Previewing The Celtics-Cavs Matchup With NBC Sports Boston's Kyle Draper

Previewing The Celtics-Cavs Matchup With NBC Sports Boston's Kyle Draper

Previewing The Celtics-Cavs Matchup With NBC Sports Boston's Kyle Draper

"King James" would share fourth on the all-time list should he reach his eighth straight NBA Finals, two shy of Bill Russell's record run from the 1960s Celtics dynasty team, and Cavs coach Tyronn Lue knows the clutch player he has on his hands.

Give me the team over the superstar in seven games. "That's something different that we will bring to the table".

As series entertainment goes, the Warriors/Rockets series has been a billing that has been on the docket for quite some time. At the time, nobody knew that Irving's fallaway jumper against Cory Joseph with two minutes remaining in the first half would be his final field goal of the 2017-18 season.

"That's a big key for the Celtics, making threes", said Nelson. On April 5, Kyrie Irving's season was officially determined to be over. You know it's happening because the ground shakes, the winds murmur, and piles of angry snow cascade down the mountains. Tatum has scored 20 points or more in seven straight games, while Rozier has been Kyrie Lite at home and Brown is getting healthy after his hamstring injury.

Rozier has flourished in a starting role since Irving was sidelined in mid-March.

The Celtics ground out a first-round series against the Milwaukee Bucks and shocked the Philadelphia 76ers in five games, setting up an Eastern Conference Finals showdown against LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers.

The Cavaliers have a pair of All-Stars in their frontcourt who can do major damage around the rim. "It's a unique set of circumstances". The C's have enough length to do so, which makes them infinitely more of a threat to the Cavs than last season at this time.

These young Celtics won't back down from this LeBron challenge. No basket comes easy, and every offensive mismatch is open to exploitation.

"From our standpoint, I feel like it's been a lot of fun", he said. And the future looks even better. "It's great to have him around here".

The one constant has been Cleveland's LeBron James, who at age 33 has again found another gear in the playoffs despite the different pieces surrounding him. He averaged 23.6 points on 52.6 percent shooting against the Sixers.

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The Celtics will have to find a way to get in LeBron's way, particularly if the game is close at the end.

They don't call him "Scary Terry" because he's nice.

"I think they are one of the most well-coached teams in our league", James told reporters during his Friday media availability. That player was Marcus Morris and his comments might have just destroyed any chance the Celtics have of knocking off the Cavaliers in the Finals, which tips off on Sunday afternoon. The team is playing their beset.

"That's one less guy that can create his own shot and really put pressure on our defense in that guard position", Marcus Smart said. We've played these guys a couple of times. It's still the same love, and the same respect, because you've been through so much to win that championship.

Morris had been asked about defending James during his only other playoff foray, with the Detroit Pistons during the 2015-16 season.

"I always hoped we would get to a point where if things don't go our way, we're still extremely competitive because we have a kind of foundation in place", he said.

"I think a lot of our guys have been thrown into the fire". A second-year player, Brown can do the same thing.

The Celtics have isolation threats and late-game killers.

LeBron James defies any metric, any stat, anything.

Swish was also very good in all three meetings against Boston this season - registering double-figures in all three contests, shooting an even 70 percent from the floor and 60 percent (6-of-10) from three-point range.

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