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Tristan Thompson had one point, six rebounds and an assist in 26 minutes in Cleveland's Game 5 loss to Boston on Wednesday.

Thompson was nearly averaging a double-double, 9.8 points and 9.3 rebounds a game, during this series before being held in check tonight. He wasn't the only Cavalier that didn't show up. J.R. Smith, George Hill and Jordan Clarkson combined to shoot 5-of-21 from the field and the team as a whole was 9-of-34 from three. Ty Lue says that the Celtics "threw us (the Cavs) for a loop" by not playing Semi Ojeleye. Seems as if the Cavaliers were not only outplayed but also outcoached. Something will have to change before Game 6 on Friday.
May 24 - 12:19 AM

Kevin Love scored 14 points with seven rebounds, two assists and two steals in the Cavaliers' loss to the Celtics on Wednesday.

The Cavaliers just didn't have it tonight, and Love was no exception. He may have been the only player to join LeBron in scoring double digits, but he grabbed a series low seven rebounds and the Cavs were -23 when he was on the floor. He and everyone else will have to step up if they want to win the next two games and keep their season alive.
May 23 - 11:35 PM

LeBron James scored 26 points (11-of-22 FGs, 3-of-4 FTs) with 10 rebounds and five assists, but also had six turnovers in the Cavaliers 96-83 Game 5 loss to the Celtics on Wednesday.

This was a forgettable game by LeBron's standards, the game was never really close or highly competitive after the first quarter and he seemed to lack his normal fire. Head coach Ty Lue said about LeBron, "He looked a little tired to me, yes." The King will have to shake off his lack of energy or his seven-year Finals streak will come to an end. Expect LeBron to bring it and have one of his signature elimination games on Friday.
May 23 - 11:26 PM

Kevin Love had nine points shooting 3-of-12 from the field with 11 rebounds and three assists, but also had six turnovers and five fouls in the Cavaliers' Game 4 win over Boston on Monday.

Love was limited to 28 minutes due to getting five fouls early on in the second half. He also tied a season-high with six turnovers. He'll have to improve on his 3-of-12 shooting if the Cavs are going to pull off a road win. Love did have a highlight full court pass to LeBron that he dropped on a dime past multiple Celtics defenders.
May 22 - 12:33 AM

Kyle Korver scored 14 points on 4-of-7 shooting with four rebounds and three blocks in Cleveland's 111-102 Game 4 win over Boston on Monday.

Korver may not have had the most insane stat line, but his hustle was unrivaled in Game 4. He was chasing down loose balls, hitting the deck going after them. He had three blocks, which was a game-high. Many have talked about the Celtics out hustling the Cavs in Games 1 and 2, but the tables turned in the Q.
May 21 - 11:47 PM

Tristan Thompson scored 13 points and had 12 rebounds, two assists and two blocks in the Cavaliers 111-102 Game 4 win over the Celtics on Monday.

Thompson came up big with his third double-double of these playoffs. He logged 38 minutes, his most of the entire season, and had six FGM, his most of the playoffs. Thompson playing 38 minutes was in large part due to Kevin Love getting into foul trouble early, but he's playing a bigger role for the Cavs as these playoffs go along and he should see another heavy load of minutes in Game 5.
May 21 - 11:36 PM

LeBron James scored 44 points to go along with five rebounds, three assists and a steal but also had seven turnovers in Cleveland’s 111-102 victory over Boston on Monday.

LeBron with another 40-plus point night, what’s new? This is his sixth 40-plus game of these playoffs, the most since Allen Iverson in 2001. However, his three assists were a low for these playoffs. Regardless, The King dominated this game shooting 17-of-28 from the field and has made this a series again. Even with Boston being 9-0 at home in the playoffs, LeBron in the late stages of the Eastern Conference Finals is enough to make any team a little nervous.
May 21 - 11:25 PM

Tyronn Lue hinted that Larry Nance will be more involved in the rotation for the remainder of the Eastern Conference Finals.

