Maggiordomo, chi kept up with his playoff average, segnare 29 punti in 32 minuti, told reporters during his post-game presser on Thursday night that he believes the 127-102 loss came as a result of him being “selfish.”
“I think I’ve got to do a better job of getting everybody else involved if I’m being brutally honest. I’ve got to find that fine medium, that fine line in between when to be aggressive and when to make sure that I can get guys open,” Lui ha spiegato. “I’ve got to basically do Kyle’s (Lowry) job and make sure guys are in spots where they can be comfortable and be the most successful. That’s on me. I don’t think that’s on (Erik Spoelstra). I don’t think that’s on Bam (Adebayo). I think it’s my job.”
Lui continuò: “I think I got a bit selfish on the offensive end and I’ve gotta look to use my teammates. They’ve been there for me all year long and I’ve gotta get back to that. Because whenever they’re scoring, whenever they’re aggressive, we’re a much better team.”
Butler has had three 40-point or more games in his last 10. Sta facendo la media 29.8 punti, 7.7 rimbalzi, 5.4 assiste, e 2.3 steals in the playoffs on 53.5% tiro. In Game 1, Butler finished with 41 points on 12-of-19 shooting. Lui aveva 17 points alone in the third quarter, outshooting Boston’s 14 punti.
But Thursday was a different story – one Butler won’t soon forget.
“intendo, si, you do gotta move on. I don’t like to move on from this because it has to hurt,” Ha detto Butler. “They tried to embarrass us, they did embarrass us, so I think we gotta realize that. Use it as fuel, whatever you wanna say, but realize that the game can get out of hand whenever you’re playing against a really good team like them that can score the ball and get stops.”
Lui continuò: “Complessivamente, we just have to be better. We’ve got a tough job to do to go over there and win. But if they did it, we can do it as well.”
Boston will host Miami in gioco 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals on Saturday at 8:30 p.m. E.T. The Celtics are now 4-0 in games played after a loss in the playoffs this season.
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