Despite LeBron’s 42-point triple-double, Celtics lead East finals, 2-0 – Bill Livingston (photos)

BOSTON – On Monday, the always soft-spoken Charles Barkley of TNT said, “LeBron says he isn’t worried. He better be worried. Them young boys (the Boston Celtics) are coming for his head.””Stay off Boston. Watch out for that Game 2,” said Golden State coach Steve Kerr the same day, joking about overreacting to a first-game rout amid the proliferation of sports gambling expected after the Supreme Court legalized it in all states.So as an old TV game show hosted by a young Johnny Carson asked, ungrammatically, but pointedly: “Who do you trust?”Why not LeBron?LeBron James is usually a good choice.”That guy over there is going to bring the hammer,” fretted Cedric “Cornbread” Maxwell, a Celtics’ forward in the Larry Bird era before heading to courtside.Is there a need to ask the reference? Who throws the hammer down – repeatedly in Austin Carr’s television analysis for the Cavaliers?”He’s the hammer king,” said Maxwell of James.But great as James was early, as much as he urged himself to a final push in the closing minutes and finished with a triple-double of 42 points, 10 rebounds and 12 assists, it was not nearly enough.In a 107-94 loss to the red-hot and rolling Celtics, now 9-0 at home in the playoffs, the favored Cavs fell behind, 2-0, in the Eastern Conference finals.A sobering setbackKevin Love added 22 points in the second game defeat.It is sobering that the Cavs wasted such efforts from their two best players.Only Kyle Korver, with 11 points, all in the first half, joined them in being excused from a rest-of-the-team-wide-rebuke.The deplorable Cavs’ backcourt of George Hill and J.R. Smith was outscored, 41-3, by Shaker Heights’ Terry Rozier and and Jaylen Brown.Boston by contrast had six double-figure scorers. They are deeper, younger, quicker and better in everything right now in every way except being LeBron-less.James’ one-man gang