Butler and Mayo jawing; Mayo and LeBron close. Could LeBron have sent in orders?
Cavs' remedies: more LeBron at the 4 & more posts. Needs to attack Bulls frontcourt early & draw fouls. W/o JR: more collective shot-making.
In 2012, w/o Bosh, LeBron & Wade combined to avg 65.7 ppg, 18.7 rpg and 11.7 apg in last 3 games vs. Pacers. Can LeBron & Irving do that?
LeBron James has 33 career playoff games with at least 25 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists. That's the most in NBA playoff history.
Still, LeBron losing to Chicago is very I'll believe it when I see it
This is the best chance the Bulls have had to take down a LeBron led team in the playoffs. Will they take advantage of it?
4 of 4: LBJ-4/26: "You just stay under control, that’s all we can do. We have this small period of time to get better and it’s next man up."
Kevin Love out for East semifinals, similar to when LeBron and Heat had to go without Bosh for almost all of 2012 East semis vs. Pacers.
if Love is out (and JR for more than 1 game), think gotta play Miller some, cuz gotta get pts outside of Kyrie, LeBron
LeBron James dominated today in the Cavs win. I hope Kevin Love will be ready for the start of their 2nd round series.
LBJ on Love injury: "It didn’t look like a basketball play. ... You never want the game to get out of hand where you have injuries."
found it telling that when LeBron was asked about Celtics, who spoke highly only of coaching staff
LeBron James: "The Celtics gave us the test that we needed."
LeBron on the Celtics: "I highly respect their coaching staff, and especially their head coach."
LeBron did not seem to want to give much credit to Jae Crowder, but called Stevens one of the NBA's great young coaches.
LeBron leaves the Garden with a hoodie tied around his waist. He must miss the mid-1990s too.
LeBron calls Brad Stevens "a very good young coach in our league."
LeBron again heaps huge praise on Brad Stevens