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Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Tyronn Lue responds to Bismack Biyombo’s finger-wagging


Raptors center Bismack Biyombo dominated the Cavs on the interior in Toronto’s 99-84 Game 3 victory over Cleveland Saturday, pulling down a franchise-best 26 rebounds while recording four blocked shots. For Biyombo, who has been known to engage in some Dikembe Mutombo-style finger-waving from time to time, the performance came with its fair share of wags. But none of it was particularly irksome to Cavs head coach Tyronn Lue.

Lue pulled out the old “scoreboard” argument when asked about Biyombo and his finger-wagging after the game, per Dave McMenamin of ESPN.

Lue’s got a point. Biyombo can’t do a lot of taunting when the Raptors are losing, much like they were for the majority of the first two games of this Eastern Conference Finals series. Given that Biyombo only had nine rebounds and two blocks in the entire series entering play on Saturday, Cleveland has done a great job for the most part in not giving Biyombo anything to wag his finger at. Let’s hope for their sake that the Cavs can get back to doing just that as they look to pick up two more wins and advance to a second straight NBA Finals appearance.

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