“We all know what it takes,” Lue stated Sunday, by way of espn.com. “We did it earlier than. We have a variety of veterans, a veteran crew and so they know what it takes to win. We won’t get happy with only one win, it is only one, we have to return out [Monday] evening and duplicate it once more.”
Cleveland fell behind 2-1 to the Pacers within the first spherical of this yr’s playoffs, and so they have historical past of getting back from deep holes — 4 present Cavs had been on the 2016 workforce which accomplished the primary Three-1 comeback in NBA Finals historical past.
LeBron James has loved one of many finest postseasons of his profession, and he elevated his sport even additional in Sport Three by main on the defensive finish of the courtroom.
“I assumed [Saturday] evening was one in all LeBron’s finest video games I’ve seen in a very long time so far as serving to, closing out to (Celtics guard) Jaylen Brown’s chest, making him put it on the ground,” Lue stated. “Closing out to [Marcus] Morris. Closing out to [Marcus] Good, so he did a very good job of simply setting the tone of a number of efforts and that was good for us.”
If the Cavaliers are going to return again on this sequence, they may want extra out of reserve guard Jordan Clarkson, who scored 9 factors in 13 minutes Saturday. He didn’t play in any respect in Sport 2.
“I do not suppose he is nervous,” Lue stated. “He is not scared or afraid in any respect. Whenever you take 11 or 12 photographs off the bench within the playoffs, you are not scared, you are not afraid, so that is what he does.
“He is simply acquired to be good, time and rating when to do it, however he is doing a superb job of simply attempting to be aggressive and attacking and I feel he’ll make photographs.”