The Celtics and Cavaliers play Wednesday night in an important Eastern Conference game in Boston. The teams are tied for first in the conference, and with not many games left in the regular season, the winner will have an edge for home-court advantage throughout the playoffs.
While many fans of the NBA can't wait for the 8 p.m. ET game on ESPN, LeBron James is having a hard time gettingtoopumped for it. Speaking Tuesday after a win over the Magic, James downplayed the game because he's seen bigger and better things.
"I don't know, I've played in a lot of big games man," James said. "I don't ... I'm the last person to ask about a big game in the regular season. I'm sorry."
He continued: "Taking nothing from them, they've been playing some great ball, but like I said, I'm not one to get caught up in regular-season big games. I'm sorry. I've been to six straight [NBA] Finals, man. I'm the last person to ask about a regular-season game, dude. Sorry."
Whether James is hyped or not, he realizes this is an important game. After some recent struggles, the Cavs are finally playing well again as they are riding a three-game winning streak, their first sincelate February.
This could also be James just playing with the Celtics consideringIsaiah Thomas made similar comments earlier in the day.
"It's just another game," Thomas said. "I think we've got to treat it like that. I mean, being No. 1 in the standings, you don't feel different. I don't, at least. I'm treating it like another game."