Post mortem: Cavs 97, Trail Blazers 92
It was ugly from the stgart, but our guys hung in there and they gave us an opportunity to win because they tried to defend. I'm amazed when I keep looking at this (box score) and I'm waiting for the turnover number to change. Two turnovers - in an overtime game - was obviously the difference in the ballgame.LeBron James on the team's defense:
Defensively, we were great. We didn't allow them to get any easy buckets because we didn't turn the ball over. That allowed us to set our defense and that was great. Sometimes when we haven't shot the ball well, we've let it affect our defense. Tonight was different....Our defense actually went up a notch even though we didn't shoo the ball well early.At the half: Trail Blazers 36, Cavs 34
They’re just saying that. I’m pretty sure they’re still shooting for it. We just have to be consistent. The ball is in our court, we just have to be consistent and win the games that we’re supposed to win and win the games they say we won’t.LeBron James on the same:
Of course it is (a tactic). There’s way too many games to be trying to concede who’s first seed, second seed and third seed. I think the first three seeds are pretty much locked up if guys continue to play well like they’ve been doing.