Best Memes of LeBron James & the Cavaliers Crushed by the Boston Celtics

But the four-time NBA Most Valuable Player, who is trying to reach his eighth consecutive NBA Finals, admits the Cavs, who were paced by 17 points from Kevin Love, need to make some changes before Game 2 in Boston today (tomorrow morning, Singapore time). The Celtics executed well and made the Cavs look like the team that struggled down the stretch in the regular season and barely made it out of the first round. The weakness here for James is double - his supporting cast is as weak as it's ever been since the Decision, and his head coach might be outmatched so that the limited possibilities he has for adjustments won't be enough.

James made just five of 16 shots in Game 1 against Boston, finishing with 15 points. "Our guys played with good aggression".

Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue's latest message to James is the same as it was after Game 1 with the Pacers: Don't sit back; go on the attack.

Morris had 18 points and led a swarming defensive effort that shut down James, who had been averaging 34 points in the play-offs. On the negative side of the ledger, LeBron also racked up seven of Cleveland's 10 turnovers in the loss. I would think LeBron will try to be more of a scorer than a distributor off the bat, especially if Tristan Thompson is in the starting lineup. Kyle Korver would likely come off the bench. It was his only start of the playoffs, but it was an effective one.

"It's definitely something we have to weigh", Lue said after the May 14 practice. But we won seven out of eight, and we weren't going to adjust until someone beat us.

"Looking at the statistics over the last three years, of at least 30 possessions, out of all the guys that guarded Al Horford, Tristan has been No. 1 in the league defending Al Horford". On the afternoon, three Celtics topped the 20-point plateau and Boston shot 51 percent as a team while the Cavaliers missed their first 14 three-point attempts and shot just 36 percent from the floor overall. We know we have to play better. Horford had his way with Love on shots in the paint. Two of those three guys have to hit perimeter shots, it is not enough to score.

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