The new-look Cleveland Cavaliers have been struggling a bit since the NBA All-Star break, but according to LeBron James, there’s no need to worry.
After starting the post-hiatus stretch at 3-4, the Cavs entered a critical six-game road trip in danger of falling from the No. 3 seed in the Eastern Conference to anywhere between the sixth and eighth seed.
Cleveland opened their trip with a 113-108 win over the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday thanks to a fourth-quarter explosion from James, who scored 39 points and dished out 10 assists in the win.
After the game, James was asked about the possibility of the Cavs dropping into the bottom half of the East bracket. But instead of analyzing his team’s recent play, King James told the media he doesn’t care where the Cavs are seeded because he’s going to bring it no matter where the team plays.
Can’t say he’s not confident.
Cleveland currently sits 6.5 games behind the Boston Celtics for the No. 2 seed in the East, but the Cavs are just four games ahead of the Milwaukee Bucks who currently occupy the eighth seed in the conference.
James and Co. will play their next two games in Los Angeles against the Clippers and Lakers.
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