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.
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:
looks like cleveland…
came up short pic.twitter.com/wNMI4kZpIk
— Mina Kimes (@minakimes) May 13, 2018
Marcus Morris, who guarded James, got some well-earned respect.
i would like to formally apologize to marcus morris and also to his twin brother markieff morris and also any other morris i may have offended with this tweet including but not limited to zack morris + wesley morris + morris chestnut etc. https://t.co/j7QQkA85BK
— Shea Serrano (@SheaSerrano) May 13, 2018
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.
Just a reminder that the Celtics beat the Cavs by 25 in game one and held LeBron to 15.
— Forever Green ☘️ (@ForeverGreen_) May 14, 2018
*Brushes off shoulders.*
Ho hum. Just your casual point guard handling a Lebron post up by himself. I’m sure this happens all the time and tons of teams have players who can do this pic.twitter.com/Xf1Ly2EOLg
— Dan Greenberg (@StoolGreenie) May 14, 2018
Paging Alex Trebek.
Who is Lebron James 😆 pic.twitter.com/bFT7h4Ar3x
— MAKE LBJ GO LEFT (@Boston_Sports18) May 14, 2018
There’s never a bad time for this guy.
CAvs WilL sWeEp thE CeLticS pic.twitter.com/quDprLsaPd
— Sam 💚 (@MsSamanthaMay) May 13, 2018
“Why’d you even bother to show up?”
— Stephen A Smith (@stephenasmith) May 13, 2018
Teamwork makes the dream work, you know?
What the Cavs vs the Celtics really looks like pic.twitter.com/QW0tM24G43
— Walk On Hero (@TheWalkOnHero) May 14, 2018
love these Celtics because in a league dominated by STARS… they truly are a team 💯
— Chiney Ogwumike (@Chiney321) May 13, 2018
Despite the terrific performance his team turned in on Sunday, coach Stevens remained impressively humble.
Brad Stevens says “we have a lot of room to improve from tonight.”
— Boston Celtics (@celtics) May 13, 2018
You can catch game 2 at 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday. Until then, we’ll be watching this on repeat.
LeBron really wanted to swat this Jaylen jumper. pic.twitter.com/CpzU4UgbRJ
— Tom Westerholm (@Tom_NBA) May 14, 2018