LeBron James went into Boston on Wednesday night and put the Celtics to sleep on their home court. There’s no other way to describe it, other than the well-worn yet accurate term that lingers around most conversations about James: domination.
James was ruthless in his performance, 38 points, 9 rebounds, and 7 assists in a stat line that at times looked effortless. James casually drove on Kelly Olynyk — who couldn’t guard him — and playfully fed teammates like Kevin Love, who himself had 32 points and 12 rebounds in a rout of a Celtics team that survived John Wall and Washington just long enough to walk into a home court beatdown on Wednesday night.
It looks like there’s little hope for Isaiah Thomas and the Celtics because there’s no bouncing back from a defeat at the hands of LeBron James. Not this postseason, anyway. James has consistently tore through his opponents this spring in a way that continues to set records. Forget the all-time playoff scoring mark, which will certainly fall sometime over the next two weeks. We’re talking all-time efforts for consistent dominance.