“It was a good start,” James said, per ESPN. “It’s almost like the new guys have been here.”
“It started with George [Hill] and his on-the-ball pressure and him just running the team,” James said, per ESPN. “And then the three guys came off the bench. Jordan [Clarkson] was — he’s ready to score at any time, but his composure was great. Rodney [Hood] plays with so much poise, and Larry [Nance] was just controlling the perimeter, setting great pick-and-rolls. Got him a lob, got him a dunk, so it was a good start for the new guys, a good start for all of us with our revamped team so far.”
One game, even against a team as good as the Celtics, isn’t proof that this new group has fixed all of the Cavs’ issues. Tough tests — like Tuesday’s game against the Thunder — loom and there isn’t a lot of time for everything to come together, especially with Kevin Love out with an injury. But Sunday was certainly a good start, as good of one as the Cavs could have hoped for.