However, like previously stated, don't anticipate Korver and Smith to combine for 1-for-8 from downtown in Game 2.
"I have zero level of concern at this stage". It was just one game in what is expected to be a long series, but there is an extended history of "Mook" containing "The King"-proving that Morris' lofty claims have some serious merit". The Cavaliers also shot better from the 3-point line as a team, going from making 23.5 percent of their 3-point attempts in Game 1 to 39.3 percent in Game 2. He was 0-2 from 3-point range. I've been down before.
James insisted he wasn't anxious, despite the game one humbling. The difference between the Celtics and the two other teams the Cavaliers have played against in these playoffs is their roster is littered with players who have the size to defend James, starting with Morris and extending to Semi Ojeleye, Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown and Marcus Smart.
"We were great", Horford said.More news: Multivitamins and supplements don't provide health benefits
"We came back down". We know we have to play better. "We're just out here playing hard and having fun". That being said, he suffered his worst performance in the playoffs by far when the Cavs fell to the Boston Celtics 108-83 on Sunday.
The main story to come out of the game was the defense of Marcus Morris, who, with a well-drilled unit behind him, was able to nullify the impact of LeBron. They are 18-9-1 ATS and 20-8 SU after a win by 10 or more.
Had had his Cavaliers cave in to a 26-point deficit at the half, becoming the biggest halftime playoff gap in James's career since he entered the National Basketball Association right out of high school. "Everybody played their part in guarding (James)". It wouldn't be a great shot, but there's no denying there'd be a chance.More news: Fans Question International Status For Charity Match After Nasser Hussain's Commentary Stunt
The Celtics need to maintain the confidence they have been mounting, build on their camaraderie, and draw on the will to win they have shown all season. He played some strong D throughout and dished out eight assists to go with six rebounds, but he didn't have the scoring punch we've become accustomed to seeing. "We ran them - the first possession, we ran them down all the way to two on the shot clock". "We have a great opportunity in front of us and we're enjoying it game by game".
Kevin Love had 17 points and eight rebounds, and James added nine assists and seven boards. LeBron James failed to score 20 for the first time all postseason.
"Our young guys are special". The Celtics carried that momentum into the opener of this series as they buried Cleveland early and never let them back in the contest. It's very unfortunate we had those injuries but no one is going to feel sorry for us.
"(James) had a bad game, along with a lot of other guys who had a bad game. "We've had to step up". We've got to clean those up.More news: Ukrainian Interior Minister Slams Public Backlash Over 'Murder' of Babchenko
As the first quarter went on, it got even uglier for Cleveland. He got the start and you have to expect it to stay that way, because that defense did something hat very few thought would be possible.