“We definitely want the No. 1 seed if we can get it, but I think we have to rest our guys also,”Coach Tyronn Lue said after the team’s shootaround Monday morning according to ESPN. “I think health going into the playoffs is more important than the seeding. If we’re fortunate enough to get the No. 1 seed, it will be great for us. But if not, then we just got to play through it.”
Cavaliers coach prefers to have rest than the number one seed in the eastern conference with 13 games left. They know where the team and Lue wants them to be prepare for another run to the finals. The Cavaliers have a one game lead over the Toronto Raptors, who are closing in on the number one seed. The Raptors also won the tiebreaker over the Cavs, giving them home court advantage if they finish with the same records.
Seeding hasn’t been an issue for the Cavaliers. Last year they were the second seed and sweep the Atlanta Hawks in four games. Mentally the fatigue is kicking in for LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love. They are playing a couple of back-to-back games before the regular season ends.
Some of those back-to-back games can result in rest days for the stars. Most championship teams want to be fresh for the playoffs. Maybe this can help them in the long run if they have any chance against the other eastern conference teams.