After exerting so much energy to keep his Cleveland Cavaliers in the games, you’d assume that LeBron James would have no trouble sleeping after playoff games. That’s not the case at all, as the King revealed to reporters that he doesn’t rest much at all after losses.
“I mean, I lose sleep,” James told reporters Saturday after team shootaround, according to Dave McMenamin of ESPN. “I mean, 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.

“So, for me, it’s always (a) day-to-day grind to figure out ways that you can be better.”
James has averaged 28.5 points, 10.5 assists, 8.5 rebounds, and 1.5 blocks through the first two games of the Eastern Conference Finals against the Boston Celtics, but he has received minimal help from his supporting cast. He did not point fingers, though.
“You got to make shots, obviously,” James said when asked what his squad needs to do better to get a win in Game 3. “That helps. 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 King may lose more sleep, because only six percent of teams to trail 0-2 in an NBA Playoff series have come back to win it. James, for his part, has bucked those odds as his teams have won 33 percent of the times when trailing 0-2 (he’s 2-4).


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