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Tyronn Lue Clears Up What He Meant By Celtics ‘Gooning It Up' In Game 2

5 days ago   |   By NESN

Tyronn Lue didn't quite mean it like that.
The Cleveland Cavaliers coach raised eyebrows after a physical Game 2 of the NBA Eastern Conference finals when he said the Boston Celtics were “gooning the game up.”
Lest he be accused of calling Boston's players “goons,” Lue elaborated on those remarks Thursday after the Cavs' practice.
“Physicality,” Lue said, via the Boston Herald. “Nothing bad. I like it. But physicality, hard fouls, into our body, into our airspace, and they're just playing tough.
“It's not a bad thing to goon it up. Like taking hard fouls and being physical, they're playing...
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J.R. Smith: Cavaliers forcing LeBron James to 'play hero ball'

5 days ago   |   By Yahoo Sports

SportsPulse: LeBron James finished Game 2 with a 40-plus-point triple-double but it wasn't enough as the Celtics remained undefeated in Boston in the playoffs. In what seems like an annual rite of spring, LeBron James is playing phenomenally and carrying the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA playoffs. James is averaging 33.4 points a game this postseason, the second-best mark of his playoff career and highest since 2009. He is averaging a playoff career-high 9.2 assists a game and shooting 54% from the field. After powering a sweep of the Toronto Raptors in the previous round, though, James'...
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Tyronn Lue: Celtics are "gooning the game up"

5 days ago   |   By Yahoo Sports

It was the Cavaliers' J.R. Smith who was whistled for a flagrant foul for his two-handed push of the Celtics' Al Horford as he was airborne on a layup attempt in the fourth quarter of Game 2 Tuesday night. "We have to be tougher," Lue said.
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