The Boston Celtics officially avoided a sweep by Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA Eastern Conference Finals as they completed a remarkable comeback Sunday night to beat the Cavs 111-108 in Cleveland. The Cavs now lead the series 2-1 and are still heavily favored to win, especially since Boston’s dynamic point guard Isaiah Thomas was ruled out for the rest of the playoffs after Game 2. Given that, and the results of the series’ first two games, few expected the Celtics to win tonight, especially those who were sure that the Cavs were going to cruise through the series with a 4-0 sweep. Here are a bunch of tweets from throughout the series from folks who were certain there would be a sweep…
Watching these two teams battle and leave everything out on the court is only going to show how dominate Cavs are when they sweep the winner
— Page Kennedy (@PageKennedy) May 16, 2017
Finally we know who the cavs are gonna sweep
— Jonathan Williams (@Jwillpart2) May 16, 2017
It's okay the racist fans will be so mad when LeBron and JR sweep them
— Angelo (@eyefivestyle) May 16, 2017
Cavs gone sweep the celtics! #DefendTheLand
— Alphonse Taylor (@SHANKK50) May 16, 2017
Talent and capability gap between the Cavs/Celtics is much larger than Warriors/Spurs. LeBron will sweep Boston
— Tarek Fattal (@Tarek_Fattal) May 16, 2017
Cavs bout to get another sweep off. Let's just get this GS-CLE final started.
— Cameron Wolfe (@CameronWolfe) May 16, 2017
Because of Wall and Beal, the Wizards would've been the tougher matchup for the Cavs, who will sigh with relief and sweep the Celtics.
— Skip Bayless (@RealSkipBayless) May 16, 2017
CAVS SWEEP https://t.co/KQOqKZwMV2
— Paul Fischer (@tencents77) May 16, 2017
I believe in my Team's ability to sweep, so I'm gonna go against the grain and say Cavs in 4.
— Bev (@bevtgooden) May 16, 2017
@ReeseMoney22 I said Cavs sweep!!!
— Ike Reese (@Ike58Reese) May 16, 2017
Cavs in 4
— Shawn Lemon (@SLemonator) May 16, 2017
Congrats to the Celtics on winning the opportunity to be swept by the Cavs.
— Jay Yarow ?? (@jyarow) May 16, 2017
Congrats to the Celtics on the No. 1 overall pick and their impending vacation after they get swept by the Cavs.
— 12up (@12upSport) May 17, 2017
In many ways….this is also the end of the season for the Celtics. Time to get swept by Cleveland now.
— JimMacKayOnAir (@JimMacKayOnAir) May 16, 2017
@CamCleveland good stuff. As much as I love LeBron and root for him, I shall now eviscerate you and the Cavs after your sweep of the Celtics
— Mike Wise (@MikeWiseguy) May 16, 2017
Congratulations To Boston Celtics. Love Brad Stevens and Isaiah Thomas . Good for you.. Bad news, The King/ Cavs R Coming Your Way. Sweep!
— Ric Flair® (@RicFlairNatrBoy) May 16, 2017
Softest team, not so sure. But sweep from LeBron and company, agreed. Cavs just too good. https://t.co/rRPmT9PGga
— Tarek Fattal (@Tarek_Fattal) May 16, 2017
Who has a Cavs sweep? @budshaw and I talk and one of us does @clevelanddotcom https://t.co/fdMckzER8C
— Doug Lesmerises (@DougLesmerises) May 17, 2017
"There's no competition in the East, I say sweep city." — @RealSkipBayless with #StraightTalk on Cavs/Celtics@MyStraightTalk pic.twitter.com/VBu5LLm81Q
— UNDISPUTED (@undisputed) May 17, 2017
@ItsShake4ndbake LeBron still going 2 sweep
— CashNasty (@CashNastyGaming) May 17, 2017
Cavs in 4?
— Patrick Shriver (@PSchwarzenegger) May 18, 2017
Last tweet was rhetorical. Cavs in 4 lol
— Ryan Switzer (@Switz03) May 18, 2017
Lmao Boston ya done. Cavs in 4
— Myleeza Bad Azz (@MyleezaKardash) May 18, 2017
Cavs did a Sweep *Future Voice*
— Jalen Mills (@Mills_Island) May 18, 2017
Lebron & lil bruh nem gone sweep these boys mane ?
— Valentino Blake (@ZillaMane41) May 18, 2017
Cavs just gone ahead and sweep these boys smh.
— Akeem Hunt SOON (@Mr_A1Hunt) May 18, 2017
Crazy thing: At home, off an emotional win, against rusty Cavs, this was Boston's best shot to win a game this series. Sweep is inevitable
— Aaron Torres (@Aaron_Torres) May 18, 2017
LeBron & Cavs eventual sweep of Celtics makes #1 pick so interesting. Celtics could trade it for immediate help to win it all…
— Jason Smith (@howaboutafresca) May 18, 2017
Sweep Alert: Cavs/Celtics.
— Arnold Kwizera (@TherealKwizera) May 18, 2017
.@cavs are too big and too good. This series is going to be a sweep. #NBAPlayoffs2017
— Mike Miller (@MikeMiller_13) May 20, 2017
"We have the No. 1 pick. Gordon Hayward is on his way. I promise our sweep at the hands of the Cavs won't be as painful next year." https://t.co/a8H8SUdSzK
— Chris Walder (@WalderSports) May 20, 2017
I don't know how this series could end up in anything but a sweep by the Cavs at this point.
— Sam Gannon (@SamGannon87) May 20, 2017
The Cleveland Cavs, with the first two-game sweep in a Best of 7 series in NBA Playoff history.
— Andrew Jerell Jones (@sluggahjells) May 20, 2017
Yo @cavs if y'all need an extra broom I bought one just now . #Sweep
— Akeem Hunt SOON (@Mr_A1Hunt) May 20, 2017
When the #Cavs are about to sweep you in 2.5 games. pic.twitter.com/UgWwE31feX
— The Shadow League (@ShadowLeagueTSL) May 20, 2017
After this sweep… Cavs locking up the chip in 6 games or less #NBAFinals
— Gravy Pon Di Rice (@NickCreegan) May 20, 2017
Cavs already won the series with the Celtics. This a sweep with no dustpan bruh
— IG – SC: FreddieBTV (@FreddieBTV) May 20, 2017
OK let's figure out what we're gonna do between the Cavs sweep on 5/23 and the #NBAFinals starting on 6/1.
— Michael Dunlap (@DunlapSports) May 20, 2017
What's the scenario in which the Cavs don't sweep the celtics? Food poisoning?
— Ryan Ginn (@rmginn) May 22, 2017
#Lebron and the #cavs preparing for the Sweep like ….. ? #nbaplayoffs #CAVSvsCELTICS pic.twitter.com/04R0700D6m
— Maurielle Lue (@MaurielleFOX2) May 22, 2017