LeBron re­mains pos­i­tive de­spite open­ing set­back

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Cleve­land may have lost the open­ing game of the NBA Fi­nals to Golden State, but Lebron James isn’t daunted by the set­back. De­spite the dispir­it­ing 104-89 de­feat to the War­riors, James has been here be­fore and knows it can be a long series - if the Cavs re­spond ac­cord­ingly. Cleve­land also lost game one last year be­fore ral­ly­ing to win the next two and James’ teams have won nine straight game twos af­ter los­ing the series opener dat­ing back to 2008. “I’m not dis­cour­aged at all,” said James. “I un­der­stand we had our op­por­tu­ni­ties. “We played some good bas­ket­ball for 36 min­utes, and the fourth quar­ter got away from us. “We def­i­nitely missed some re­ally easy looks. Some looks that we’re ac­cus­tomed to mak­ing that we’ve made all year long. But not dis­cour­aged in the fact that we were able to get into the paint, but we’ve got to be able to knock them home.” Cleve­land head to Golden State for game two to­mor­row at 4am UAE time.

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