Cavs' Lue says rotation thrown off in Game 5 loss

NBA.com Global on May 25, 2018 08:02 AM
Cavs' Lue says rotation thrown off in Game 5 loss
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.

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