"So we all have to look in the mirror and be better".
"We can't just say it was toughness".
This team is in full disarray right now.
The reason people perceive that is because he was on one-year deals, because he is the best player of his generation, and the natural assumption is they won't do anything to upset him.
"Don't look like it", Lue said. "We had no fight". "We're not together on both ends".
No one in the locker room after the game disagreed with Lue's assessment. Houston led by as many as 35 points despite missing a pair of key rotation players: starting forward Trevor Ariza (hamstring) and sixth man Eric Gordon (back).
Whether that means he needs to read, meditate, deactivate his social media accounts or any of the things he's done alter his mindset before, only he knows. "I don't want to comment on it too much". That did allow plenty of time for on-court chats, though by then, little else needed to be said. Just at a loss for words.
Unfortunately, while one would wish they didn't rely on James' energy, they play off of it more than they play off of each other.
"When you have an opportunity, you do your job and you do it to the highest of your ability and you live with those results", James said. I bust my tail every day.
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The trade deadline is fast-approaching, and Cleveland's front offices are once again having sleepless nights, trying to figure out a solution to the enigma that has been the Cavaliers. In the past, David Blatt and Kevin Love had that honor and the torch has now been passed to coach Tyronn Lue. Thomas is a shadow of himself. It was another embarrassing loss for the Cavs.
"That's not a question for me". "I show up for work every day". "I do my part".
"We gotta stop worrying about the past". Domantis Sabonis scored 10 points, grabbed eight rebounds and had six assists. ESPN Stats & Info adds that the Cavs lost those eight nationally televised games by an average of 18 points.
Houston's offensive barrage was actually much more tame than it could have been.
Bricks Galore - Isaiah Thomas - hip injury or not - can't do the only thing he's known for: make shots.
Most concerning may be Thomas, who's only been back for 13 games, but has been horrendous. But a game after the Rockets allowed 38 points in the first half in San Antonio, they gave up 39 in the first half in Cleveland. He got the bright idea to put Thomas, Rose, Dwyane Wade and Kyle Korver on the floor to start the second period, and it was hard to tell whether the Cavs were worse offensively or defensively in falling behind 48-25 with 8:16 left in the first half.
Since losing at Golden State on Christmas, LeBron James and his teammates are 0-8 in network broadcasts and have been embarrassed in several matchups against quality teams.
"We haven't played good at all, and we get our butts kicked every time we play on national television, so I'm at a loss for words". But please, for the rest of the season, please don't ask me about another team unless we're competing against them the next night or to ask me about a highlight that happened the night before. They lost by 28 at Minnesota, 34 in Toronto, 24 at home to Oklahoma City and 32 to the Rockets.