Los Angeles enters play at 20-49 on the year and in 15th place in the Western Conference.
But when even the shot-happy Mr.
Cleveland lost its most recent game on Saturday night to the Los Angeles Clippers at the Staples Center, 108-78.
“I know”, the coach said.
“He said he’s feeling better”, Lue said of Korver. Mary’s, Florida-Virginia and Purdue-Iowa State. Redick added 16 points as the Clippers swept their season series with the Cavs. Richard Jefferson scored 12 to lead the Cavs in their lowest-scoring game of the season. That deficit would swell to 32. The NBA profits from superstar players like Russell Westbrook, James Harden, and Steph Curry playing in front of television audiences and sold out arenas.
“He wants to play”, Lue said of James before the game. As in, why would anyone turn on their TV to watch a lesser product?
James, of course said “Yes”, and responded by pumping in 17 of his game-high 33 points in the fourth quarter.
Not surprisingly, some Clippers fans began “We want LeBron” chants to no avail.
The crowd on social media echoed the sentiment.
The NBA has a $24 billion TV deal, a package so lucrative that the league’s salary cap has exploded recently, making obscenely rich players as pedestrian as Timofey Mozgov. Seven- and eight-figure deals were even being tossed around to role players.
But despite his breakout game Sunday, Russell has struggled to find consistency in his sophomore season, shooting just 40 percent from the field during his up-and-down campaign.
Then again, these are world-class athletes tasked with facing other world-class athletes.
The Clippers coach believes the National Basketball Association needs to reduce the number of times teams are forced to play on consecutive days – Tyronn Lue’s side face the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday.
Kyrie Irving scored 46 points, and the Cleveland Cavaliers used a fourth-quarter rally to knock off the Los Angeles Lakers 125-120 on Sunday. “If we can learn to play defense nightly, we always give ourselves a chance”.
Enough ink will be spilled over them elsewhere, I’ll not to talk about it too much here. Those were three healthy dudes that rested.
“We need to transfer that over to a different environment type game”, Blake Griffin said.
The Spurs snapped a two-game losing streak, and they still haven’t lost three contests in a row this season. It’s not fair to the fans that bought tickets for that game or to the millions of viewers who tuned in to the nationally televised game just to basically see a noncompetitive scrimmage.
Rest is a means to an end.
Once the second units came in, the Cavs managed to take a two-point lead and keep the margin within a single possession till the starters returned.