Marcus Morris gets start for Celts to try to contain LeBron James

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BOSTON — The Boston Celtics moved Marcus Morris into the starting lineup for Sunday’s Game 1 of their Eastern Conference finals series against the Cleveland Cavaliers to try to slow down LeBron James.

Morris, who Saturday declared himself one of the best in the league at guarding James, added more versatility to a Boston defense that yearns to maximize the number of defenders it can throw Cleveland’s star. Celtics center Aron Baynes came off the bench to begin the series.

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The Celtics have routinely tinkered with their starting lineup throughout the postseason. Late in Round 1, Boston coach Brad Stevens went small and put rookie Semi Ojeleye into the starting frontcourt to help defend Giannis Antetokounmpo. In Round 2, the Celtics went big with Baynes on the court to joust with the 76ers’ Joel Embiid.

Morris joins

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