Wednesday , Mar , 11 , 2009 C.Y. Ellis

LeBron James Wants to Play More

Cavs coach Mike Brown has stuck to his word from the preseason and kept James’ minutes well below 40 a game. Right now, he’s at a career-low 37.5. He’s been able to sit James the entire fourth quarter 10 times this season. Perhaps as a result, James has not missed a game all year.

But both Brown and James know about the growing stakes.

"Because we’re in position to [get home court], I want to win games," Brown said. "We bought some time at the beginning of the season and because of it we have put ourselves in position to play LeBron extended minutes from time to time down the stretch."