Celtics Know Cavs Star LeBron James Will Be Better In Game 2

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LeBron James. (Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

BOSTON (WBZ-AM) -- Celtics-Cavaliers Game 2 tonight at the Garden.

C's blew out the Cavs by 25 in Game 1, in part because LeBron James had 15 points, 9 assists, and 7 rebounds, but turned the ball over 7 times.

Celts coach Brad Stevens expects him to be better.

"He almost had a triple-double, so he was pretty darn good, just missed a few shots," Stevens said. "At the end of the day, he's an unbelievable player who can get others involved and get himself involved, he's special ... You're only going to be able to do so much against him. We try to do it with as many bodies as possible, and then we've got to guard the other guys. That's the thing--like Love and Korber and Smith and Thompson's rebounds, and everything else, good, we've got to be much better making sure we're there on all their catches."

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Big Night Ahead For Celtics, For Now And Future

Tristan Thompson's likely to move into the starting lineup, and he said the Cavs can't assume LeBron will dominate.

"Usually when LeBron has these kinds of games, the next game, he does something legendary," Thompson said. "But at the same time, we can't rely on that. Our job to do, the other players, we've got to be able to help him and be effective."

James had 24 points as part of a triple-double in a series-opening loss to the Pacers in Round 1. He bounced back with 46 points and 12 boards in a Game 2 win.

Tip-off at 8:30 p.m.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030's Adam Kaufman reports

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