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LeBron James Gets Into It With Lance Stephenson During Cavs-Pacers Game

13 January 2018, 05:16 | Ken Black

LeBron James Gets Into It With Lance Stephenson During Cavs-Pacers Game

LeBron James Gets Into It With Lance Stephenson During Cavs-Pacers Game

Whether we lost the game tonight or won the game tonight doesn't define who we are.

The defeat comes on the heels of one of the worst performances of LeBron's career, a 127-99 beatdown at the hands of the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Right now, Cleveland will just have to address these internal issues at a later time as they have another game tomorrow against the 8-seeded Indiana Pacers to close out their forgettable 3-game road trip.

Over the last few weeks we've heard whispers that the Cavs were interested in DeAndre Jordan and could dangle Tristan Thompson in the right deal.

However, there's a realistic chance that might not happen. They've lost seven of their last 10 games, and are now sporting the NBA's second worst defense.

The Philadelphia 76ers led the Boston Celtics by as many as 22 points in the second quarter of the clash in London, but still managed to choke in the second half to lose 114-103.

Further, Cleveland's margin of error in those seven losses was 14.7. The Cavs can certainly ramp up the effort in the second half of the season and improve some of their defensive woes, but at the moment, the Cavs wouldn't have much to lose on defense if they did play Sullivan.

"The game will let you know when it's over with", James said before the Raptors' game in Toronto on Thursday, per Cleveland.com.

To add insult to injury, he was then trolled by a high-profile former teammate.

It's going to start with us and just everybody getting back to what we were doing when we were playing good ball, but, we're so fragile. "It's not for everybody".

The Cavs always seem to snap out of it and come together in time for the postseason. "Family is not always about a bed of roses". The Cavs shot 6-of-26 on three-pointers in the loss. "So we got to be better".

It's safe to assume that LeBron had something to do with both of those firings. Yes, the Cavs have been in this position before, able to find enough motivation later on."We in a funk", LeBron James told reporters. For the season, Cleveland has defeated opponents by an average of 1.1 points.

"We gotta be better", Lue said after Thursday's game.

"One thing that is in play is Cleveland's first-round pick this year, in talking to teams around the league and Cleveland officials. And if guys have agendas, we've got to get rid of those agendas and play the right way".

Raptors superstar DeMar DeRozan also only had 13 points as most of the damage came off the bench.

"The way Golden State moves the ball, I mean, Cleveland moves the ball well but Golden State is different", said DeRozan. I don't have them.

"This is not going to make or break our season, win or lose", said Casey before the game.

According to James, accountability is the main factor in achieving success. Just got to find a way to get out of it. ...

"We've got to be better".



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