Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James had some big praise for swingman Kyle Korver, who shined off the bench, giving the support Kevin Love and J.R. Smith weren’t able to give during Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals, which the Cavs won.

Korver scored 14 points and was an efficient 4-of-7 from the field, including 2-of-5 from deep and 4-of-4 from the foul line, also leading the team with three blocked shots.

“I’ve loved Kyle ever since we made the trade to get him here,” James said after a 111-102 win against the Boston Celtics on Monday night, according to Tom Reed of The Athletic. “I have no idea how Griff (former general manager David Griffin) was able to pull that off still to this day. He’s just a true professional. There’s not many of us ’03 class guys still around. I feel like we’re just cut from a different cloth …”

Korver himself recognized just how much he’s been on the pedal during this series, but knows it will be all worth it if the Cavs can steal home court and win the series.

“I’m going to be hurting tomorrow,” said Korver, who’s been battling through a right foot injury. “My back is a little sore, my elbow is a little sore, but this is fun basketball. It’s the playoffs. We’re at home. The crowd was rocking tonight. And it just kind of takes over you sometimes.”

The Creighton product has surprised many with his two-way ability from time to time, being more than just a willing defender, but a capable one — a side that showed as the Cavs head back to the TD Garden all tied up.