"I think the other three were attack turnovers, and I'm okay with that".
The Cavs are in a risky spot.
And while the Cavaliers will rely on their home-court advantage in Game 6, Thompson knows more needs to be done in order to force the Eastern Conference Finals to a deciding seventh game at TD Garden in Boston Sunday. Game 6 is in Cleveland, where the Cavs have won seven straight.
Boston came out strong in Game 5 to take a 96-83 win from a exhausted looking Cleveland team.
James has cast a spell on this playoff series, which has the Celtics spending much time debating whether it makes sense to stop him or simply resign themselves to him getting his and to try to shut down everyone else. It means James' streak of seven straight Finals is on the line, and it's time to talk again about how this Game 6 against the Celtics Friday could be his last in a Cleveland uniform at The Q. If I could choose one guy to prevail, it would be LeBron. There was plenty of roasting among all the rookies in the episode and sure I'm biased, but I'm pretty sure Donovan came out on top.
From the Rockets to the Lakers to the Sixers, James has been linked to a plethora of future landing spots despite publicly stating his sole focus is on winning another championship with the Cavs. Rozier had eight points, six assists, six rebounds and three steals for the Celtics. "We wanted to play big a little more, but it was more to get two wings off the bench so that we could then rotate our wings with quick breaks around the timeouts if we could". Even in Boston, the Celtics shot just 36.5 percent from the field in Game 5.
He didn't have his usual burst. Given that information, it seems likely that James and company will manage to get out of tonight's game with a victory.
The Cavaliers' role players really failed to show up in Game 5 so it's no surprise that the Celtics were able to win so easily in the end. He's averaging 18.4 points per game in the playoffs, as opposed to a regular season average of 13.9 points per game. Solid, but sub-par by his standards and he committed six turnovers and missed some makeable layups. "So that's been kind of Kyle's matchup when he comes in the game".
Of course, for those of you who follow Game of Zones closely, you'll know that it's a stretch to say that he actually starred in it.
The Cavs will come in with a similar approach having won both of the previous games in this series that were played in Cleveland. And teammates believe that - with 97 games now under his belt this season - it's time to stop calling him a rookie. His body has been forced to handle more than he imagined.
In game five, ESPN made it a point to keep showing the fatigue that LeBron was facing throughout the game.