Why Colin Cowherd Believes Losing To Celtics Could Help LeBron James' Legacy

Why Colin Cowherd Believes Losing To Celtics Could Help LeBron James' Legacy

Sometimes, teamwork does the job just as well.

The NBA will not discipline Cleveland's JR Smith for his foul on Boston's Al Horford in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals, a league source told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski on Wednesday. The majority of Cleveland's points unsurprisingly came from James and Kevin Love, but even a triple-double from James and double-double from Love wasn't enough to fuel the Cavs. J.R. Smith and George Hill were outscored 41-3 by Boston starters Jaylen Brown and Terry Rozier as the Celtics took a 2-0 lead in the series.

The Celtics used a balanced attack as a half dozen players reached double figures.

The Cleveland Cavaliers trail the Boston Celtics 2-0 in the Eastern Conference finals, but Cowherd explained Wednesday how losing to the C's actually could help James' legacy in the long run.

During a chaotic season, the Cleveland Cavaliers were a flashy offensive-minded group, built to overwhelm teams with spacing, 3-point shooting and efficiency. While neither of these players is known for their offense, they have both established themselves as smart and versatile defenders in the National Basketball Association. The Indians, in not acting to fortify (primarily because of financial constraints) what had been the most unique and reliable piece of the last two years, let the hole in the pen remain.The Cavs, in trading their second-best player without getting the return he was worth, failed by commission, acting when some would say no action was the best course.

"In the third quarter we had some miscommunication on defence and they scored some easy baskets".

It was their first lead since they were up 3-2 only 49 seconds in. Boston used its superior depth and athleticism to turn a seven-point halftime deficit into a seven-point lead entering the final quarter.

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James poured in 42 points to go along with 12 assists and 10 rebounds.

Hood is averaging 4.9 points per game in the playoffs, and his defense has been atrocious. He had just 15 points and missed all five of his three-point attempts in the 108-83 defeat in Game 1. The Cavaliers prevailed by three, three and four points at home against the Pacers, while Game 3 against Toronto was a two point affair decided by James's bank shot at the buzzer. Cleveland still has the ultimate trump card in James, and-as you'll hear a thousand times before Saturday-a playoff series doesn't start until a home team loses. "They're being physical. They're gooning the game up, and we've got to do the same thing".

"We're just trying to preserve life", Smart said recently of how she's doing.

Next season, Boston will get Irving and Gordon Hayward back, and could have four 2019 first-round picks to use and/or deal, including one from the Kings, who have drafted in the top eight every year since 2009.

"We've got to come out swinging", Lue said. Cleveland had 15 turnovers leading to 13 Boston points and the Celtics had just six turnovers.

Points improvement from Cavaliers star LeBron James' 15 points in the Eastern Conference Finals opener against Boston. Boston is 1-4 on the road this postseason, and Cleveland is 5-1 at Quicken Loans Arena. "He's made big shots for us". "They put the ball in his hands and they trust him to make plays for others".

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