Tyronn Lue Says Celtics Are 'Gooning the Game Up' After Game 2 Loss

Rob Goldberg@TheRobGoldbergFeatured ColumnistMay 16, 2018

CLEVELAND, OH - MAY 7: Head Coach Tyronn Lue of the Cleveland Cavaliers speaks with the media during a press conference after the game against the Toronto Raptors in Game Four of the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the 2018 NBA Playoffs on May 7, 2018 at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2018 NBAE (Photo by David Liam Kyle/NBAE via Getty Images)
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The Cleveland Cavaliers are down 0-2 in the Eastern Conference Finals, and head coach Tyronn Lue believes it's because the Boston Celtics have been more physical.  

"They're gooning the game up," Lue said of the Celtics after his team's Game 2 loss, per Brian Robb of Boston Sports Journal.

After winning 108-83 in Game 1, Boston came from behind to earn a 107-94 win in Game 2 on Tuesday. The matchup featured plenty of physicality, with two sets of double-technical fouls assessed.

The Cavaliers earned the only flagrant foul of the game when JR Smith pushed Al Horford in the air during a dunk attempt.

While dirty plays won't lead to more success for Cleveland, toughness and better intensity could help the Cavs turn things around in Game 3 at home Saturday.

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