At the 6:46 mark of the second quarter in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals, LeBron James committed an offensive foul. It was his fourth foul of the first half, marking the first time that he’d done that in his career. The foul could not have come at a worse time: Cleveland was down 44-33, Boston seemingly had all the momentum, and for at least six minutes and 46 seconds, the Cavaliers would have to close the gap without the best player in the world on the floor.
At this point, things looked kind of bleak for the defending champs. They had been thoroughly outclassed on their home floor for more or less the last three quarters going back to Game 3, and it looked like we were going to have to accept the distinct possibility that the series was heading back to Boston tied at two games a piece.
Fast forward to Boston’s postgame interview and here is what Avery Bradley – one of the best defenders of opposing guards in the league – had to say.