Cavaliers Expect Real James to Show Up in Game 6 vs Celtics
LeBron James is not yet ready to give up the Cleveland Cavaliers’ NBA season, saying he looks forward to tying his team’s series against the Boston Celtics. The Cavaliers will try to stave off elimination when they take on the Celtics in Game 6 of the eastern conference semifinals in Boston on Thursday.
In an interview with reporters after the Cavs’ practice on Wednesday, James shrugged off his performance in Cleveland’s game 5 loss, saying it was nothing but an “off” night. James, however, said that he was not disappointed at all with his 3-for-14 shooting night. “I’m never disappointed in my play. I feel like I could do more, but I’m not disappointed at all.”
The Cavaliers surrendered their home-court advantage when they got clobbered by the Celtics, 120-88, in game 5, the worst playoff loss in history for Cleveland. James scored 15 points in that game but was reduced to a spectator starting in the second quarter. Fans booed James several times at the Q, where the league MVP is usually showered with accolades.
If the Cavaliers survive the Celtics, James and his teammates will face a well-rested Orlando Magic team, the same squad that booted them out in the conference finals last year.
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