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Cavs Rodney Hood apologizes for refusing to play in Game 4: 'I should have took it more serious'

The rangy Hood will likely be needed at some point in the Cavs' series against the Boston Celtics this weekend, in the Eastern Conference finals.


Kahron Spearman


Cleveland Cavaliers guard/forward Rodney Hood apologized to the team and head coach Tyronn Lue for not going into during the end of the Cavs' blowout Game 5 win over the Toronto Raptors.

 

With a little over seven minutes remaining, Lue requested Hood go into the game. However as shown on tape as LeBron James walked past him on the bench seemed to indicate someone else was going into the game. 

It was end of game, it's seven minutes to go, and I saw we had bodies. You know, Jose wanted to go in, and I told them, 'Just let Jose play.'

"But I should have just went in and it would have been no confusion." Hood told reporters. "And obviously, I should have known it was going to be [a story] because I didn't play throughout the duration of the game; it was going to look bad. But it wasn't [as bad] as people was trying to make it. But next time I'm definitely going to go in. I apologized to T-Lue for any confusion and stuff like that, but that's all it was."

 

The rangy Hood will likely be needed at some point in the Cavs' series against the Boston Celtics this weekend, in the Eastern Conference finals.

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