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LeBron James explains why he won't lose sleep over Cavs' Game 2 loss to the Celtics

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The Cleveland Cavaliers are now 2-0 down in their Eastern Conference Finals series against the Boston Celtics following another defeat on Tuesday night at the TD Garden in Boston. However, their star man, LeBron James, isn't going to be losing any sleep over it.

The Celtics defeated the Cavs 107-94 at the TD Garden last night, meaning their chances of making a fourth NBA Finals in a row are decreasing. James did his bit to try and change his team's fortunes, but he was hindered from making an impact at one point in the game.

After 39 minutes of action, he finished with a triple-double of 42 points, almost half of all of the Cavaliers points on the night, 10 rebounds, and 12 assists. He left for to the locker room with 3:50 remaining in the second quarter after he collided with Boston's Jayson Tatum and was fouled, but he came back for the second half.

As it has been for most of the season, James has been trying to carry the Cavaliers on his back towards a win. However, he's been unable to do so in the past two games. 

Speaking to NESN, LeBron said he isn't going to lose any sleep over the loss to the Celtics because he's done everything which he can do on the court.

James said after the game: “How will I digest it? I’m going to go home tonight and see my three kids, see my family, re-calibrate, see my mom. I think I’ll be fine. I’m not going to lose sleep over it. You go out and when you lay everything on the line, at the end of the day, you can live with that.”

Cleveland Cavaliers v Boston Celtics - Game Two

However, there is one thing LeBron can’t live with. His teammate Kevin Love not getting the attention which he deserves.

“The only way I probably won’t get sleep tonight is if (Cavs forward) Kev(in) (Love) don’t get asked a question. I’m going to lose a lot of sleep if someone doesn’t ask him a question. I’m leaving.”

James and Love combined for 64 of the Cavaliers' 94 points on the night, so they need the rest of their Cavaliers teammates to step up if they are to have any hopes of turning around this series.

Game 3 between the Cavaliers and the Celtics takes place at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland on Saturday.

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Kyrie Irving
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