BOSTON -- The Miami Heat arent backing down.
Following the Boston Celtics 101-91 win in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals, LeBron James said his team will continue attacking the basket moving forward.
After taking 24 free throw attempts alone in Game 2, James made just five trips to the line in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals against the Boston Celtics on Friday. The Heat shot 20 free throws, 27 less than their total on Wednesday.
In spite of the Celtics win, James (34 points, 8 rebounds, 5 assists) thought his team was aggressive. He noted 46 points in the paint, the most they have scored all series, and said they will continue go hard at the basket.
I think we still were in attack mode, he said. Just the free throw attempts didnt show for it. I hit a few jumpers as well, but I got into the lane. D-Wade (Dwyane Wade) definitely got into the lane, got some attack points. We had 46 points in the paint, which is a really good clip. We only made five threes, so it does show we had to make some shots in the paint as well. It just doesnt show for us.
The Celtics made it a priority to attack (58 points in the paint), and the Heat will, too.
Were attack guys, said James. Well continue to attack and try to force the issue. Thats what we do and thats why were in this position now.