Cavaliers vs. Celtics, Game 2 Eastern Conference finals preview

BOSTON — The Cavaliers (9-0) will play the host Boston Celtics (8-6) in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals at 8:30 p.m. Friday (TNT).

Last meeting: The Cavs won 117-104 in Game 1 Wednesday night.

Cavs fast fact: They’ve won 12 straight in the postseason dating to the Finals, which is tied for the second-longest playoff winning streak in NBA history. The Lakers (1988-89) won a record 13 straight.

Cavs injuries: Edy Tavares (right hand fracture) is out.

Celtics fast fact: They’re 3-5 this postseason when Amir Johnson starts and 5-1 when Gerald Green starts in his place.

Celtics injuries: None.

Probable starters:

Cavs

F LeBron James (34.8 ppg; 9.0 rpg; 7.1 apg)

F Kevin Love (15.8 ppg; 9.4 rpg; 1.3 apg)

C Tristan Thompson (9.1 ppg; 10.4 rpg; 1.1 apg)

G J.R. Smith (5.9 ppg; 1.9 rpg; 0.9 apg)

G Kyrie Irving (22.3 ppg; 2.6 rpg; 5.8 apg)

Celtics

F Jae Crowder (13.8 ppg; 6.1 rpg; 2.6 apg)

F Amir Johnson (2.8 ppg; 2.0 rpg; 0.2 apg)

C Al Horford (15.7 ppg; 7.5 rpg; 5.8 apg)

G Avery Bradley (16.1 ppg; 4.0 rpg; 2.4 apg)

G Isaiah Thomas (24.8 ppg; 3.1 rpg; 6.7 apg)

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