Even a King loses sleep every once in awhile.
LeBron James admitted Saturday that he's been getting less shut-eye with the Cavaliers down entering Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals against the Celtics, who have never blown a 2-0 series lead in the playoffs.
"I mean, at the end of the day, when you lose any game in the postseason, [you lose sleep], so it's never comfort," James said after morning shootaround. "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.
"So, for me, it's always [A ]day-to-day grind to figure out ways that you can be better."
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Aside from turnovers (six) and at the free-throw line (5-10), there wasn't much the Cavs star could've done better in Game 2 on Tuesday, when his team lost 107-94. James scored a game-high 42 points, with 12 assists and 10 rebounds, while his supporting cast struggled to provide much offense.
Kevin Love posted 22 points and 15 rebounds, and Kyle Korver scored 11. No other Cavalier reached double-digts.
"You got to make shots, obviously. That helps," James told reporters. "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."
The Celtics, on the other hand, had six players in double-digits, with Jaylen Brown scoring a team-high 23 points. Boston hasn't lost a game at home (9-0), but now the team that's struggled on the road in the playoffs (1-4) is in Cleveland.
The Celtics face the Cavs on Saturday at 8:30 p.m.