LeBron James is confident his team will get the best of the Cavaliers in their two-game set against the Lakers.
James, who is averaging 32.7 points, 10.4 rebounds and 4.7 assists, said after Friday’s win over Orlando that he “just don’t think that is the case” with this series.
“I think the teams are a little bit different, but we’re going to keep working and hopefully we’ll get a chance to play each other again,” James said.
He also added that his team has the “greatest respect” for the Cavs’ “big game” win over Cleveland on March 12.
LeBron James has scored 26.5 points, 11.4 boards, and 4 assists over his last two games against the Cavaliers.
James has been averaging 28.3 points, 9.9 rebounds, and 5.6 assists in his last four meetings.
ESPN Stats & Info released the game-by-game standings for Friday’s contest, which is the first of the three games on the road this season.
The Cavaliers hold a 7.5-point edge in the overall series lead, but it’s a stretch that’s slipping away for Cleveland.
They’re now 12-8 since LeBron returned from the injury in mid-January, with their current winning streak dating back to March 18.