The Cleveland Cavaliers needed to make a statement at home in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals against the Boston Celtics Saturday evening.
Down 2-0 in the best-of-seven series, that’s exactly what Cleveland did in the first half.
LeBron James dropped 19 points. George Hill went for 13 points himself. It culminated in a 61-41 lead over the Celtics heading into halftime.
It goes without saying that Twitter had some fun with Cleveland’s first half performance. Obviously, LeBron was the main focus. But here are the best reactions from that always reactionary social media site.
LeBron James calling his own fouls like this is a pickup game. #Cavaliers
— Adam Kaufman (@AdamMKaufman) May 20, 2018
LEBRON JAMES with a rock the cradle while Morris is auditioning for the Rockettes pic.twitter.com/be7mkUFoS6
— BBALLBREAKDOWN (@bballbreakdown) May 20, 2018
LeBron James finishes the huge reverse slam. pic.twitter.com/OCeaDobbNa
— RealGM (@RealGM) May 20, 2018
Semi Ojeleye saying to LeBron James, “C’mon, man,” and telling him to quit complaining about calls is good stuff
— Ben Rohrbach (@brohrbach) May 20, 2018
I’m watching this game in Cancun, Mexico right now and “Blocked by Lebron James” is unmistakable in any language @Reflog_18
— daniel hawkins (@Pajama_Dan) May 20, 2018
So nice of the Cavs to let Isaiah Thomas be involved in the game tonight. pic.twitter.com/cSstyo3Igu
— Danny Reid (@CleDan23) May 20, 2018
Its mad annoying when the Cavs actually try.
— NOT VAN JONES BUT VAN LATHAN (@VanLathan) May 20, 2018
Cavs wining 4 straight.. pin this tweet!!!!
— Prettyboyfredo (@Prettyboyfredo) May 20, 2018
Cavs 112, Celts 97. The Celts are NOT the better team, not without Kyrie.
— Skip Bayless (@RealSkipBayless) May 20, 2018