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Al Horford had to tell Aron Baynes to take the ball to the basket (VIDEO)

Aron Baynes, LeBron James, Jordan Clarkson

Boston Celtics’ Aron Baynes (46), from Australia, goes up to shoot between Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James (23) and Jordan Clarkson (8) in the first half of Game 4 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals Monday, May 21, 2018, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)


Boston’s Aron Baynes has seen his minutes increase the past couple of games of the Eastern Conference Finals as Brad Stevens tries to match up better with Cleveland’s Tristan Thompson.

Baynes is a solid big man who can step out and hit a three, but he’s not exactly blessed with the offensive gene — he’s no natural scorer. Sometimes it’s not even clear he knows where the basket is.

Such as on this fourth quarter play from Monday night, where Al Horford has to point Baynes to the rim and tell him to go there.

It worked. This time.

Baynes, Horford and the Celtics made things interesting in the second half, but could not overcome their early deficits and lost Game 4 to the Cavaliers 111-102, tying the Eastern Conference Finals at 2-2.