Go back to doing the things you did in Games 1 and 2. Finishing at the rim, hitting the open looks, hounding their perimeter threats, cleaning up the glass/rebounding, and playing with confidence (like you want it).
Just a lot of stupid stuff last night like blown dunks, missed (open) layups, poor turnovers and not rebounding in key moments (while they did and tended to convert on 2nd chances).
Honestly, we've looked a lot like the Raptors in the last two games, in the sense that each time Lebron moves up the court and tries to push the tempo, we look afraid. Wasn't the case in Games 1 and 2 where even when Lebron was putting in work, we looked confident and up to the challenge. You just saw it in their eyes. Unfortunately, our confidence seems to have taken a big hit from Games 3 and 4. Also, even Lebron's 42-point triple double in Game 2 he had to work real hard for. Feels like it's been really easy for Lebron the last two games though.
Also, we're letting their role players get red hot and making them look a lot better than they are (I mean... since when does Kyle Korver suddenly look like Kawhi Leonard on defense like last night?? Seriously??)
And we need to stop trying too much fancy stuff. Last night, there were possessions where we moved the ball real well, BUT multiple guys passed up on open looks and then with the shot clock going down, we had someone like Horford or Brown attempt a contested fade-away. Not good.
Marcus Smart, as much as I love him, made "losing plays" last night. He showed grit and hustle, but also made some real boneheaded plays along the way. I'm sure he'll bounce back in Game 5, and we'll certainly need him too. It was brutal seeing Morris and Smart once during last night's game fight for a Cleveland miss to keep it in bounds, only for them to throw it to a wide open Cavaliers player right under the hoop for easy lay-ins. Brutal.
Again, C's need to make adjustments, but they got to keep it simple. Stick to the game plan, but most of all, play with confidence. When we are a confident group out there, we're a whole new team. Hopefully they can find that confidence and play with heart again at TD Garden, where it's no coincidence it seems that they are undefeated so far in the playoffs.
I'm feeling cautiously optimistic, but we also got to start Game 5 well. Can't start falling behind big in the 1st quarter. We won Game 2 despite losing the first half, but I don't think we can do it again to be honest, especially against a Cavs team with momentum now. Got to come out firing, and contain Love and their other threats. Let Lebron get his 50, so long as we make him work and neutralize his other threats.