"It's not just me".
"That's a good question". We've got to be more decisive. Our job is to protect the paint, so we've got to do a better job with that.
'This is actually one of the most impressive things I've ever seen, ' added Sopan Deb.
The Boston Celtics appear ready for just that. Everybody played their part in guarding him.
But chances are LeBron will not be much, much better in Game 2. If you don't have discipline, you make silly mistakes on the regular, allowing room for turnovers and makes the players lazy as a result of the momentum change. Boston will be confident after Game 1, but they will be fully aware of the offensive capabilities of the Cavs at their best, so expect a typically committed and disciplined defensive performance.
Despite being a younger and more inexperienced team than the other conference finalists, Boston have now outscored their opponents by 89 points in those eight games, with an average of more than 11 points per game. He dominated in Cleveland's Game 2 win, dropping 46 points on 17-for-24 shooting.
With 0.02 remaining in the 3rd quarter, Clevelands Jeff Green made a 21-foot fadeaway shot to cut the deficit to 14, 78-64.
James is 8-6 in postseason Game 2s following a loss.
He's already considered by many to be the G.O.A.T, so few would be surprised to find out that Lebron James may have a photographic memory. The team firmly believes that the best way to keep a team off its game is to switch matchups early and often. LeBron's leadership will get the Cavaliers off to a better start than they had in the series opener. "That's the great challenge of having to play against a team like this and a player like him". The Cavs got massive contributions during the series from Kevin Love, Kyle Korver, JR Smith and Jeff Green, and then the Raptors scrambling to readjust to those guys helped again open up the floor for LeBron himself to do his damage.
But in his final answer Monday, Lue dropped an analytical nugget that revealed he's likely to start center Tristan Thompson in tonight's Game 2 against the Celtics.
Mentioned as a player who could be elevated into the starting lineup for Game 2, Thompson is focused more on bringing the physicality and hustle rather than when his name is called to play. When LeBron James speaks, Ty Lue does whatever he's told. It's freedom. It depends on who you are.
Thompson in the starting lineup may have Brad Stevens reconsider starting Morris, instead opting to have Aron Baynes back in the starting five. However, in the minutes where a player like Marcus Smart is the primary ball-handler and one of Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum aren't on the court, playing Calderon beside Clarkson is possible.
As for James, if Game 1 truly was a "feel-out game", he needs to take his own advice, look at the history and treat Game 2 like something else entirely.