Kyle Korver, LeBron James talk about Tyronn Lue’s strategy vs Celtics
As reported by ClutchPoints’ Nikki Goel, Korver compared the Celtics to the Indiana Pacers, calling the former defensive elite. In the playoffs, the Boston Celtics have a defensive rating of 105.8 for seventh place.
Korver says Boston is a better team than Indiana (even with the injuries). Calls them defensively elite.
— Nikki Goel (@NikkiGoelCavs) May 11, 2018
Korver was also confident in their devised strategies defensively. He said:
“We don’t want to give them all our secrets and strategies, but this will have to be our best defensive series.”
The Cavaliers, however, have received flak all season long for their piss poor defensive efforts. In the regular season, they had a defensive rating of 109.5 for 29th place. In the playoffs, they seem to have picked up the pressure a bit. They currently have a 108.4 defensive rating
The three-point marksman also compared the regular season to the playoffs, saying:
“The regular season is long, and there’s something to that. You play the same guys over and over and eventually, teams start to figure out your strategies.”
James also commented on the Celtics, praising head coach Brad Stevens:
“[Boston] is one of the most well-coached teams in the NBA.”
Game 1 will be on Sunday, May 13 at Boston, 3:30 p.m. ET.