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The Boston Celtics managed to defend dwelling courtroom in the course of the first two video games of their Jap Convention Finals matchup with the Cleveland Cavaliers. Boston simply regarded like a staff that wished it greater than Cleveland in Video games 1 and a pair of, and whereas the acquainted chorus of “the sequence doesn’t begin till the away staff wins” looms giant, nobody is envious of the place the Cavs discover themselves in proper now.

The undermanned Celtics have been the bodily and mentally more durable staff to date, with Cavs coach Ty Lue going so far as to accuse them of “gooning the sport up.”

“We gotta be more durable,” Lue mentioned. “I feel they’re enjoying more durable than we’re. We see that. They’re being bodily. They’re gooning the sport up, and we gotta do the identical factor. We gotta be more durable mentally and bodily.”

Whereas it seems like Lue is praising Boston for enjoying a tricky, hard-nosed fashion of ball, the phrase “gooning the sport up” can come off as an accusation that the opposing staff is enjoying soiled. The Celtics don’t seem like mad at this, and as Dave McMenamin of ESPN wrote, they’re really embracing this description by Lue.

“I don’t even know what to say to that,” guard Jaylen Brown mentioned. “I agree, I suppose.”

Boston ahead Marcus Morris added his evaluation.

“Gooning? That’s a great phrase,” Morris mentioned. “S—, we’re doing what it takes. No matter it takes, each participant, 1 to 15, no matter it takes, that’s what we’re doing. You name it what you need to name it. We’re simply attempting to get the win.”

Thus far, this technique has labored fairly nicely for Boston, and it’s created a captivating dynamic of a staff of veterans within the Cavs having to determine find out how to decelerate a staff that simply desires it extra. If something, maybe these feedback from Brown and Morris counsel that Cleveland may stand to goon it up a bit extra in Recreation three.

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