Cavs' Lue says rotation thrown off in Game 5 loss
NBA.com Global on May 25, 2018 08:02 AM
Boston Celtics forward Al Horford (42) and Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyle Korver (26) compete for a loose ball during the second quarter of Game 5 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals Wednesday, May 23, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
NBA.com staff report
There was a head scratching moment after Wednesday night’s (Thursday, PHL time) Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals.
In his postgame press conference, Cleveland Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue was asked if something was “out of whack” with his rotation.
Lue said the Celtics “threw [them] for a loop” when they benched rookie Semi Ojeleye.
Kyle Korver was impacted by the Celtics’ decision only played 18 minutes and getting seven points in the Boston Celtics’ 96-83 victory.
In the first four games of the series, the 37-year old sharp shooter averaged 22.2 minutes per game, including a high of 25 minutes in the Cavaliers’ Game 4 victory. Korver also had 14 points, four rebounds and three blocked shots in that game.
Ty Lue says the absence of Semi Ojeleye tonight messed up the playing time for his matchup, Kyle Korver. pic.twitter.com/vLvIf7xFjf— Def Pen Hoops (@DefPenHoops) May 24, 2018