After getting smoked in Game 1 of their first-round series against the Pacers, the Cavaliers came out for tonight’s Game 2 with zero interest in fucking around. Or, to be more specific, LeBron came out with zero interest in fucking around—which he demonstrated very clearly by building a 16-1 Cleveland lead all on his own.
In Sunday’s loss, he scored 24 points; tonight, he’d nearly reached that total just by the end of the first quarter, with 20. He started fast, nailing four shots in the first two minutes alone, and didn’t let up. By the time that the Pacers finally got their first bucket, more than five minutes in, there was no question of who was in control here.
Not LeBron. Playoff LeBron.