LeBron James and Tristan Thompson explain beef they had in Cavs huddle
- Author: Julie Sanders Apr 14, 2017,
Apr 14, 2017, 5:21
"I was a little bit too demonstrative at that point in the game", James told reporters. Fortunately for them, they received a rare gift with Miami losing at home, but they still sit in 9th place, now just one game above a suddenly surging Hornets team.
The three-time champion expressed remorse from showing up Thompson, saying he could have handled the situation with his younger better.
Boston (48-27) won each game by a decisive 30-point margin which has been the Celtics' largest margin of victory this season. He said he apologised to Thompson and that they're "cool" now. Last season was also up and down, and threatened to blow up towards the end, but James and Irving carried the Cavs to their first ever championship at the expense of the Golden State Warriors. It should also be noted that James and Thompson had a beef over Khloe Kardashian, who the latter is now dating.
In overtime, the Pacers once again lead by two with under 90 seconds remaining, leading 113-111.
Rather than celebrate Love's 3, James and Thompson waived each other off as they headed to the bench.
"We're just in a bad spot right now", James said. I think the same or the next possession, I got a loose rebound and Kyrie, he just fouled me. He was gone before James was done speaking.
James tried to downplay the argument, but the two players were still discussing the incident on the way into the locker room.
Thunder: Taj Gibson returned to the starting lineup after missing Friday's game against San Antonio due to illness, but scored only four points in 13 minutes.
Smith, like James and Thompson, is represented by sports agent Rich Paul.
"We're family", he said. "We're family", he said with a shrug. "A little miscommunication. Move forward".
Thompson was more animated during the second OT, when he and James screamed at each other after some defensive breakdowns allowed George to get free for a pair of 3-pointers.
But as the Oklahoma City Thunder recently discovered, the Magic aren't just going to roll over for teams when the two met on Wednesday in what ended with a 114-106 overtime win for Oklahoma City.
"It is what it is".
"Guys talked", coach Tyronn Lue said before the game. He totaled 41 points, hitting 16 of 29 field goals, 3 of 10 3-pointers, with 16 rebounds, 11 assists and one turnover in 51:39 minutes.
In the first half, the Pacers got off to a quick start thanks to the play of George, who threw down a thundering dunk over LeBron James to give IN an 11-7 lead.
"Not going to get into it", Thompson responded. Also getting no minutes in the overtime period was Lance Stephenson, who made his Pacers re-debut tonight, bringing vintage fight and court vision to an in team that seemed lifted by his energy. "Blame it on me". "The game's on the line, you want to win". That's part of the game. You can see the play here. We wanted to win that game and it was a big play.
The Cavs looked like they had won in the first OT when Smith took a pass from James and hit a left-corner three to put them up 114-113 with 2.8 second left, but things got real insane from there.