The Cleveland Cavaliers face off against the Boston Celtics in Boston on Wednesday in what could be a battle for first place in the Eastern Conference.
Due to a late-season malaise from the Cavaliers and a strong push from the Celtics, the two are currently tied for first.
Obviously, the stakes are large, and the matchup is intriguing as the Cavaliers have won two of the first three meetings, both at home, and the two could square off in the Eastern Conference Finals.
However, LeBron James isn’t sweating it. When asked about the matchup on Tuesday, James tried to give a polite answer before giving way to some honesty.
“It’s gonna be a good test. That team’s extremely well at home, they play extremely well. I don’t know. I’ve played in a lot big games, man. I’m the last person to ask about a big game in the regular season.”
James added, “I’ve been to six straight finals. I’m the last person to ask about a regular season game.”
While James has played in numerous bigger games, some of which have come in Boston, it doesn’t make Wednesday’s matchup any less meaningful. The Cavs have the chance to own the tiebreaker over Boston, plus a better record with four games remaining, not to mention home-court advantage through the conference finals.
Cleveland has been playing lacklustre basketball for much of 2017, but the expectation has been that they can flip the switch when the postseason begins. Coming out and losing to Boston with first place on the line could be an argument that the Cavs truly have something to worry about.
Watch James’ full answer below:
Don’t ask LeBron James about big regular season games.@KingJames doesn’t have much to share about tomorrow’s 1st-place match up pic.twitter.com/GlgFmIR54h
— FOX Sports Ohio (@FOXSportsOH) April 5, 2017
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