Lue is trying to get Celtics coach Brad Stevens to combat Thompson with Aron Baynes, thus taking Marcus Morris out of the starting five and putting him in a bench role where he'll have to play catch-up against LeBron all night.
"We had a bad game", Lue said succinctly. It appeared to be an instant solution, with Cleveland dominating the glass and controlling the pace of the game. It won't be enough against a talented, disciplined and fearless team like Boston. It's just the Celtics in a microcosm, as they want to come at opponents and attack you with a myriad of players, which is what they need to do with Hayward and Irving on the sideline. Just giving up 39 total points in the second half, Boston turned to veteran big man Al Horford within the last four minutes of the game to seal the deal and send this series back to Cleveland with a 2-0 lead.
LeBron James just didn't have it either. "It's what makes us the best team that we can be". "You go out and when you lay everything on the line, at the end of the day, you can live with that", he said.
The injured LeBron left the court to a chorus of cheers and boos from Celtics fans, which caught the attention of many watching the game.
It was during that November 2007 ceremony that the franchise named its court the "Red Auerbach Parquet Floor" in honor of the iconic coach, who guided the Celtics to nine National Basketball Association championships in 10 years: 1957 and from 1959-1966. It was only the second time since Game Two of the 2016 NBA Finals against Golden State in 2016 that LeBron failed to score at least 20 points in a playoffs game but Morris declined to take all the credit.
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Also, Tatum hit LeBron in the face by accident. For starters, they're just not as good as the Celtics. It goes without saying that this is the easiest way to beat a noticeably talent-depleted Cavalier squad.
Boston's young guys aren't scared.
But the Celtics had success on Sunday, holding James to 15 points - his lowest turnout in the playoffs this season - and forcing him to turn the ball over seven times. To think, they're only scratching the surface of what they can become.
Cleveland can't keep getting nothing from their role players. He finished the game with a triple-double, scoring 42 points with 10 rebounds and 12 assists.