LeBron James vows he wont be rusty after a long layoff.
In the 2009 playoffs, James Cleveland Cavaliers finished a first-round sweep of Detroit on April 26 and didnt start the next round until May 5. Having eight days between games didnt hamper James in the slightest, as he had 34 points and 10 rebounds to start that next series against Atlanta.
Now James Miami Heat, after finishing off Sunday an Eastern Conference first-round sweep of Milwaukee, will have at least five days off before beginning play in an East semifinal against Chicago or Brooklyn. They could have seven or eight days off if the Nets, down 3-1, can fight back to force a seventh game.
That wont be a problem, James said of Miami having a long layoff. Were a veteran ballclub, and that definitely wont be a problem for me. I understand what the playoffs are all about. We got an opportunity to get a rest because we took care of business.
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