The Cleveland Cavaliers took a seven-point lead into halftime of Recreation 2 in opposition to the Boston Celtics however, from there, all the things was downhill for Tyronn Lue and his workforce. Other than the stellar play of LeBron James (42 factors, 12 assists, 10 rebounds) and Kevin Love (22 factors, 15 rebounds), the Cavaliers acquired little or no from position gamers up and down the roster and that recipe wasn’t adequate to maintain success on that street.
With that because the backdrop, Lue was prompted about one reserve choice, Rodney Hood, after the 13-point loss and he responded in variety.
Hood famously refused to verify in throughout Recreation four in opposition to the Toronto Raptors however the Cavs elected to not self-discipline the previous Utah Jazz swingman, as a substitute deploying him in each of the video games in Boston. Although Hood hasn’t been singularly horrific, his play additionally hasn’t added a lot to the desk in Cleveland and the query was affordable in consequence. Nonetheless, Lue took nice exception and, even when he doubtless isn’t overjoyed with Hood’s play, his response speaks for itself.
Throughout a 3rd quarter that noticed the Celtics outscore the Cavs by a 36-22 margin, there have been a couple of curious lineup selections from Lue and, except for Hood, among the reserves (Jeff Inexperienced was -17, for example) struggled mightily in key moments. When the scene shifts again to Cleveland for Recreation 3, it appears protected to imagine that James and Love will obtain extra assist, however the stress will likely be on. Primarily based on Lue’s feedback, he has no plan to take away Hood from the proceedings.