Cleveland Cavaliers' Tyronn Lue: Boston 'harder to defend' than Golden State

As laughable as it is to suggest that the Celtics are a more hard team to defend than the Warriors, I love what Cavaliers head coach Tyronn Lue is doing here.

"We always said, "Man, if you could get a victor here this place would go insane.' We got a small taste of that with the 'We Believe" Warriors 10 years ago".

When stating this, the head coach specifically meant that Boston's offense is harder to game plan against than the Warriors.

There's a good chance Lue will have to put his money where his mouth is, as the Cavs just are one win away from meeting Golden State in the NBA Finals for a third consecutive season.

While the resulting changes helped the Celtics score a 111-108 victory in Game 3, Cleveland bounced back with a 112-99 triumph in the last contest to take a commanding 3-1 series lead. "So who do we go to get that?' And that's where he's been so big for them and so crucial this year". They don't have a lot of weak links to go to, to go at. "And Brad's (Stevens) got them moving and cutting and playing with pace and everybody is a threat".

For full context, here is the quote from Cleveland's head coach: "I don't even think about them". There's a reason why they are the first team in National Basketball Association history to sweep through the first three rounds of the playoffs with a flawless 12-0 record. "Like, they hit the post, Golden State runs splits and all that stuff but these guys are running all kinds of (stuff)".

With Thomas already gone, the Celtics played without Amir Johnson in Game 4 because a shoulder injury suffered in the third game.

"The first half we played some of the best basketball we played all season", Brown said of Game 4, "against one of the best teams in basketball". But, Lue is expected to know what he is talking about.

  • Julie Sanders