BOSTON – Jeff Green will replace Kevin Love in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals, Cleveland Cavaliers manager Tyronn Lue announced Sunday morning.
Love was inducted into the concussion on Saturday after knocking on the Boston Celtics rookie Jayson Tatum in Game 6 on Friday. Love made the trip to Boston and is expected to be present on Sunday night, apart from any concussions, a team source told ESPN.
Green, a 10-year veteran, is one win away from playing in the NBA Finals for the first time in his career.
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"It's a lot," Green said Sunday morning when asked what the opportunity meant to him. I'm ready. Well, it will be fun.
Green had 14 points, three rebounds, two assists and two blocks in Game 6, which he filled out for Love after he left
"He attacked the little boys, the counters, and took his time, made a good attack, bounced off the ball well, "Lue said of Green's Game 6 performance." I just think defensively being able to change and guard multiple positions is huge for us , He was able to change a lot more, we were able to do a lot of different things defensively and he came through for us. "[LOVE LOVE] was not the only injury sustained by Cleveland on Friday: Larry Nance Jr. accidentally fell in the fourth quarter LeBron James' right leg.
"It was better, but I'll be ready tonight," James said
After one measurement, the 2017-18 season was as exhausting as a season James ever had Sunday marks his 100th match between the regular season and the playoffs, where he ties the most ties ever with the 100 he played with the Miami Heat in 2010-11.
"Today is really the only thing I'm worried about James, "I have not thought about the whole year in its entirety. I feel like everyone else is playing 100 games in one season. "
In other words, Game 7 is more important to him than Game 100 and James is 5-2 in Game 7 in his career.
" I am with the game of basketball, period, no matter what the situation, "he said.
James was asked what separates the Cavs and Celtics after they shared the first six games of the series.
" They have shots "Fifty-five balls, grit, first man on the ground, it's obvious who wants it most, obviously, and that's what comes with it." The mind, which can also be sharp what happens. "
Without the his team's second All-Star in Love hopes Lue will make a collective effort at the defensive end to lead the Cavs to victory.
"I think the biggest thing when you get into a game 7, the most important thing is to just have the effort and energy defensive," Lue said. "If you make everything hard, make the charges, look for loose balls on the floor, then it will open everything up for your insult, defensive things to do, that must be our attitude."
To reach their goal In this postseason, the Cavs must crack the perfect 10: 0 Celtics record at TD Garden.
"I expect it to be loud," said Green, a former Celtic. I think it's Boston. I do not expect it to be different.
Lue was asked to reflect on the duality of his team's situation, with the result from Sunday being crucial when the Cavs became only the fourth NBA history team to make it to four consecutive finals or to see it That the hit series failed and turns into an offseason with speculation about the future of the team.
"My reaction is winning a game," Lue said. "That's the only reaction I have. Nobody said it would be easy. If it were easy, everyone would be here. Nothing else is important now, except for tonight. That's all we focus on. "