CLEVELAND – Tyronn Lue missed nine games because of chest pains, only to endure a thrilling 119-115 comeback win by the Cleveland Cavaliers over the Washington Wizards on Thursday in Lue’s return to the sideline.
Cleveland trailed by 16 points with 6:06 left in the fourth quarter before LeBron James helped the Cavs pull off the unthinkable, as NBA teams had been just 2-461 when by trailing by 16 points or more entering the final six minutes of a game this season, according to ESPN Stats & Information.
Tyronn Lue, who had been away from the Cavs since March 19 due to medical issues, is thankful for LeBron James and Larry Drew, who kept the team on track.
Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue says the team will continue to start Jeff Green in the front court when the playoffs start as the team focuses on keeping players healthy over chasing seeding position in the Eastern Conference.
Lue hasn’t made that decision already, with only three games left before the playoffs.
“Not really having a good package to run without a point guard,” Lue said.
Still, the Cavs won for the 10th time in the past 11 games and embraced Lue’s presence nonetheless.