The Cavs are down 0-2 in the Eastern Conference Finals to a Celtics team that has had a magical playoff run without their star players Kyrie Irving and Gordon Hayward. They’ve seen the rise of young stars such as Jaylen Brown and Terry Rozier, rookie Jayson Tatum, along with the experienced playoff leadership of Al Horford.
LeBron James has admitted that being in his position is tiring. He even said that it makes him lose sleep, according to Dave McMenamin of ESPN.
“I mean, I lose sleep, said James. “At the end of the day, when you lose any game in the postseason, you lose sleep, so it’s never comfort. Playoffs is never comfort. There’s nothing about the playoffs that’s comfortable until you either win it all or you lose and go into the summer.”
James also added what must be done to win a crucial Game 3 at home on Saturday night.
“You got to make shots, obviously. That helps,” said James. “But I think ball movement, player movement, getting the ball from one side to the other, that stretches out the defense, so that will help.”
James has been almost a walking triple-double in this series by averaging 28.5 points, 8.5 rebounds and 10.5 assists per game. He has not seen much help from his teammates. Cleveland’s other four starters totaled only 33 points in Game 2.
Game 3 is tonight at 8:30 ET on ESPN.
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