LeBron James embarrasses Andrew Wiggins with no-look pass

Wiggins never suited up in Cleveland and was the key piece in the team acquiring All-Star power forward Kevin Love.

The layup came just moments after James had nailed a step back three pointer. James also tallied a team-high 14 assists to go with eight rebounds.

Wiggins' third 40-plus point effort of the season and Minnesota's gutsy shortcomings offered little consolation.

One of the skills that makes Cleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBron James one of the best players in National Basketball Association history is his passing ability. "It's always competitive playing them". "I feel like it brings out the best in everybody". We've got a chance against anybody. Wiggins has done his best to punish the Cavs for the decision to trade him to Minnesota in exchange for Love prior to his rookie season. But the Wolves are in a long play with Wiggins.

"For me, it's been a good month so far and for our team after a not-so-good January", James said. Channing Frye (21 points, 10 rebounds) and Tristian Thompson (14 points, 11 rebounds) combined to account for Love's absence, through Thompson's energy down low and Frye's perpetual green light to shoot from deep.

Suddenly the third option in Cleveland, Love's production faded precipitously his first season.

On Wednesday night, the Cavs will host the Indiana Pacers in their final game before the All-Star break. "Which I love and I'm just trying to be right there with him as best I can".

The Cavs cashed in with Love, and now they're paying for it. "To finally get back to the point where he felt like 'I validated myself once again in this league, ' ... and he's going to miss eight weeks, which sucks".

In early January the Cavs acquired Kyle Korver, who ranks eighth all time in three-pointers. You can't assault a man like that on a court. King James will demand his teammates raise their games and shoulder the burden down the stretch.

The Wolves had some young mistakes, a couple of costly turnovers and bad possessions late in the 4 quarter but they didn't get pushed around by the Cavs like I thought they would. "Why does it change now?" James said when asked if he has to do more with Love out.

"I think he got exhausted", Cavs coach Tyronn Lue said. Being one of those games where the energy level was pretty high, but no one seemed to care much about playing lockdown defense, it was all about theatrics - a game filled by brilliant performances and big box scores.

  • Julie Sanders