"And we're going to take those same looks going into Game 2 if the opportunity presents itself".
Tyronn Lue told the Cleveland Cavaliers to put Game 1 behind them, chalk it up to a bad game in the opener of the Eastern Conference finals, and get ready for Game 2 of the best-of-seven series on Tuesday. That being said, Morris clearly has an ability to provide some resistance on defense, while having an impact on offense, and there is no doubt the Celtics need every bit of that in this series. But if the Celtics can keep getting a body on their quality shooters, and give their questionable ones free space to keep launching bricks, maybe those struggles from downtown will continue for the Cavaliers.
"We come out with these Game 1's and we have these feel out games and they don't usually go our way".
"It's definitely something we have to weigh", Lue said. "You know how we do it". But Boston made the first three baskets in the fourth and, after running off nine in a row to make it 96-68 with 7:09 left, the Cavs conceded.
The first reason why James would be able to help the 76ers immensely is that of his experience. "We can't just expect him to do everything".
Following Tuesdays contest, the teams head to Cleveland and get a mini break before Game 3 on Saturday night.
Thompson's strategy against Horford doesn't sound complicated.
Asked if he thought Boston might change its starting lineup to match up better with a bigger front line, Horford wasn't certain. That lineup tormented the Raptors last series.
Before Sunday's game, a video on the big board highlighted "experts" doubting these Celtics in the postseason.
"I think in the first half we were a little soft", Love said on Monday. The defense was just as good as it has been all year, if not better. If they do that from the opening tip, it makes it easier for the second unit to come in and keep that energy going.
He said his past playoff success against Horford has come by him being himself, which means being active early.
"Horford's a very good player". The Celtics are peaking at the right time and the Cavs flaws seem evident.
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. When they did give up the switch, it was with objective and with a plan for how to hold their own against the mismatch, without selling out the defensive scheme to adjust, and also while making the Cavaliers offense work for that switch and use up precious seconds on the shot clock before beginning to work against the mismatch.