Tyronn Lue not concerned with minutes total for LeBron James

Since returning to the Cavs in the summer of 2014, James has averaged 41 minutes per playoff game - the most of any National Basketball Association player in that span.

Ty Lue with a amusing line when asked how it's possible LeBron has won 21 straight first round games dating back 5 years: "Great coaching".

But there is something about the catcalls, the signs, the us-against-the-world mentality of being away from those friendly confines that James relishes.

Joyce grows angry about the criticism of James taking some games off during the regular season.

Lue was smiling when he made the 48-minute comment, but he has some valid points regarding James' playing time. In the article, Steve Cacciola wrote that in the final game of the series, "Playoff LeBron collected 33 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists", wrote Steve Cacciola in the article on James' play in the final game of the series.

As LeBron tries to get to the Finals for the seventh straight season, the extra minutes have some concerned that the King will run out of gas as the playoffs roll on. Cleveland was 3-1 and 2-2 ATS against the Raptors this season and bounced Toronto from the playoffs in the Eastern Conference finals in six games previous year, finishing 4-2 ATS in those contests.

"I'm just here to help, man". It's just a weird thing. Before you laugh, or click on a link about another one of Lavar Ball's idiotic shenanigans, give me a chance to explain myself. I like all that. "It's the bunker mentality of knowing it's 15 guys plus the coaching staff and whoever there that's traveled with us against the whole state and the whole city".

"That's definitely what it feels like". But in this series, I played a lot of minutes, and I felt great. James and the Cavaliers will win yet another championship and he once again will be saying "Cleveland, this is for you". "That's good he said that".

"He's given us a huge boost", said James.

The first round of the NBA Playoffs is not yet over, but many of us already need to reconsider what we thought we knew. Considering the fact that two years ago he was the lone starter from the 2014-15 Blazers' playoff team who stuck it out in Portland, led them to a surprising trip to the playoffs and single handedly upset the Clippers in the opening round...they had to pay him and should have. James said despite his strong road record, there is no guarantee Cleveland can steal one this time.

"Game 3, that probably will go down for all of us as a historic moment", Irving said. Their fans are unbelievable. "It makes more sense to close out the series and have the additional rest versus playing potentially even more minutes, potentially 96-144 more minutes". The Celtics may be able to win the series because of this injury, but it will not be a truly satisfying victory.

With the new rule regarding players who are entering free agency after having played a certain amount of seasons with their original team while also making an All- NBA team that same year being able to get money that exceeds the possible max offer, George has over $200 million reasons to stay in Indiana.

In the series, the Wine and Gold shot 54 percent from the floor and 44 percent from deep in their four wins and crushed the Raptors on the glass - outrebounding them by 40 boards on the series, including a +22 margin in Game 1 and a +21 margin in Game 5.

  • Angelo Rivera