Coach Lue, players all see issues Cleveland Cavaliers must address
- Author: Julie Sanders Jan 14, 2018,
Jan 14, 2018, 16:18
They didn't. They fought and won an important game that may have a huge impact on seeding during playoff time.
Pacers: Begin a five-game road trip at Phoenix on Sunday. This is now their seventh loss in the last 10 games and the team is now starting to drift further away from the top of the Eastern Conference.
Still, the Cavs reportedly view him as an asset they can move "in the right deal" before the NBA's February 8th trade deadline. "But we didn't exert enough in the third quarter and they got back in the game".
IN began to slowly chip away at the lead. At this point, three and a half, four years in this thing, I hope not.
Durant's mid-range jumper gave Golden State a 96-90 lead before he hit an open 3 with 2:15 left to cap the run with a three-possession lead. James posted 39 points in Cleveland's loss to the Bucks on December 19 and 14 assists in the Cavs' loss to the Kings on December 27.
Oladipo gave the Pacers the lead for good on a three-pointer with just over two minutes to play.
LeBron James had 26 points for Cleveland (26-15) and led all scorers in the game.
Following the game, James was predictably less than thrilled and Dave McMenamin of ESPN passed along his thoughts, including that the Cavs are "in a funk" at the moment. We have to make guys better.
Jan 12, 2018; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Indiana Pacers guard Darren Collison (2) and guard Lance Stephenson (1) celebrate the win over the Cleveland Cavaliers at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. DeMar DeRozan is averaging 25 points and 4.2 rebounds while Kyle Lowry is averaging 16.2 points and seven assists.
This would all be a lot easier if the Cavs knew what LeBron James planned to do once he becomes a free agent this summer, but that answer isn't coming any time soon. There's going to be games where it's going to be like that, there's going to be games where the shooting is opening up and coach wants to space the floor with four out and have (LeBron) attack the rim.
"Lance is just a little dirty, that's all". "I should have known". I didn't know if I was ready or not, but I just felt like it was the time. They caught me on a retaliation. "He played well, though". Just don't expect that day to be Monday, because Cleveland takes on the Warriors.
Hood was forced to leave Wednesday's game against Washington after receiving a second technical foul.
It was the second of a tough three-game stretch for the Raptors where they played the Southeast Division-leading Heat, the Eastern Conference champion Cavaliers, and then the National Basketball Association champion Golden State Warriors on Saturday.