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LeBron James reportedly hints he’ll miss next two games, both against Celtics

Boston Celtics v Cleveland Cavaliers

CLEVELAND, OH - MARCH 3: LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers handles the ball against the Boston Celtics on March 3, 2015 at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2014 NBAE (Photo by David Liam Kyle/NBAE via Getty Images)

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LeBron James and David Blatt disagreed on whether seed or rest was important for the playoffs.

Now, both should get their wish.

The Cavaliers clinched Blatt’s desired No. 2 seed last night, giving LeBron a chance to get his rest.

Brian Windhorst of ESPN:

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That’s probably bigger and better news for the Celtics than the Cavaliers. Boston is barely in playoff position, and beating Cleveland is much easier if LeBron sits. The Cavaliers are just 2-9 without him this season.

The current Eastern Conference standings:

7. Celtics (36-42)

8. Nets (36-42)

9. Pacers (35-43)

10. Heat (35-43)

11. Hornets (33-45)

Of course, these wouldn’t be gimme wins for the Celtics – especially if Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love play. Blatt has indicated he places value on momentum, so he might not sit everyone at once.

Make no mistake, though, when it comes to LeBron, we know whose call it will be about when he rests. And it’s not Blatt’s.