Top 20 Cleveland Cavaliers playoff scorers all-time: Campy Russell to LeBron James

May 12 23:00 2018

While Kyrie Irving won’t be playing in the Eastern Conference Finals for the Boston Celtics, he is still a member of their team and that does not sit well with Tyronn Lue – the Cleveland Cavaliers head coach. Heck, so much has changed since these teams met on opening night.

These two teams have been rivals for over a decade now.

The Boston Celtics are missing some major pieces while they make a run into the Eastern Conference Finals, as the absences of Gordon Hayward and Kyrie Irving have constantly been mentioned throughout the playoffs. “Now, the 6’8”, 226-pound forward must watch from the sidelines as his team attempts to end LeBron James’ run of seven consecutive trips to the NBA Finals.

It’s tough to see [Kyrie Irving] over there when we did play against him, because he’s a big part of what we did. “We’re doing good and we play better when our back is against the wall”. We’ll miss Kyrie and Isaiah and some of the storylines we were promised on after a insane offseason, but this series should still have plenty of intrigue.

Do the Celtics have a chance against the Cavs?

Philadelphia 76ers star Joel Embiid was right in thinking he was fouled with 14.6 seconds left in his team’s season-ending playoff loss to the Boston Celtics, the National Basketball Association confirmed Thursday. Joel Embiid (22.9 points, 11 rebounds) made his first All-Star team and seemed worth every bit of the USD148 million, five-year extension he signed before the season. This is arguably peak LeBron. But chemistry is something you just can’t put together.

Appearing on Adrian Wojnarowski’s podcast this week, Windhorst said that the Cavaliers could still be one of the strongest contenders for James. You always would get to have that on your resum√© forever. The Cavs don’t care about home court in the East. If LeBron continues to bend the game in his favor at will, it won’t matter what Brad Stevens draws up on the whiteboard.

Morris has already proven to Brown and the rest of his teammates this season that he can handle the matchup against James. Kevin Love, Cleveland’s bench, and Al Horford (among others) all come to mind as possible gamechangers.

Otherwise, both of the teams playing in the Eastern Conference finals had a pretty wild ride in getting to this point.

In the second series, Tatum turned things completely around.

And he knows how significant it will be if he’s proven right.

Best Online Sportsbook Prediction: 102-99 Boston.

James hit on several of the Celtics’ key contributors. He joined the Jazz for two years and $8.2 million and started 19 games this season in Utah, averaging 5.8 ppg and 3.3 rbp during the regular season. Seeing as how it’s been almost 10 seasons since the Celtics last eliminated a LeBron James led-team, I’m sure Boston is hungry for a series win.

LeBron James is 8-9 in his career in playoff games in Boston. They made quick work of the Miami Heat and looked poised for a trip to the Eastern Conference finals, possibly the National Basketball Association finals.

Don’t expect the overlooking of the Celtics to end any time soon. “He’s been out since the first quarter of Game 1, so it’s like do we even know who they would have (become)?” We were the No. 2 seed for a reason. “So he’s definitely a helluva safety net that Boston has”. Something will have to give in this series. They struggled mightily against the lowly Bucks the first round, then won a deceptively hard five-game series with the Sixers, who were in position in the fourth quarter to win three of the four games they lost.

The report said Baynes made “contact to Embiid’s arm that affects his shot attempt near the rim”. “But I’ve seen the way that these guys prepare, I’ve seen the way that they train and they want to be great and they understand that it’s bigger than them”.

Is the fact that Jeff Green has more than three times as many playoff minutes as Jayson Tatum really meaningful? Nearly every night, he seems to play like a seasoned veteran. “The commitment by him to invest the time, I believe that’s not going to be a problem”.

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Top 20 Cleveland Cavaliers playoff scorers all-time: Campy Russell to LeBron James
 
 
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