DOWNTOWN CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James says he'll play harder Wednesday and he's ready for Game 2 of the semifinals against the Bulls.
LeBron had 19 points, 15 rebounds and 9 assists Monday night but still plans to be more aggressive after dropping Game 1 at home.
Kyrie Irving had 30 points, but he may need to do more as well if they plan to win.
The Cavs are missing two starters, Kevin Love who underwent shoulder surgery last week and J.R. Smith who was suspended by the league for two games.
When asked about Love's absence, LeBron said he didn't know if he's still recovering but stated it would be nice to see him sitting on the bench cheering the team on.
Tristin Thompson is expected to start in Mike Miller's place. He'll join James, Kyrie Irving, Iman Shumpert, and Timofey Mozgov in the lineup.