LeBron James hopes the Cavaliers don't fire Tyronn Lue

"I haven't really even thought about it, to be honest", James said after Thursday's game. Both players could help a team trying to get over the hump but the Clippers are trying to see if they can do the same thing. On Saturday afternoon, the Cleveland Cavaliers battled the Oklahoma City Thunder, Kanter's old team.

"Whatever we do, we've got to do better in the third quarter", Lue said. Andrew Wiggins chipped in a relatively quiet 16 points.

"We have to take accountability", Wade said. "We know we have the ability, but right now we're struggling". Derrick Rose could be back as early as Thursday against Orlando after being sidelined since November 7 with a severe ankle injury. "I'm just glad we just came out with the win".

Cleveland won their last game against the Orlando Magic, 104 - 103; Thomas sinks winning FTs with 11.2 remaining.

On the next possession, Kevin Love missed a contested dunk, but Thomas grabbed the rebound with 15 seconds left and was fouled by Mack four seconds later.

Albeit impressive that Cleveland seemingly found a rhythm, they only dominated average Eastern Conference teams and beat two subpar Western Conference teams. The officials ruled there was an inadvertent whistle and held a jump ball at midcourt.

- The 43 points scored for the Thunder was the most they have scored in any quarter this season.

Against the Magic, he scored an nearly season-low 16 points, made just two free throws and turned the ball over 6 times. Eventually the number always catches up to a team good or bad. With 10 players making solid contributions, including the previously invisible J.R. Smith, the Cavs were up 67-47 at halftime. Their biggest piece, Brooklyn's 2018 first-round pick, has apparently been a sticking point in trade talks so far. "Once you accept something, regardless of what it is, I think you become comfortable with it". "Don't get comfortable because these teams keep playing hard". DeAndre Jordan gives them that. Asked if he believed a loss like Saturday's could result in a potential shakeup by the front office - be it with players or coaches - Lue responded, "I don't know".

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Gordon posted 30 points off the bench, while Paul tallied 19 points, six rebounds and nine assists.

In their last five games, Oklahoma City is 2-3 ATS with 4 unders and 1 over. Vucevic leads in rebounds with 9.3 while Payton tops in assists with 6.5 per game.

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