Isaiah Thomas insisted yesterday that the Cavs are “not the Monstars.” A 72-31 first half decapitation sure would seem to disagree with his assessment. LeBron James was transparently fucking around, playing center for long stretches and ripping through the Celtics like cheap toilet paper for 22 points, six assists, and a trio of utterly disrespectful blocks. By one metric, it was the best half of his career, period.

The Cavs were up 39 with eight seconds left, and they had to score to capture the record for largest halftime lead in conference Finals history. They did so with gusto.

The Finals start on June 1.