Athletic. He's physical. He's just unstoppable. He's going to do what he does. Cut down the easy baskets, and cut down the other guys that are going to score.
"Personally, I think probably the best guy defending him in the league, outside of Kawhi", he said.
Celtics coach Brad Stevens has stressed that one player alone can't be tasked with slowing James.
You dream about being able to play in big games in the NBA and even when I got to the NBA that was one of my only goals to be as great as I can be, to play in big games in the NBA and be remembered and I think Ive done that in my career, he said. He's been out since the first quarter of Game 1, so it's like do we even know who they would have ... he's not even like been on the team. Love is expecting another rugby scrum, which means how the series unfolds could be determined by how closely the games are officiated. But it's just one of those things that's gonna bother me for a little bit. It's just a sports town. "We have a lot more bodies to take on that challenge".
James also shined against Boston during the regular season.
And though he may never say it, so has their coach.
James' longevity is remarkable and at 33-years-old, 15 years since he was drafted as the number one pick, he's playing better than ever. "Obviously, he made a game-winning play last game following [Jayson Tatum's] miss". Boston will also likely do everything it can to go through Tatum and to take advantage of Korver's suspect defense.
Two days after dispatching the Washington Wizards in six games in the opening round of the playoffs, the Raptors watched the Cavaliers edge the Indiana Pacers in Game 7 on Sunday, then held practice at Biosteel Centre to prepare for Cleveland. You can see that.
Westgate has the defending champion Warriors as 5/8 favorites to win the title, meaning they have a better than 50-50 shot to do so. The bosses become progressively more hard to defeat as you move through the game until you find your pixelated self face-to-face with the main bad guy. We have our rotations, who we want to play. They were almost bounced in the first round by Indiana. But Boston led the league in defensive deficiency, so, they're a good defensive team. They have guards that can pressure the basketball. They can lock and trail and chase on pindowns.
"With this group", said Horford, "we have more depth in those positions suited more to guard LeBron".
"I think he's probably broken Toronto".
"It's very hard. I feel like these playoffs have been great for our group, because the first round was tough with Giannis, a guy that attacks and you always have to be aware of him, and then (Joel) Embiid and Simmons, and now LeBron", Al Horford said after practice yesterday. They're really good. They're always in the right spot. They opened as underdogs in every single game of the second round. "Despite all the circumstances of guys getting hurt with Kyrie out, with Gordon being out for the whole year, they just keep plugging guys in and keep playing". I didn't see no physicality, I didn't see any of that.
"And so, ultimately, you know you're going to get a chance to play in a great city in front of great fans, and the responsibility that comes with that, our guys feel", he said. They're athletic, they can switch a lot of things. He was then involved in almost every decisive play in the final minute of his team's Game 5 clincher against the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday night.