Cavaliers' Hood refused to enter fourth quarter of Game 4 against Raptors, later apologized

Posted at 9:36 AM, May 08, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-08 16:56:48-04

The Cavaliers had a winning night on Monday after the team swept the Toronto Raptors in a clinching 128-93 victory—sending the team to the Eastern Conference Finals. But not every player joined in the winning.

Rodney Hood, who has been subpar during the playoffs and lost his spot in the rotation as a result, refused to enter the game during the fourth quarter.

According to The Athletic's Jason Lloyd (subscription required to read), Cleveland head coach Tyronn Lue tried to substitute Hood in for James with a 30-point lead with a little more than seven minutes to play.

ESPN is reporting that Hood apologized to General Manager Koby Altman today. He will not be disciplined.