Boston Celtics guard Terry Rozier believes his team got a much-needed wake-up call during Saturday’s lopsided Game 3 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers in the Eastern Conference finals.
The Cavaliers jumped on Boston early en route to a 116-86 triumph that narrowed the Celtics’ series lead to 2-1. Rozier hinted that the Celtics might Vince Dunn Womens Jersey have gotten a little too content after taking the first two games of the series in Boston.
In a make-or-miss postseason, Cleveland’s shots finally went down, as LeBron James notched 12 assists and the Cavs went 17-of-34 from the 3-point line to claim their first win of the Eastern Conference finals.
We needed to get our butts whooped, he said. Come back to reality and take care of business on Monday.
Stevens noted how Boston settled for a lot of low-percentage pull-up jumpers instead of working to either get to the basket or generate quality perimeter looks through ball movement.
Jaylen Brown said the Cavaliers put an emphasis on preventing him from setting the tone offensively for Boston by denying him the ball early. Brown got in early foul trouble, which further hindered a Celtics defense that watched LeBron James get his points (27 for the night) and play facilitator (nine assists over 32 minutes).
Elite Mens Indianapolis Colts Jersey The team’s in good spirits, Golden State coach Steve Kerr said. We’re disappointed we didn’t win last night, but we’re right in the middle of a great series, and we feel good about our prospects going forward. We know we have a lot of things to clean up.
We’ve been down this road before many times. We’re excited to be here.
Authentic Womens Malcolm Jenkins Jersey Golden State was outscored 25-12 in the final frame Tuesday. During the quarter prior to that, the Warriors had erupted for 34 points and appeared to be on the verge of taking a commanding 3-1 series lead.
Most definitely a missed opportunity to go up 3-1, and we were up 12 [in the fourth quarter], forward Kevin Durant said. Definitely a missed opportunity, but we have another opportunity tomorrow to turn the series back, and it’s an exciting time for us to see what that’s about.
On top of coughing up such an important game, the Warriors’ NBA-record postseason winning streak at home was snapped at 16 games.