It’s unlikely that most Boston Celtics fans want anything to do with LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers in the postseason, but team co-owner Wyc Grousbeck says bring it on.
Grousbeck, in a sports radio interview over the weekend, isn’t daunted by the prospect of going up against the heavily-favored Cavs in the first round of the Playoffs.
The C’s enjoyed two wins in a row over Cleveland this weekend, but many of Cleveland’s stars were mostly watching and comfortably resting on the bench.
Per the Boston Globe (via CLNS Radio):
“I would love to play [LeBron] in the playoffs somehow, and I would love to beat him,” Grousbeck said.
The last time the Celtics faced the Cavs at full strength was back on March 3 when Cleveland handed Boston its worst loss of the season in a 110-79 beatdown. […] That type of performance is indicative of the domination the Cavs have imposed on their opponents during the second half of the season. Since returning from a two-week absence on January 13, James has led the new-look Cavs to an Eastern Conference best 32-10 record. Additions such as Timofey Mozgov, J.R. Smith, and Iman Shumpert have strengthened LeBron’s supporting cast, making them the East favorites in the eyes of Vegas oddsmakers.
Kendrick Perkins was a late-season free agent addition for the Cavs, and was surprised to hear his former owner wishing for a series with LeBron. […] “Did Wyc say that?” Perkins asked with a puzzled look after Sunday’s loss, “I ain’t got no comment. No comment.”