Tyronn Lue Implores Cavs To Be More Physical After Celtics ‘Goon Up’ Game 2

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Tyronn Lue thinks the Cleveland Cavaliers could learn a thing or two from the Boston Celtics.

The Celtics have muscled through the Cavs in the first two games of the Eastern Conference finals, including a hard-fought victory in Tuesday’s Game 2 at TD Garden.

After the game, Lue stressed his team’s need to match Boston’s physicality, or what he chose to refer to as “gooning up” the game.

Cleveland did engage in a bit of “gooning” late in the contest, but not the kind you want to see. J.R. Smith was tabbed with a flagrant foul after shoving Al Horford in the back as the Celtics forward elevated to catch a lob late in the fourth quarter.

Smith’s act appeared to be done in frustration, and it wouldn’t be shocking to see the Cavs come out with a heavy edge in Saturday’s Game 3 at Quicken Loans Arena.

Thumbnail photo via Greg M. Cooper/USA TODAY Sports

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