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Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Boston Celtics Game 2: How to watch, TV channel, streaming, start time, injury report and stats

The Cleveland Cavaliers look to bounce back against the Boston Celtics on Thursday night in Game 2 of their second-round series in the 2024 NBA Playoffs.

Boston won Game 1 at home in a 25-point blowout by a score of 120-95. Cavs shooting guard Donovan Mitchell led all scorers with 33 points, but a 32-point night from Jaylen Brown and 25 points from Derrick White made the difference.

How to watch Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Boston Celtics Game 2, TV channel and streaming

Game 2 of the Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Boston Celtics series will be broadcast on ESPN, which can be watched through cable TV or streamed on services including YouTubeTV and FuboTV.

Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Boston Celtics Game 2 start time, date and venue

Cavaliers vs. Celtics Game 2 is scheduled to tip off at 7 PM ET on Thursday, May 9 with the game taking place at TD Garden in Boston.

Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Boston Celtics Game 2 injury report

Cleveland Cavaliers: Jarrett Allen - ribs, questionable; Craig Porter Jr. - ankle, questionable; Dean Wade - knee, out; Ty Jerome - ankle, out

Boston Celtics: Kristaps Porzingis - calf, doubtful

Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Boston Celtics Game 2 predicted lineups

Cleveland Cavaliers: Darius Garland, Donovan Mitchell, Max Strus, Isaac Okoro, Evan Mobley

Boston Celtics: Jrue Holiday, Derrick White, Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown, Al Horford

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Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Boston Celtics Game 2 stats

  • Jaylen Brown, the Celtics' leading scorer in Game 1, scored his 32 points on 66.7 percent shooting from the field.
  • Boston's second-leading scorer Derrick White scored 25 points on 56.3 percent shooting.
  • The teams combined for just 11 turnovers in Game 1 (five for Cleveland, six for Boston).
  • Boston shot 39.1 percent from three while Cleveland shot 26.2 percent from three in Game 1.
  • The Celtics had an offensive rebound percentage of 29.5 from 13 offensive rebounds; the Cavs had just seven offensive boards for a 14.3 offensive rebound percentage.
  • Boston won the regular season series 2-1, and the points total went Under the line in two of those three games.
  • Brown was the best defender in Game 1, allowing 11 points from 14 shots defended for a game-best 28.6 defensive field goal percentage, per NBA tracking stats.
  • Cavs point guard Darius Garland shot 40 percent from the field for 14 points in Game 1 while Celtics players shot 11/15 for 30 points with him as the nearest defender, according to NBA tracking stats.

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