Monday, 21 May, 2018

Marcus Morris disrespects LeBron and the Cavs before Game 2 Video

It's time for the Cavaliers to make some adjustments Marcus Morris disrespects LeBron and the Cavs before Game 2 Video
Kristopher Love | 16 May, 2018, 08:16

In game one, it looked like he saved the very best of this season for this series, and if he can keep this up it will be the kind of unexpected edge that could be a determining factor in this series, and at least make sure the Celtics push it as far as possible.

There are some other team-specific reasons why James would be an ideal offseason signing for the upstart 76ers. And with the expectation for a forceful response from James in Game 2, it's worth studying the history, as he suggested. In the following six Game 2s, he upped his shooting percentage to 41.2 percent. Morris won the Big 12 Player of the Year award in his junior and final year at Kansas.

How about this answer: "We weren't ready to work on defense as hard as they were working on offense". Even if it is just for brief stretches, the Celtics know how they need to disrupt James to take control of the game. "I don't think we were soft defensively". "He's always done it". I imagine it'll be a lot like Game 2 against Indiana. "Obviously understand what's at stake, and keep going".

At the post-game press conference, Marcus Morris was asked what motivated him tremendously to defend James who came up with only 15 points on 5-for-16 shooting. "I've been down before in the postseason". "Going to have to play better Tuesday", Celtics coach Brad Stevens said after the 108-83 rout in the series opener - a game blown open in the first quarter.

Part of this was due to the Boston Celtics' myriad of stout, yet athletic defenders.

The NBA League Pass lets you watch every NBA game depending on the package you select. "Not switching on James, trying to follow a certain game plan that didn't really make sense at that point". That was when the Cavs called a "timeout", as James recalled, and he used the pause to signal the end of his narrative, at which point his performance was met with some amused applause.

The Cavs are also looking for a better game out of James, after he missed 11 of the 16 shots he attempted Sunday and coughed up seven turnovers. Morris went on to finish with 10 rebounds and 21 points making it his first career playoff double.

Although it's just one loss for the Cavs, it's definitely concerning. He was disappointing in the earlier rounds because they lost his offense, but the Celtics can not be sacrificing that while trying to account for James.

"He's our rock", Stevens said of Horford, who has also averaged 8.3 rebounds, 3.5 assists, 1.1 steals and 1.4 blocks per game in the playoffs. For me, there's never any level of concern.

Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) drives against the defense of Boston Celtics forward Marcus Morris during the first quarter of Game 1 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference Finals, Sunday, May 13, 2018, in Boston. Since returning to Cleveland, he's 3-2. James averaged 34 points, 9.4 rebounds and 9.0 assists in the first two rounds of the playoffs but the superstar playmaker, seeking an eighth consecutive NBA Finals berth, was shut down by an aggressive, hustling Celtics squad.