It brought the Indiana Pacers and Miami Heat to a 7th game each before falling to the Raptors, and got Milwaukee two impressive wins over Toronto a year ago, and it allowed the Cavaliers to dominant Toronto both of the last two years in their matchups. He’s averaging 16.2 points, seven assists and 6.1 rebounds per game.
The midseason addition of Isaiah Thomas to the lineup is clearly causing some growing pains.
While LeBron James lit into his teammates, each one stood silently. Cleveland superstar LeBron James led all scorers with 26 points, but none of his teammates could find an offensive groove in the face of a suffocating Toronto defensive stance.
“We’re in a funk”.
Perhaps James is beginning to worry about his team’s chances of winning an National Basketball Association championship this season and has made a decision to pursue personal glory.
It’s the first time in James’ career he’s been involved in back-to-back losses of 25 points or more and the Cavaliers’ defence is being blasted as “embarrassing”.
Prior to the game, Toronto president Masai Ujiri lamented his team’s the lack of visibility in the United States.
In games where they allow less than 100 points, Cleveland is 10-1 and IN is 11-1.
There were early signs that this could be Toronto’s night, and not just a rare courtside appearance from Drake.
Kevin Love said he was perplexed by Lue’s remark. Jakob Poeltl had three explosive blocks and was dominating on the boards. Even the Raptors’ reserves were taking it to the Cavs as Fred VanVleet scored a team-high 22 points in 24 minutes. At this point, three and a half, four years in this thing, I hope not.
“Sometimes you get in a slump, guys start worrying about me, me, me”, he noted.
The second half was more of the same – the Raptors ruling every statistical category.
On Monday, they were blown out 127-99 by the Minnesota Timberwolves in their most embarrassing showing of the year.
However, just because the Cavaliers shook off the cobwebs previous year and coasted their way to an Eastern Conference title doesn’t mean it’s going to be as easy this time around. But it could be a cause for concern for Cavaliers fans who are growing impatient with the way the team is playing right now.
“This is just us during the regular season”, James said hours before the Cavs’ 133-99 loss to the Raptors. More impressively he had to play just 29 minutes in a game in which many expected him to have to carry his team. Times where we’re not playing well.
However, James is a family man, and he has said that that will influence his decision. Making matters worse, the Cavs are also near the bottom of the league in defensive rebounding percentage and overall rebounding percentage.
Cleveland combines high volume and accuracy from beyond the arc.
Boston star Irving, who parted ways with James and the Cavaliers in controversial circumstances last season, liked a post of the footage on Instagram. We’re still a work in progress.