On Friday night, they blew a 22-point lead to lose 97-95 to the Indiana Pacers on the road - which was their third straight defeat. Once again we're back to the beginning of the season, and we've just got to find a way to get out of it.
"Huge team win", Oladipo, who hit a 3-pointer that put the Pacers up for good with about two minutes left.
Spencer Dinwiddie was close to a triple-double with 20 points, 10 assists and nine rebounds as his Brooklyn Nets saw off the Atlanta Hawks 110-105, while Minnesota beat the New York Knicks 118-108. He also continued his years of irritating LeBron James and earned a technical foul on James in the fourth quarter.
"I do not (see the end)", James said of retirement, as transcribed by For The Win. San Antonio's big man leads the team in points (22.6) and rebounds (8.6) per game while Denver's rising star is averaging a double-double with 15.7 points and 10.2 rebounds. "If I got under his skin, it worked in our favor". "That was the first time he really showed he was mad ..."
"He's an outstanding player, you can't just play him soft and regular", Stephenson said of James during his post-game media availability. They caught me on a retaliation. After LeBron converted on a pull-up jumper from mid-range at the 3:57 mark of the fourth quarter, Cleveland didn't score for the remainder of the game.
The Cavaliers, who fell 133-99 at Toronto Thursday, led by 22 after the first quarter Friday yet still slipped to 0-3 against the Pacers this season.
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Sarfraz was less than impressed with his side's performance, and said: "A tough loss, batting was again a flop". Pakistan's reply started terribly when Boult took three wickets for four runs in his first five-over spell.
The Cavaliers have the second-worst defence in the league and have a very slim chance of winning the championship with a leaky rearguard. "Just trying to guard him the best way I can and hopefully something happens".
The Cavaliers are 26-16, and a whopping seven games behind the Boston Celtics.
Then, after Darren Collison made a free throw to give the Pacers a 97-95 lead, James' desperation shot at a three-pointer bounced high off the rim as the buzzer sounded.
"We all got to be accountable for our actions, accountable for how well we play, how we play, how hard we play, and what we do for one another", he told ESPN.
Players have grumbled that James has slowed the ball movement, holding onto the ball until he sees an "assist" pass, rather than moving it quickly. It's things we can fix, that's the good thing about it, we just have to do it and we have to do it now.