Tyronn Lue Praises 'Pro's Pro' Kyle Korver After Cavaliers' Game 4 Win

Ruben Hill
May 26, 2018

That, likewise, put the green and white Celts one win away from gaining a seat in the NBA Finals.

After averaging 13 points on 65 percent shooting (57 percent from 3-point range) in Games 2 and 4 of the series, Korver played just 19 minutes in Wednesdays Cleveland loss, half of which came when his Cavs trailed by as many as 21 points in the fourth quarter.

Korver's dive would have been a remarkable feat for any player - let alone for a 37-year-old racing against three players at least nine years his junior.

"And I think hopefully we can take a lot of what we've done here the last couple games - we've had better movement, better body movement, better ball movement, screens, passing, our defense has been a lot more aggressive".

"I just can't say enough about him". We have this work ethic and you see him every day putting in the work, putting his mind, his body into it. "The veteran guys we've had that have come through ... they know what it takes and understand what it takes to win". It's not about his age. It's not about his age, he's always keeping his body in the right position in tonight's game. "But I saw the ball and he was there and (I) just kind of went for it". It glanced off Korver's hand before deflecting off Rozier out of bounds. Seems pretty obvious to me, but alas, I am just another person named Ty and not an National Basketball Association coach.

Tyronn Lue Praises 'Pro's Pro' Kyle Korver After Cavaliers' Game 4 Win
Tyronn Lue Praises 'Pro's Pro' Kyle Korver After Cavaliers' Game 4 Win

"You rarely see a 36-year-old running full speed against Marcus Smart, against Rozier and diving for the loose ball and lay it on the line. Kyle is just a pro's pro, man".

After the game, both LeBron James and coach Tyronn Lue mentioned Korver's play, and in particular there was a pretty humorous moment when Lue was at the podium.

"He's 37 now? God dang", Lue said with a laugh.

James said after the game, according to IBTimes: "I love Kyle ever since we made the trade to get him here". Lue shouldn't just wait for the flawless matchup to use Korver. "I was supposed to be a decoy, and I was open", Korver said of his missed 3 that was blocked by Jayson Tatum that started the cold streak.

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