Cleveland Cavaliers Star LeBron James Wishes Boston Celtics All-Star Guard Isaiah Thomas Was Able To Play
Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James is a player that likes a bit of a challenge on his yearly trip to the NBA Finals. With Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas re-injuring his hip and being ruled out for the remainder of the post-season, James is not happy about not being able to take on Thomas and the Celtics at their best.
“We hate that Isaiah got hurt,” James told reporters Sunday. ”Salute to him. Unbelievable season, what he was able to accomplish this year and the things that he did in the postseason under the circumstances with the tragic death of his sister.”
The Cavaliers managed to crush the C’s in each of the Eastern Conference finals’ first two games, punctuated by a 130-86 Game 2 drubbing. James said that he doesn’t want his team thinking the series is over just because it is for Thomas.
“For us a unit, it’s never been about one guy,” James said. “That’s not our focus. It’s always been about team effort and how we can put out the best gameplan to go against their team. They’re still well-coached. They’ve still got players out there that are gonna look for the challenge, going to step up their play, so we have to be ready for them.”
James and the Cavs will face the Thomasless Boston Celtics Sunday night for game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals in Cleveland. It is looking like Marcus Smart will start in place of the injured Thomas.