Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James blocks a shot by Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry, left, in the second half of an NBA basketball game, Monday in Cleveland. The Cleveland Cavaliers haven’t lost a home game since November 5. He finished the game with 19 points on 21 shots and went 1 for 7 from behind the arc. There is clearly something going on with the team as a whole. Isaiah Thomas, who missed the first 11 weeks before taking the court on January 2, will have shaken off the rust long before the playoffs. Especially when I get a little winded, my legs get even heavier. “In that situation, when we’re not really scoring, we’ve got to execute a lot better”. It was kind of fool’s gold.
“The shots were going in, but none of my movements, none of the things I usually do felt normal”. So it’s killing me that.to be, I’m used to stepping on the court and being special.
Unintentionally, the Cavaliers then did an excellent job of elucidating why Lue’s words were more troubling than reassuring. Kyrie Irving’s in Boston now, and his replacement, Isaiah Thomas, still hasn’t reached full speed.
In the end, though, all the Cavs had to show for the night was their fourth straight loss and ninth in 12 games. It was less than a month ago that the Cavs arrived in Oakland to face the Warriors on Christmas Day having won 18 of their previous 19 games, and looking exactly like the presumptive Finals representative they were supposed to be.
“We played well in the first half”, he summarized.
But after watching the Warriors’ win Monday, I can’t foresee anything other than another blowout Finals win for the Warriors should we have Cavs-Warriors IV. The players, who remained anonymous, told ESPN, Cleveland.com and The Athletic that they are skeptical the issues the team has dealt with this season can be fixed through patience and getting the roster back to full strength. LeBron and Co. were outscored by 17 after intermission, sending the team to its fourth consecutive loss and eighth defeat in 11 games. Warriors guard Steph Curry was a spectator because he was out with a sprained ankle. Shaun Livingston has a shin contusion, but is expected to play.
Stephen Curry had 23 points for Golden State, which hasn’t lost outside Oakland since November 22.
“It’s going to be a good game”. If not, it would be embarrassing.
“We’re not playing the best right now”, Lue said, “but we will be the best team in the East”. It was a one-two punch that slayed the notorious 73-9 team in the finals and gave Cleveland their first title ever. “Everybody knows that. And we can all speculate all the way through the season all we want to”. (Thomas) is someone who can get to the paint and create something for himself or somebody else. We have more levels we can go do.