LeBron James and Tristan Thompson have a heated exchange during Pacers game

"Guys talked", coach Tyronn Lue said before the game.

"My fault", Lue said. "Blame it on me", he joked.

"It's about it being a brotherhood around here and not letting anything happen to each other", James said.

"I had good intentions but I was a little bit too demonstrative at that point in the game", James said. "I've been healthy enough and I've had some great teammates that allowed me to get to that point". James now has 21 games with at least 30.

"We all understood that and we've got to keep building from here and not look back". "Little miscommunication in the huddle". Move forward. Move forward. "It's always fun competing against LeBron because you're going to get the best out of him every time we play".

"It is what it is", he added.

"We have to get on a roll and win some games. On to Orlando (Tuesday at The Q)".

"Just in a way that a team should take a step forward when we're in a rut". That poor play once again carried over, as it appeared IN waited too long to put him back on the floor early IN the fourth.The Cavs opened the period on an 8-0 surge. George (season-high 43 points, nine rebounds, nine assists in 48 minutes) immediately answered with a jumper for in, but Kevin Love (20 points, 12 rebounds), who had 10 points in the second OT, scored in the post to make it 125-122.

James appeared to be upset about defensive coverages on Paul George, who scored 16 consecutive Pacers points at one point in overtime and finished with 43 points.

With the win, the Cavs (49-27) remain a half-game behind Boston (50-27) for first place in the East.

But he said he's more concerned that the defeat taught his Thunder teammates what kind of challenges they'll face when the playoffs roll around. "There's ups, there's downs, there's anticipation of the roller coaster actually taking off and then the anticipation of the roller coaster actually going back into stealth mode". LeBron James has challenged this team several times, and it is time for them to respond.

Last season, the team lost the last three out of their four games to end the regular season. At the foul line, PG missed on his first but connected on the second, tying the game at 114 all. James tied it at 104 with a soft fadeaway with 1:01 left. But George responded, hitting on a midrange jumper for his 38th point of the night.

RAPTORS 111, PACERS 100: DeMar DeRozan scored 40 points and Toronto rolled to its seventh straight home win over Indiana. But, many could commend Thompson for finally standing up to James and his aggressive-on-court behavior. They also have a prime James, who is still considered the best player in the National Basketball Association.

"I apologized", he said.

Contact Rick Noland at (330) 721-4061 or rnoland@medina-gazette.com and follow him @RickNoland on Twitter. The Pacers regained the lead on Teague's 3-pointer with 3:48 remaining, and again on Miles' 3-pointer with 1:25 to go.

Jordan Clarkson led the Lakers with 18 points, and Julius Randle added 12 points and 13 rebounds. Totals 47-95 23-33 135.

The Warriors used a 12-0 fourth-quarter scoring run that included 10 points from their bench players.

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