07:28 AM ET 01.29 | LeBron James may not be all that wrapped up in the MVP race, after all. But if he cares at all, what will it take? He can start Wednesday by outplaying [Kevin Durant] in a win, which would be Miami's seventh straight against the Thunder, dating back to the 2012 NBA Finals. ... He can start lifting his averages, which might require a bit of accommodation from others. Thursday, I asked him to assess the state of his game at this stage. "I feel like I'm playing pretty good basketball right now. I'm not playing as many minutes as I would like, but Spo's in control of that," James said. "But as far as my game, I feel pretty good."