Tristan Thompson expects 'legendary' response from LeBron James in Game 2

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In four years as his teammate with the Cleveland Cavaliers, Tristan Thompson has seen his fair share of LeBron James bounceback games. "That's a good thing to know".

Thompson played 21 minutes off the bench, totaling eight points and 11 rebounds, in Game 1. Horford also was plus-17 in the game.

After the Boston Celtics beat the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals, Celtics forward Al Horford said that the Celtics made lineup changes [VIDEO] in order to pair up successfully with the Cavaliers.

"We'll play better", the Cavs coach said today following the side's practice at TD Garden.

Behind the scenes, Lue was looking for ways to adjust to the balanced Boston lineup on the heels of a decisive 108-83 victory for the Celtics in game one of the eastern conference finals Sunday.

Thompson is clearly ready. The Celtics outscored the Cavs 60-38 in the paint and had a 48-40 edge in rebounds.

"That's unacceptable", he said.

"Boston does a good job of clogging the paint". We've just got to communicate.

The constant in each of those series was Thompson, who started and gave Kevin Love some protection, especially past year against the Celtics. Whenever you go against him, we've had a history, especially in Atlanta with him and Paul Millsap, with Chicago, Joakim (Noah) and Pau (Gasol), those are All-Star bigs that are very good players.

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Thompson's strategy against Horford doesn't sound complicated.

"Usually when Bron has these kind of games, the next game he does something legendary", Tristan Thompson said.

Horford was the best player on the floor in the first quarter, an fantastic accomplishment considering Cavaliers superstar LeBron James was on the parquet at the same time. "When I do check in the game, whether it's him or (Aron) Baynes, I just try to run the floor, set pick and rolls". "When I do check into the game, whether it's him or [Aron] Baynes, I just try to run the floor, set pick-and-rolls, just try to work them on both ends so that hopefully by the second half his legs might be a little exhausted where he might not make that three that he makes in the first half".

"Morris is going to compete", Lue said.

"I think any time you're playing Cleveland, first and foremost, it's about LeBron [James] and then about the shooters and players around him", Stevens offered Monday.

"Forcing the issue is the wrong thing to say on the defensive end - but making them feel us, and just being better".

Did starting Thompson help?

"Horford is playing very well right now, and he's shooting the crap out of the ball", Thompson, who collected 11 rebounds in 20:42 in Game 1, remarked.

"I thought it was similar to Game 1 against the Pacers", Korver said. But our starters have got to be ready to throw the first punch. "We were knocking them down". "If they do that from opening tip, it makes it easier for the second unit to come in and keep that energy going".

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