'Prominent' Cavaliers players anonymously tell reporters the roster needs upgrades

'Prominent' Cavaliers players anonymously tell reporters the roster needs upgradesā€

They won't be easy to fix so long as Thomas and Kevin Love share the floor for long stretches. "We weren't pushing the pace and we were settling for jump shots".

Golden State now has three players scoring at least 20 points per game.

Durant completed a fine night's work with a sublime, 26-foot three-pointer to extend the Warriors lead at 116-104.

Andre Drummond of the Pistons had only three points and 10 rebounds, and his day was summed up late in the fourth when he went up for a powerful, one-handed dunk - only to have Howard easily swat the ball away.

If James keeps up his trajectory, he will finish this regular season averaging more than 27 points per game - he's now averaging 27.3 - and will would join Bryant, Wilt Chamberlain, Malone and Oscar Robertson as the only players to average more than 27 points in eight seasons.

Lue said he was encouraged by what he saw on film from the loss to the Warriors, and from the Cavs' last two games overall. And we wanted to share our insight on what we felt was going on and what we felt like we could do to help.

We know they've been going hard after Clippers center DeAndre Jordan, and he'd be an excellent rim protector while giving them a dynamic that the Warriors don't have. "He'll figure it out". The Cavs had acquired the prized asset as part of the blockbuster Kyrie Irving trade in September.

"When you win championships losing a game is not encouraging, at all", James said. Players are complaining that James, their primary playmaker and the best point-forward in National Basketball Association history, the reason that a lot of them joined or still are on the Cavs, holds the ball too much.

Consecutive road victories for the Warriors beginning with their 127-123 OT win over the LA Lakers on Nov 29. Isaiah Thomas, who sat out the second night of a back-to-back to protect his hip, has struggled in four games with 12.3 points per game and a 35.3 field-goal percentage. It was the second and final matchup of the regular season between the two, meaning we won't see them face off again until the NBA Finals - should they both get there.

Instead, the Cavs justified exactly why Golden State was saving their effort for another, more challenging, game.

Durant scored 32 points for the Warriors, added seven assists and pulled down four rebounds as Golden State completed back-to-back wins over the Cavs following their 99-92 win on Christmas Day.

While much was made about the Cleveland Cavaliers 13-game winning streak, the Cavs have only defeated four teams that now have a record above.500: the Los Angeles Clippers, the Detroit Pistons, the Miami Heat and the Philadelphia 76ers. Over the weekend, Thomas called his strong first two games with Cleveland "fool's gold", admitting, "The shots were going in, but none of my movements, none of the things I usually do felt normal".

Bell got the start on Monday, racking up six points, three boards, and a block in 13 minutes of action. All of Cleveland's losses during its skid have come against potential playoff teams.

However, the same night, some unnamed Cleveland players told several media outlets privately that there was growing concern that the Cavs' problems might not be fixable.

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