LeBron on the playoffs: Cavs 'could easily get bounced early'

The Cavs allowed a season worst on Saturday, falling 148-124 and tying a franchise record for most points allowed in regulation. This was not a surprise, they introduced over five new players and lost extremely core guys, identity issues tend to ensue. That's been an offensive focus for them in the past month - to get into their stuff earlier in the clock and run sets with a lot of speed. Haven't even began thinking about the postseason.

Marc Stein tweeted the Cleveland Cavaliers reported interest in LA Clipper Lou Williams. They had more trouble making baskets when nobody was guarding, converting just 18 of 28 free throws. 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. Were riding a bad wave right now, but hopefully well find some things that will start working again.

"Ah, that's way too hard". He's averaged 20.4 PTS, 5.5 REB, 3 AST, 2.2 STL, 0.6 BLK and 2.9 TO on the season.

Other experts believe that the Cavaliers have to make a trade in order to get better. If the Cavaliers are going to be a threat to anybody in the playoffs they will need a new breath of life from somewhere.

"Once you accept something, regardless of what it is, I think you become comfortable with it", Anthony said, according to ESPN.

A FEW DAYS ago I wrote a column about how these Cavs will struggle getting to their usual place in the NBA Finals this June.

"I'm going to try to build the best team I can", he said. Cleveland doesnt have a comparable situation now, and while there are no signs pointing to Lue being in imminent danger, anything is possible until the Cavs start stringing together some wins.

Since going down with injury, Griffin's role as the leading scorer of the Clippers has been taken over by Williams, who is consistently dropping nearly 30 points a night, including a 50-point performance over the Warriors recently. "We just have to be smart about it".

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Lue defended his staff's ability to connect with its players. "They're not giving up on us. That wouldn't be the case". It's not that Williams wouldn't play great with James, but he's a duplicate talent and someone who would require assets that Cleveland barely has.

"I can't break", he said. Then one day - out of complete nowhere, I assure you - I aced a test.

Lue's comments were curious - and not just because of the Cavs' historic loss on Saturday. Because those games are on national TV. "As players, we gotta take pride in defense".

His next chance is Tuesday when the Cavs visit San Antonio.

"I'm sure everybody's handling it their own way", Dwyane Wade said. But only speaking on my behalf as a competitor, these times suck. Speed is not the name of the game for either of these teams and that's completely ignoring that this Sunday blowout didn't go to overtime. "It's tough. There's a numbers thing right now". Jordan, for his part, will provide the interior defense that the Cavaliers badly want. We're looking for it.

To add to that, the Cavs defense is nearly certainly the worst that it has been since James' return.

There's obviously an instinct to ask, "Why not play every game like that?" It could be worse. I'm not here to look for pity on what we're trying to do. I don't feel sorry for us either.


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