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Ahead of Game 3, Lue remains unbothered by 2-0 deficit

CLEVELAND– Faced with trying to overcome another historic feat, Cavaliers head coach Tyronn Lue is unfazed heading into Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals against the Boston Celtics.

That isn’t terribly shocking, considering Lue was at the helm when the Cavs overcame a 3-1 deficit against the Golden State Warriors in the 2016 NBA Finals. The Cavs were the first team to overcome a 3-1 deficit, and now they are looking to become the first team to mount a comeback against the Celtics of this caliber.

Boston has jumped out to 2-0 series leads 37 times before. They’ve won all 37 of those series.

“That doesn’t bother me,” Lue said Saturday during his pregame media availability. “The games have to be played. They won two games on their home court, which we know they’ve been playing well all playoffs, but we’re not discouraged and we’re ready for Game 3. So, 0-2 doesn’t really mean anything.”

It certainly helps to have LeBron James on your side. James has overcome 2-0 deficits two other times in his career– once against the Warriors in 2016, and the first time against the Detroit Pistons in the 2007 Eastern Conference Finals.

Game 3 tips at 8:30 from Quicken Loans Arena.

Ashley is a former basketball player who covers the Cleveland Cavaliers, Indians and high school sports for NEO Sports Insiders. She also covers the Cavs for SB Nation's Fear The Sword. Ashley is a 2015 graduate of John Carroll University and previously worked in political journalism. You can follow her on Twitter @AshleyBastock42

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