NBA Daily Fantasy Predictions 5/15/18 Who should you play on Tuesday?

Carrie Guzman
May 18, 2018

Morris excelled in a way even he couldn't have expected in Game 1.

"What happened? The first possession, we ran them down all the way to two on the shot clock [it was actually eight seconds], Marcus Morris missed a jump shot, followed it up, they got a dunk", James replied, and he was just getting started. After averaging 22.5 dimes a game in the regular season and 21.6 during the playoffs, Boston dished out 27 assists in the Game 1 rout.

"He's our rock", Stevens said of Horford, who has also averaged 8.3 rebounds, 3.5 assists, 1.1 steals and 1.4 blocks per game in the playoffs. He's 2-4 in series in which he's trailed 0-2 (the 2007 Eastern Conference Finals against the Pistons and 2016 Finals against the Warriors being the exceptions).

Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James, right, fights for position against Boston Celtics forward Marcus Morris (13) during the third quarter of Game 1 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference Finals, Sunday, May 13, 2018, in Boston. The Cavaliers missed their first 14 3-point attempts of the game and shot just 32 percent in the first half. Even if it is just for brief stretches, the Celtics know how they need to disrupt James to take control of the game. It's exciting. I love the challenge. Since he came back to Cleveland, since I've been here, he's always responded big. As of Monday, though, it was a "pick 'em" for Game 2.

And perhaps it's in our best interest if we assume the same.

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The audio went viral earlier this week, with some saying they hear " Laurel " in the clip and others saying they hear " Yanny ".


Clearly, NBA players are different from the rest of us, as countless jokes about height attest.The story goes that Wilt Chamberlain, when asked, "How's the weather up there?" poured a container of liquid, probably of his beloved 7UP, on the head of a questioner, and said, "Raining."But it's not just physical appearances.Question: "Start of the fourth (quarter), I think (the Cavs) cut it to 14. I've been down before in the postseason, but for me there's never a level of concern, no matter how bad I played tonight".

"Our confidence level is very high", said Morris, who recorded the first postseason double-double of his career. However, King James is not too concerned about his poor showing in Game 1 or the fact that the Cavs are now 1-0 down. Some defenders are better at guarding him one-on-one than others and in those instances, James will initiate a switch that allows him to beat a player off-the-dribble from the perimeter or in the low-post. "Going to have to play better Tuesday", Celtics coach Brad Stevens said after the 108-83 rout in the series opener - a game blown open in the first quarter. The Cavs won the series in six. James had 15 points, six rebounds and six assists on 5-of-15 shooting-not unlike his 15-7-9 on 5-of-16 shooting against Boston on Sunday. He had a double-double of 21 points and 10 rebounds in the Game-1 victory. There was still a Game 7 to be played in Miami, but the series was already over. Boston will be confident after Game 1, but they will be fully aware of the offensive capabilities of the Cavs at their best, so expect a typically committed and disciplined defensive performance. The Cavaliers must get outside scoring to open up driving lanes for LeBron James.

But James was practically absent in their Game One tussle the other day.

In the opening round of the Playoffs against Indiana, Cleveland was staring at a nail-biting 0-1 deficit as well.

James is 33 now, hurtling toward the end of his 15th season.

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