The Cleveland Cavaliers took a seven-point lead into halftime of Recreation 2 in opposition to the Boston Celtics however, from there, every little thing was downhill for Tyronn Lue and his workforce. Other than the stellar play of LeBron James (42 factors, 12 assists, 10 rebounds) and Kevin Love (22 factors, 15 rebounds), the Cavaliers obtained little or no from function gamers up and down the roster and that recipe wasn’t adequate to maintain success on that street.
With that because the backdrop, Lue was prompted about one reserve possibility, Rodney Hood, after the 13-point loss and he responded in variety.
Hood famously refused to test in throughout Recreation four in opposition to the Toronto Raptors however the Cavs elected to not self-discipline the previous Utah Jazz swingman, as a substitute deploying him in each of the video games in Boston. Although Hood hasn’t been singularly horrific, his play additionally hasn’t added a lot to the desk in Cleveland and the query was affordable in consequence. Nonetheless, Lue took nice exception and, even when he seemingly isn’t overjoyed with Hood’s play, his response speaks for itself.
Throughout a 3rd quarter that noticed the Celtics outscore the Cavs by a 36-22 margin, there have been a couple of curious lineup decisions from Lue and, other than Hood, a number of the reserves (Jeff Inexperienced was -17, as an illustration) struggled mightily in key moments. When the scene shifts again to Cleveland for Recreation three, it appears secure to imagine that James and Love will obtain extra assist, however the strain will probably be on. Based mostly on Lue’s feedback, he has no plan to take away Hood from the proceedings.
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