Pistons’ Stanley Johnson on LeBron: ‘I’m definitely in his head’

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Pistons rookie Stanley Johnson had some postgame words for Cavaliers star LeBron James following Detroit’s 107–90 Game 2 loss to Cleveland on Wednesday.

“I’m definitely in his head,’ Johnson said, according to ESPN's Nick Friedell. “That’s for sure.” Johnson, who has spent time guarding James the first two games of the series and received a shoulder bump from LeBron early in Wednesday’s game, went on to add more bold commentary about the No. 1-seeded Cavs, who lead the first-round series 2–0.

“I wish he would just talk when [the game] is 0–0, not when he’s up 16 [points],” Johnson said, according to Friedell

“He jabbers. He moves his mouth sometimes. Their whole team does, kind of like they’re little cheerleaders on the bench.”

James scored a game-high 27 points and added six rebounds, three assists and three steals in the Cavs’ 17-point win. Johnson registered nine points in 21 minutes of play.

Per ESPN, with Johnson defending him, James has scored 15 points on 7-of-9 shooting in the first two games of the series, including 6-of-6 shooting in Game 2.

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