In the Huddle
Then, moments after the win, James called his teammates together for a meeting near the bench. He made ABC, who was waiting to do a live interview, wait, and he called Zydrunas Ilgauskas over as he was about to do an interview for ESPN Radio. He spoke to the team for a few moments before the huddle broke.
“I wanted to let them know this was a big win for us, after a great win, you don’t want everybody to scatter,” James said. “I wanted to get everyone together and let them know we’re all in it.”
The Cavs held the Lakers to one offensive rebound, a season-low…. The Cavs’ magic number to clinch a playoff spot shrunk to seven Sunday. They also picked up a game on the Indiana Pacers in protecting the No. 4 playoff seed…. The Cavs are 15-4 against teams that are .500 or better at home this season…. Sunday’s game was the team’s 13th sellout of the season, surpassing last season’s 12 sellouts.