Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals wasn’t pretty for the Boston Celtics.

The Celtics entered the game riding high after advancing past the Washington Wizards and earning the No. 1 pick in the 2017 NBA Draft, but that enthusiasm┬ádid little to stop the Cavaliers in Cleveland’s 117-104 win at TD Garden.

There were plenty of examples of the Cavs overpowering the Celtics throughout the game, but none can top what LeBron James did to Isaiah Thomas on this play.

It’s just as demoralizing in photographic form, too.

LeBron James, Isaiah Thomas

LeBron James, Isaiah Thomas


Maybe Thomas and the C’s will have more luck Friday night in Game 2.

Thumbnail photo via Bob DeChiara/USA TODAY Sports Images