LeBron James continues to question the future.
Lue, though, decided not to show his players film of the debacle against Oklahoma City. "The game is not...if you say 'oh you gotta do one thing, you [gotta] cover the three-point line.' We cover the three-point line, they drive us and get to the hole". "They got everything that they wanted". Westbrook excels playing downhill with players on the move around him, and as the ball kicked around to players in space, they attacked into open pockets on the floor.
A roller-coaster season in Cleveland is on a steady, accelerating descent.
The Thunder shot 58 percent from the field and were 14-of-30 from three-point range.
James could have attempted to hit the 30,000-point mark on Thursday when the Cavs hosted the Orlando Magic but he said at the time he preferred to do it Saturday when his family could be in attendance to witness it firsthand. No one is going to feel sorry for us. I have no idea what conversations have been going on. "When I get it I get it". I can't worry about job securities and trades and things of that nature. "That's what we laid our hat on, so it's not about me stopping anybody". The Cavs must try to right the ship on the road against the San Antonio Spurs on Tuesday.
While the Cleveland Cavaliers stampeded to their third straight NBA Finals appearance previous year after months of inconsistency marred their regular season, their attempt to position themselves for a fourth straight Eastern Conference title has encountered recent turmoil.
The Thunder didn't want to be props in a ceremony for James.
"Everybody's accountable for the team", James said. Definitely I've been a part of that, too. They beat the Warriors by 17 points and the Cavs by 24.
That's been a major problem all season with the league's oldest team.
James finished with 18 points and is seven shy of becoming the seventh player in National Basketball Association history to reach the 30,000-point plateau.
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The likes of Ragnar Klavan, James Milner and Trent-Alexander Arnold have done well when they've been given the chance. Swansea have seemed dead and buried as relegation certainties for most of this season.
Fingers get pointed. And apparently, the toughness and integrity of All-Star players get challenged by teammates. "We gotta take pride in getting stops as a group collectively".
The Thunder had their way with Cleveland in the first half.
That was impossible as the Thunder extended their lead to 24 when Anthony drained a 3-pointer from the top of the key, sapping whatever energy Clevelanders had left.
Following Saturday's head-scratching loss, James said he "would hope not" when asked if he thought Lue would be fired. But Oklahoma City didn't let up and eventually pushed the lead to 31.
"It has never been a chase". "I don't chase points. It doesn't matter. I will have another opportunity on Tuesday but it has never been a chase". When I get it, I get it and that's how I've gotten to this point in my career. We nearly scored 130 ourselves. The offense has been clicking lately for the Thunder and they have gotten the defense back to where it was before with Andre Roberson back in the lineup. He had a forgettable six-second span, missing four straight free throws and committing a foul.
Billy Donovan was concerned.
Apparently some Cavs players didn't believe him. Maybe not Channing, we'd like to get Channing out there a little more but it's a numbers thing right now.
During the summit, which occurred before Monday's practice, multiple players took aim at Kevin Love. Not with the Cavaliers still stuck in their post-Christmas spiral and the February 8 trade deadline looming.
"A lot of bad things", he said.
Against the top three seeds in each conference, they have a combined record of 5-2, with wins against the five teams mentioned above and losses against the Boston Celtics and the San Antonio Spurs.