The Cleveland Cavaliers never captured a lead in Game 1's 99-92 loss to the Bulls on Monday. They tied it up twice — at 51 and 53 in the third quarter — but the Bulls pulled away both times.
LeBron James believes the Cavs are a "resilient" team, but admits he gets bothered when the Cavs make their push when trailing.
"It's not all the time, but that's what happened last night (in Game 1)," James said. "We waited til we got down until we sought to make a push. We gotta have a little better sense of urgency in Game 2."
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Game 2 on Wednesday won't come easy for the Bulls. If history repeats itself, James will perform much better than he did in Game 1.
James has averaged 20.5 points while shooting 42 percent from the field in four career Game 1's against the Bulls. But in three Game 2's, he's averaged 29.3 points, shooting 62.5 percent.
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And the Cavs are going to need that James to avoid heading back to Chicago down two games.
"I'm looking forward to the opportunity for us to get out there with a game that we must have. You can't go down 0-2 on your home floor going on the road," James said. "It's going to be a tough challenge — just like it was last night, but I think we prepared the best way we could today. We'll prepare again tomorrow (at) morning shootaround and we have a much better game."