a quick series, and the Cavs are destined to make it to yet another NBA Finals, they said.

They are not chirping so loudly anymore.

In the first game of the Eastern Conference Finals, the Celtics—who, we need not remind you, are still without several key players including Gordon Hayward and Kyrie Irving—routed the heavily-favored Cavaliers 108-83. Cleveland failed to sink its first 14 3-point attempts; the Celtics defense put up yet another sterling performance; and King James was left looking like a jester with just 15 points to his name.

Naturally, Twitter had a few things to say. Here are some of our favorite responses to game 1:

Marcus Morris, who guarded James, got some well-earned respect.

Put it on a bumper sticker, write it on your forehead, scream it from the T when you’re inevitably stalled on Comm. Ave. for 20 minutes this afternoon.

*Brushes off shoulders.*

Paging Alex Trebek.

There’s never a bad time for this guy.

“Why’d you even bother to show up?”

Teamwork makes the dream work, you know?

Despite the terrific performance his team turned in on Sunday, coach Stevens remained impressively humble.

You can catch game 2 at 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday. Until then, we’ll be watching this on repeat.