Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Boston Celtics: Winners and losers from Game 1

CLEVELAND, Ohio – The Cavaliers lost to the Celtics, 108-83, on Sunday in the first game of the Eastern Conference Finals.But that’s just what the scoreboard said. Here are the real winners and losers.WINNERSRevengeThe Cavaliers blew out the Celtics by 44 points (130-86) in the second game of last season’s conference finals. It was the Celtics’ worst playoff home loss.Sunday’s margin of victory wasn’t 44 points, but the statement was loud and clear.The Cavs beat the Celtics by 44 points in Game 2 of this series last year. The Cs are working toward full repayment right nowJaylen BrownBrown led the Celtics with 23 points and did damage on both ends of the court, as exemplified by a second-quarter sequence involving a blocked shot and a long jumper.Jaylen Brown denied Kevin Love, let him know about it … then buried it on the other end. [?] pic.twitter.com/jFgNPTqmnjMarcus MorrisSunday was Morris’ first start of the playoffs with the Celtics. His assignment: guard James.Morris did more than that, scoring 21 points on 7-of-12 shooting (3-of-4 3-pointers) with 10 rebounds. He was better than James in almost every way.Tatum drives and kicks to an open Morris for trey! pic.twitter.com/CudIVYh9ejThe Celtics take Game 1 against the Cavs 108-83. Cleveland’s 25-point loss is the 2nd-largest Game 1 loss by a LeBron James team in his playoff career (27-point loss in the 2006 East Semis).James was guarded by Marcus Morris on 24 plays, finishing with 5 points on 2-6 shooting. pic.twitter.com/NOuPpMS3wzOne shining momentThis GIF is built to last.Celtics fans to LeBron: pic.twitter.com/PvFsyNj3SkLOSERSCavs defense

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