LeBron James, Kevin Love say that Cavs still have another level to reach
Despite a bit of a rocky ending to their regular season campaign, the defending champion Cleveland Cavaliers have swept their way to the 2016-17 Eastern Conference Finals. As they wait to learn who their opponent in the next round will be (Boston Celtics or Washington Wizards), head coach Tyronn Lue and the Cavs will be hitting the practice court to hone their game plans.
Love has played a pivotal role in Cleveland’s early success in this season’s playoffs, especially in the first quarters of games — a role he has become increasingly comfortable with. Through his first eight postseason bouts this year, K-Love is averaging 13.8 points and 9.0 rebounds in 31.3 minutes per game.
“We still have another level that we can get to and feel like we can get better,” Love said after yesterday’s 109-102 closeout win over the Toronto Raptors.”
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As for James, well, he has been on an absolute tear. His numbers through Cleveland’s first eight games of the playoffs are simply outstanding (34.4 points, 9.0 rebounds, 7.1 assists, and a postseason-leading 2.13 steals in 42.4 minutes per game). The King echoed Love’s sentiments during yesterday’s post-game interview.
“We have another level,” James said. “We’re going to work on our habits this week. And we’ll see what happens.”
8-0 this postseason? Not enough for the King.
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