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Marcus Morris nabs first postseason double-double Video

Marcus Morris nabs first postseason double-double Video

After posting a sub-par performance in Sunday's Game 1 loss to the Boston Celtics, it looks like Cleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBron James is ready to lock in for Game 2.

"I think in the first half we were a little soft", Love said on Monday. And exactly why it needs to be Morris in that starting lineup and stuck to James like glue from the opening tip. Still, he needs to be a reliable second option for Cleveland to support James against a Celtics team that has a distinct edge in balance.

James finished with 15 points on five-of-16 shooting with seven rebounds and nine assists.

While almost everything went Boston's way in the second half thanks to their hustle and grit, Cleveland struggled mightily, scoring just 39 points in the final 24 minutes. But Boston is a good defensive team, so the Cavs have to find some answers.

Celtics' Marcus Morris, $7,100: Morris showed a lot of intensity while trying to defend LeBron James in Game 1.

However, Marcus Morris from the Celtics does not believe that James had a bad night. The Cavs got massive contributions during the series from Kevin Love, Kyle Korver, JR Smith and Jeff Green, and then the Raptors scrambling to readjust to those guys helped again open up the floor for LeBron himself to do his damage. However, he had his best shooting night of the playoffs in game one, and we will see if this efficient shooting will carry on for the rest of the series.

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More worryingly as far the Cavs are concerned, LeBron has not scored 30 points in any of those meetings, while he's passed the threshold six times in the first 11 games he's played in this post-season. It blew out Philadelphia by 16 points during the second-round-opener, but Philly responded in Game 2 and almost came away with a bounce-back win.

While James wouldn't have gotten this far without help from his teammates, the Pacers and Raptors didn't have the depth to make his life as hard as the Celtics did in Game 1. "He's our rock. He's the guy we really, really lean on".

Before the Cleveland Cavaliers started, Morris put a massive target on his back, despite his poor performance.

LeBron James next team: Where could the National Basketball Association superstar go next? The young Celtics got off to a quick start in game 1, and completely dismantled the veteran Cavaliers.

Al Horford said Tuesday morning ahead of shootaround that the key heading into Game 2 is, "Just understanding that this is another challenge". Realistically, keeping LeBron below 30 points and ten assists would be considered a win, so to keep him to 31.3% shooting and a almost identical assist to turnover ratio while dropping 21 efficient points of his own was an unbelievable effort. The payoff didn't end there though, because even when Boston missed shots, frequently the Cavs attack wasn't able to get going immediately, because they found themselves needing to regroup instead of getting out on the fast break due to the nature of the Boston offense.