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The Cavaliers have a shot at tying the best NBA home-court record tonight when they face the struggling Philadelphia 76ers at Quicken Loans arena.
The record was set by the 1985-86 Boston Celtics (40-1) but the Cavs have bigger things planned.
â€œWeâ€™ve got to do whatâ€™s best for the ring,â€ James said. â€œWeâ€™ve got home-court advantage already. Weâ€™re not fighting for breaking a record anymore. Weâ€™re fighting for that ring.â€
Cavaliers coach Mike Brown plans to rest James along with Zydrunas Ilgauskas. Mo Williams and Wally Szczerbiak might not play much either.
“We’re not fighting for breaking a record any more,” James said. “We’re fighting for that ring. So what Mike says goes — and I’m with Mike. If Mike wants to rest some of the big guys — myself, I’m going to sit out on Wednesday — I’m all for that because [in] the playoffs — you’ve got to be fresh.”