June 6, 2018, 11:54 pmRodney HoodG, Cleveland Cavaliers
Ty Lue was good on his word and gave Rodney Hood an opportunity on Wednesday, which Hood used to deliver 15 points on 7-of-11 from the field with six rebounds and two blocks in 26 minutes.
Hood was exiled from the rotation after he refused to play garbage time in the second round, but this series was begging for someone of his skillset. A guy who can get hot and defend on the wings shouldn't be gathering dust on the bench against the Warriors and while there were a few defensive misplays tonight Hood performed admirably overall. He's got a long way to go in terms of rehabbing his value after a poor season in Cleveland, but Hood has certainly earned a role in Game 4.