"His energy, his athleticism, his ability to switch and guard multiple positions is good for us," Lue said of Nance. "When he’s rolling to the basket, he got a couple dunks [during Game 3], and when they pull in to help, now you’ve got Kyle Korver and J.R. [Smith] making 3s. His athletic ability and his force rolling to the rim is really key for us." Nance had fallen out of the rotation during Cleveland's second-round series, but he was a key cog in the Cavs Game 3 win on Saturday with eight points, six boards, three dimes and three steals over 21 minutes.
May 21 - 6:20 PM

LeBron James made 8-of-12 from the field and 8-of-10 from the line for 27 points during an easy 116-86 Game 3 victory over the Celtics on Saturday, adding five rebounds, 12 assists, two steals, two blocks and two steals in 38 minutes.

The Cavs had a double-digit lead for 42 minutes during this wire-to-wire victory, but LeBron stayed in the game until 6:49 with the Cavs up 30 -- their biggest lead of the night. He's never been down 0-3 in a playoff series and that's still true after the Cavs were run out of Boston to start this series. LeBron cited the defense in this win, but he didn't mention that the Celtics weren't as locked in as they were in the first two. The Celtics still haven't lost a postseason game at home in these playoffs, so the Cavs will have some work to do even if they can hold serve at The Q on Monday.
May 19 - 11:02 PM

Kyle Korver made 5-of-5 from the field for 14 points with two rebounds and four 3-pointers in 20 minutes against the Celtics on Saturday.

The three ball was not the friend of the Cavs coming into this game with just 14 made combined in the first two vs. Boston, but they topped that amount with ease thanks to 17 today. Korver himself topped his output with only three in the first two, but he did come in hot from deep vs. Toronto with his 8-of-11 in Game 3 and 4. Everyone knows a key to LeBron James' success is his shooters knocking 'em down, so that helps explains this beatdown.
May 19 - 11:00 PM

George Hill scored 13 points with three rebounds, two assists, one steal and three 3-pointers in 30 minutes against the Celtics in Game 3 on Saturday.

After the Cavs guards were crushed by their Boston counterparts, Hill set the tone early with 11 points in the first quarter to help the Cavs take a 32-17 lead after 12 minutes. Hill typically has strong starts when he has good games, so him slowing down after the strong start isn't a surprise. He really needed this one after Scary Terry Rozier roasted him. Expect heavy minutes for Hill going forward, especially now that he looks totally healthy.
May 19 - 10:59 PM

The NBA will not discipline J.R. Smith for his foul on Al Horford in Game 2 of Eastern Conference Finals.

It was called a flagrant 1 for pushing Horford in the back while Horford was in the air. Smith has not played well at all in this series with a combined four points on just 2-of-16 from the field. His minutes may take a hit due to poor play.
May 16 - 3:20 PM

J.R. Smith missed all seven of his shots and didn't score a point in 27 minutes of Tuesday's Game 2 loss to the Celtics.

He picked up a Flagrant 1 for pushing Al Horford in the back while he was mid-air and off balance, and then got into a shoving match with Marcus Smart, which could have resulted in an ejection and another flagrant after pushing Smart in the face. The flagrant also killed the small amount of momentum the Cavs were trying to muster while down just eight in the fourth quarter, allowing the Celtics to easily finish off the Cavs. Smith wasn't exactly engaged in the second half of this game and is now averaging 2.0 points on 2-of-16 shooting after two games in the series.
May 15 - 11:59 PM

George Hill hit just 1-of-4 shots for three points, two rebounds, one assist and two blocks in Tuesday's Game 2 loss to the Celtics.

How Hill tied Jeff Green with the team lead in blocks, while Tristan Thompson and Kevin Love didn't have one, remains a mystery, but he'll have to play better on both ends of the floor if the Cavs are ever going to get a win in Boston in this series, assuming the Cavaliers are able to get a win at home on Saturday or Monday. Hill is now averaging a paltry 4.0 points, 1.0 rebounds, 0.5 assists and 0.0 steals in his two games of this series. Gross.
May 15 - 11:55 PM

Tristan Thompson started over Kyle Korver on Tuesday and hit 4-of-6 shots eight points, seven rebounds and nothing else in a 107-94 Game 2 loss to the Celtics.

Thompson played better than several of his teammates, but simply doesn't have the skill set to make a huge impact offensively, while his lack of blocks wasn't helpful, either. The Cavs will probably continue to start him, simply because they need him to try to slow Al Horford down, but it didn't really work tonight.
May 15 - 11:52 PM


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