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Post-game quotes from #LeBron on Game 1 of the NBA Finals

LeBron James on not being able to finish the game: 

"I mean, it's frustration and anger, but at the same time it's something that you try to prevent, you try to control.  I mean, I got all the fluids I need to get, I do my normal routine I've done and it was inevitable for me tonight, throughout the conditions, you know, out there on the floor.  I lost all the fluids that I was putting in in the last couple of days out there on the floor.

"It sucks not being out there for your team, especially at this point in the season."

On why he couldn't finish the game:

"The best option for me to do was not to move.  I tried and any little step or nudge, it would get worse.  It would lock up worse and my muscles spasmed 10 out of 10.  Best thing for me to do was just not to move, and, you know, it was frustrating."

LeBron tried his best to prepare himself for what he knew would be a difficult second half:

"Drank a lot at halftime, even changed my uniform, just tried to get the sweat up off of you.  Our training staff tried to do the best they could by giving us ice bags and cold towels on timeouts, keep us dry.

"It was an unusual circumstance, I never played in a building like that, it's been a while, like high school game or CYO and everybody is sitting on top and you feel good being in a building like that."

Looking ahead to Game 2 and needing rest:

"I need it, I need it, I need it.  We're going to start tonight, continue to get the fluids in me and get me ready for Sunday.  Thankful for the fact that I can get on it tonight, and put myself in a position where I can be out there for my team for the long haul.  And sitting on the sideline, you know, if I'm not in foul trouble, is not good for us and not good for me.  Look forward to Game 2 and go from there."

DWYANE WADE, on seeing LeBron carried to the bench:

"You don't want to see your best player come out of the game, anytime, especially when he couldn't put pressure on his other leg.

"I don't know what happened, all I know is they said we had to get him off the court before we got charged a time‑out.  So we were trying to get him to the sideline because we only had one left.

"But he'll be fine.  He has some days in between.  That guy is ‑‑ he gets sprained ankles or certain things that happen to him, he bounces right back.  So he'll be fine.  Obviously tonight we would have loved to have him in there to finish the game, but we gotta finish the game better, no matter who is on the floor."


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