Marcus Morris: Players On The Pacers And Raptors 'Can't Guard'

Wednesday, 16 May, 2018

"I think as a team, 1 through 5, we've got to all play tougher", Thompson said. "If you can't get up to play All-Star bigs, then I have nothing to tell you". The question is posed, are these Warriors the best team ever?

"Them dudes can't guard". We've got to help him and be effective. We have another opportunity to be better (on) Tuesday. Bet the Boston Celtics -1.0 over the Cavaliers in game 2.

LeBron was pretty bad in Game 1 and was sulking on the bench for most of the fourth quarter.

But chances are LeBron will not be much, much better in Game 2. He was disappointing in the earlier rounds because they lost his offense, but the Celtics can not be sacrificing that while trying to account for James.

Kevin Love won't be such a pushover and he'll hit a few 3-pointers, pull in about 12 rebounds. James missed 11 of 16 shot attempts and turned the ball over seven times.

Celtics' defensive gameplan - The Celtics treated LeBron James with deference, clogging up the paint and plugging up all the driving lanes he tried to find off the bounce. "He's going to approach this game as one that he's going to have to lead and bounce back".

That said, whenever Clarkson is on the floor against players like Terry Rozier and the aforementioned Brown and Tatum, keeping a heady point like George Hill on the court would be wise, even if LeBron James is on the court. "That's the great challenge of having to play against a team like this and a player like him".

In order to avoid surrendering a bounce-back win, the C's need to be able to limit Cleveland's runs. "The more effective we are, the more it opens up for him". After Game 1, many people feel this series is theirs to lose.

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Who are you taking tonight?

Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum (0) celebrates his three-point basket as Cleveland Cavaliers guard JR Smith (5) looks on during the second quarter of Game 1 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference Finals, Sunday, May 13, 2018, in Boston.

The Cavs, to man, noted that they will have to play better in all aspects of the game, but the concern was their offense.

Who Is Feeling It From Downtown? The Celtics will again have all five starters chip in close to 15 points, and defensively restrict Cleveland enough to scrape home with a 104-101 win. "Just try to work (Horford) on both ends so hopefully by the second half his legs might be a little exhausted where he might not make that three that he makes in the first half".

The Cavaliers were not as good from long-range. I've been down 0-2.

Although it's just one loss for the Cavs, it's definitely concerning.

Now the Cavaliers are tasked with the hard job of coming back and winning four out of the next five games if they hope to advance to the NBA Finals for the fourth straight year.