LeBron's Playoff Mindset Unchanged: Try to Dominate

LeBron's Playoff Mindset Unchanged: Try to Dominate

LeBron James has been down this road many times before and has three rings to show for it.

LeBron James is sticking with a familiar mission statement in advance of the Cleveland Cavaliers' first-round playoff series against the Indiana Pacers.

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) - LeBron James has mastered the first-round knockout.

The good news for the Cavaliers is their roster is in mostly good health, with only guard Rodney Hood sitting out the finale against NY due to a left Achilles soreness.

The Cavaliers - with Irving - swept IN in the first round a year ago, but all games were close.

Including the postseason, the Cavaliers are 10-1 in their last 11 home games against Indiana. "Listen, it's going to be a very good matchup". "It's 4-5 for a reason". The Cavs have looked sloppy and lacked cohesion this season that they have had in years past. But we went through a lot in the offseason as well. Each of those clubs knocked off the Cavs at least once during the regular season. It's when James shines most.

The 33-year-old has never lost a first-round series or the first game of an opening series in his career across 13 seasons.

"LeBron is a freak of his own", said Oladipo, who has blossomed in his first year with Indiana.

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No. 4 Cleveland Cavaliers (50-32) vs. Coach Nate McMillan and All-Star guard Victor Oladipo have led the way and the Pacers were a wonderful surprise this season. "So our guys have to understand that we're going to see the best (team) at their best". As Cleveland painfully discovered three years ago, postseason injuries can doom dreams of a title. James stays the same.

The four-time MVP declared: "My responsibility has been the same for quite a while now, go out and try to dominate".

For the first time in four years, James won't have Kyrie Irving by his side in the playoffs.

Although the Cavs aren't the slam-dunk favorite as they've been in the past to win the East, Love is as confident as ever. I feel where I need to be and I'm healthy going into the postseason - as healthy as you can be going into the postseason. "I feel like we're a really tough out". You're playing with lineups sometimes you haven't played with or had a lot of minutes with.

The Pacers have been one of the biggest surprises this season due to their offensive explosiveness and the energy that they have played with all season long. The only question mark is 3-point specialist Kyle Korver. He's grateful for a fresh start.

The Cavaliers are healthier than they've been all season.

Cleveland also averaged 13.5 three-pointers made and shot.403 (54-134) from deep in the 2017 First Round sweep over Indiana.

Lance Stephenson developed a reputation for getting under James' skin during the Pacers-Heat rivalry. I think that's pretty cool, and it's unusual at the same time. "Everybody in the league wants to beat him".

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