James retreated to the locker room with 3:50 remaining …

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James retreated to the locker room with 3:50 remaining in the second quarter after he collided with Boston’s Jayson Tatum and was fouled. Before checking out, James made one of two free throws, giving Cleveland its largest lead of the game at 11 points. The Cavs were outscored by 24 the rest of the way after the collision, losing 107-94 and falling down 2-0 in the series. “It was a tough collision,” Cavs coach Tyronn Lue said. “Knocked his head sideways. Of course, he came back; but when he came back, I don’t think he had the same punch that he had before he left as far as attacking the basket, playing with that force and power we talked about at shootaround. We’ll see how he feels.”
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