Boston has looked like a different team since getting blown out by the Cavs in games 1 and 2. Cleveland head coach Tyronn Lue has commented that the Thomas-less Celts have become impossible to guard. They are also allowing around 13 points per game fewer defensively without Thomas.
It’s become abundantly clear to Colin that without the ball dominant Thomas, Brad Stevens can precisely execute his offense based on ball movement, cutting and spacing, rather than relying on Thomas scoring in isolation.
He said yesterday, that Lonzo Ball would be the perfect point guard to elevate the roster in the recently discovered offensive framework, and believes that if the Celtics win tonight, it could be the beginning of an avalanche of bad news for the Lakers.
No Lonzo for the Lakers means no Paul George, and another year spent spinning their wheels in rebuild mode in the Western Conference basement. A Game 5 win could make Danny Ainge see the light.
Even though it was announced today that Lonzo Ball won’t work out for the Celtics, LaVar Ball has said, in The Herd, that Lonzo will play wherever he’s drafted.
Everyone has Lonzo Ball to the Lakers etched in stone. With a Boston win tonight, don’t be so sure.
If the Boston Celtics beat Cleveland tonight, there is going to be, potentially, a major, major ripple effect for the league.”