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Posted at: May 17, 2018, 2:47 AM; last updated: May 17, 2018, 2:47 AM (IST)

NBA: Celtics charge to 2-0 lead over Cavs

Boston, May 16

Jaylen Brown totalled 23 points and seven rebounds to help Boston Celtics take a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven Eastern Conference finals with a 107-94 win over Cleveland Cavaliers on Tuesday.

Celtics were 108-83 winners Sunday in Game 1. LeBron James recorded 42 points, 12 assists and 10 rebounds for Cavaliers, marking his NBA-record 17th career playoff game with 30 points and 10 assists. James has won five consecutive East playoff series after losing the series opener. Boston, who improved to 9-0 at home this postseason, have never lost a best-of-seven playoff series when leading 2-0.

Golden State Warriors won the opener of the Western Conference finals with a 119-106 win over Houston Rockets on Monday. — Reuters

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