'It's Killing' Kyrie Irving Not to Play in Eastern Conference Finals

'It's Killing' Kyrie Irving Not to Play in Eastern Conference Finals

Discussion after Game 5 was centered squarely on how LeBron James ran out of gas and how rookie Jason Tatum ran circles around the aging superstar.

The Cavs will come in with a similar approach having won both of the previous games in this series that were played in Cleveland.

And in the most crucial game of the season, James, brilliant these entire playoffs, was average.

But letting a first-year role player dictate how you deploy a legitimate game-breaker is pure craziness on the part of Lue.

Boston Celtics' Australian centre Aron Baynes, right, drives against Cleveland Cavaliers forward Jeff Green. The series is now tied at 3-3, with Game 7 in Boston set for Sunday night.

Head coach Tyronn Lue of the Cleveland Cavaliers during the first half of the National Basketball Association game against the Phoenix Suns at Talking Stick Resort Arena on March 13, 2018 in Phoenix, Arizona.

But they had no answer for James. Enjoy the historic James while you can. Not on a night where Tristan Thompson scored a single point, J.R. Smith two and George Hill seven.

After an impressive regular season, the Duke product has taken his game to new heights in the playoffs, which makes this decision even more absurd.

Cavs coach Tyronn Lue said he had not spoken to Irving since the series started.

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The Celtics made a late push, but James snuffed it out with massive back-to- back three-pointers in the final two minutes. Instead of attempting to block Tatum's shot, James hit the brakes. Boston quickly closed the gap in the second half and had an 11-point lead of their own within a minute of the fourth quarter.

If the Eastern Conference Finals goes seven games, Tatum could have the record at the end of the series. And while it would have been nice if Horford could have snuck his way onto the third team, especially after getting just a defensive second-team nod on Wednesday, the Celtics aren't going to lose sleep on this minor slight. The game showed why no one should be holding out hope for a Cavs comeback.

In seven elimination games with the Cavs, he's scored 40 or more points four times.

James said that doesn't concern him.

"His recovery's gone great, and we're excited about that", Stevens said.

"It feels good to just to be able to play for another game", James said. You just move on, and you get ready for the next one and you play it as well as you can, and I think one of the strengths of this team has been moving on.

The Cavs were 3-1 at The Q against the Pacers in the first round, 2-0 against Toronto in the conference semifinals and 2-0 so far against the Celtics.

Those media and social media haters are preparing to push up their delivery date of hate. We're one win away from going to the Finals. "His energy, his physicality. just very happy that he had a good game".

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