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LeBron James says the Cavs have a "good chance" to repeat

LeBron James thinks the Cavaliers have a "good chance" to defend their title

Now that the regular season is over, the Cavaliers are looking to 'flip the switch' to playoff mode.

After having a record of just 10-14 since March 1, the Cavs have their work cut out for them. They lost the top seed in the Eastern Conference to the Boston Celtics and practiced for the first time since it became official that their first round opponent would be the Indiana Pacers. 

Despite losing the last four games of the regular season, LeBron James is optimistic as the playoffs begin.  

"We have a good chance to win it all," James said after practice Thursday. "But it starts with baby steps first, and we understand that. It starts with our opponent in two days. We have to be very determined, but we also have to be very smart about our game plan and how we execute that game plan, execute that (for as close to) 48 minutes as possible starting with Game 1."

Why shouldn't James be optimistic as he has been to six-straight NBA Finals. 

“I am who I am in the postseason,” James said. “I am who I am all year, but I get even more locked in throughout the postseason, understanding the magnitude of the games. 

“I’ve got to be the leader of this team every night I step on the floor, I’ve got to command these guys and put them in the right positions to be successful and I’ve got to do it on both ends. If I do that, we’ve got a good chance.”


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