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LeBron James acknowledged he was a bit worn out after the Cleveland Cavaliers eliminated the Indiana Pacers in Game 7 on Sunday, but he insisted it wouldn’t carry over to the Eastern Conference semifinals against the Toronto Raptors.
“I’ll be alright,” James said Tuesday, per Dave McMenamin of ESPN.com. “I’ll be fine.”
James averaged 41.1 minutes per game against the Pacers, but he wasn’t worried about the large workload.
“It wasn’t an issue,” James said. “It’s what I had to do to help us get to the second round. And we’re worried about the second round now that we’re here.”
However, James ended his press conference after the Game 7 win by acknowledging his exhaustion.
“I’m burnt right now,” he said, per Matt Eppers of USA Today. “I’m not thinking about Toronto right now until tomorrow. I’m ready to go home. Can we? I’m tired. I want to go home.”
Cavaliers head coach Tyronn Lue did note Tuesday, though, that the team has to mo