LeBron James vows to be in attack mode
James said that's unacceptable and he knows what he has to do. He said he will come to American Airlines Center tonight for Game 3 between the Dallas Mavericks and Miami Heat in attack mode.
"Personally, I do have to be more aggressive in the paint. Six free-throws in two games, I do that in my sleep in one game. So that's not me," James said. "I'm going to make a concerted effort to be more aggressive to try to get to the rim, create some more opportunities for myself and my teammates. I understand that."
Dallas' interior defense will be ready and that could complicate things for starting center Tyson Chandler, who might have usual 7-foot backup Brendan Haywood available. Haywood is dealing with a right hip flexor and his game-time decision. If Haywood can't go, the Mavs will have to rely on little-used third-stringer Ian Mahinmi to give Chandler a blow now and then, or go to a small unit.
Chandler picked up five fouls in each of the first two games.
"I've just got to be smart about my fouls," Chandler said.
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