NBA Playoffs: Cavs beat Celtics 130-86, lead series 2-0

Players on the Boston Celtics bench watch play during the second half of Game 2 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals against

Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James, right, blocks a shot by Boston Celtics guard Avery Bradley during the first half of Game 2 of

Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) drives between Boston Celtics forward Jae Crowder (99) and guard Isaiah Thomas (4) during

Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James, left, muscles his way to the basket as Boston Celtics guard Avery Bradley, right, tries to de

Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James walks upcourt during first half of Game 2 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals agai

Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving (2) falls with Boston Celtics guard Avery Bradley (0) during the first half of Game 2 of the NBA

Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James trades high-fives with teammates Iman Shumpert, left, and Deron Williams, right, during the fi

Boston Celtics center Al Horford, left, and forward Jae Crowder (99) defend against Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love, right, duri

Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) shoots over Boston Celtics forward Gerald Green (30) during first half of Game 2 of the N

BOSTON (AP) — LeBron James scored 30 points, Kevin Love had 21 points and 12 rebounds, and the Cleveland Cavaliers steamrolled the Boston Celtics 130-86 on Friday to take a 2-0 lead in the Eastern Conference finals and tie an NBA record with their 13th straight playoff victory.

Cleveland led by 14 points after one quarter, by a record 41 at the half and by 46 after three.

Kyrie Irving scored 23 points for the Cavaliers, who return home with a chance to finish off the Celtics in Cleveland. It would be the third straight sweep this postseason for the defending NBA champions, who also won the last three games of last year's finals.

The Celtics played the second half without Isaiah Thomas due to a strained right hip.