LeBron James: “Desperation” Is What the Cavaliers Need to Get Back To

May 21, 2017; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) drives to the basket on b 41. during the second half in game three of the Eastern conference finals of the NBA Playoffs at Quicken Loans Arena. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports
May 21, 2017; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) drives to the basket on b 41. during the second half in game three of the Eastern conference finals of the NBA Playoffs at Quicken Loans Arena. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports /
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The Cleveland Cavaliers’ superstar LeBron James answered a question about his teams performance following their Game 3 loss to the Celtics.

He answered several questions actually. Most were directed at his play, in which he took the blame for or the teams overall performance. It was a rough game, and fighting off a team with nothing to lose is even more of a challenge.

This is the video in which LeBron’s calls for more desperation basketball from his Cavaliers team:

The Cavaliers played a marvelous first half. Kevin Love sank 7 triples, but in the second half they lost their sting. They allowed offensive rebounds, played poor perimeter defense, and committed turnovers — all unusual things for this Cavaliers squad.

James did take the bulk of the blame, and he concentrated it on himself. ESPN’s Dave McMenamin reported that the King said this following the game:

"“I had a tough game, period — not just in the second half,” James said after the fourth-lowest-scoring playoff game of his career, which has spanned 210 postseason games. “Me personally, I didn’t have it. My teammates did a great job of keeping us in the game, building that lead. But me personally, I didn’t have it. That’s all I’ve got to say about my performance.”"

This was one of LeBron’s least productive games, not just as a Cav, but overall. James scored just 11 points on 4-of-13 shooting and missed all four of his attempts from deep. The more painful stat was his six turnovers and multiple crucial mistakes down the line in the fourth.

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If we know anything of this Cavaliers team and more specifically LeBron, it is that they can bounce back. They, no doubt, will dominate Game 4 and regain their sense of desperation in which King James was talking about.