LeBron James, Kevin Love confused by Tyronn Lue's comments about Cavaliers' slump

Isaiah Thomas

This is also the third consecutive game the Cavaliers allowed 127 points or more.

When asked about the team's defensive woes after the shellacking at the hands of one of two teams ahead of the Cavaliers in the Eastern Conference, LeBron deflected by questioning the reporter's defense. Jonas Valanciunas had 18, helping to set the early tone.

James recorded a career-worst minus-39 rating in the loss to the Timberwolves and was minus-22 on Thursday with just one assist as Cleveland's defense was non-existent in the first half.

Griffin followed with a three-pointer and Williams later scored on a short jumper. VanVleet's now 10 for his past 21 from beyond the arc. Boston star Irving, who parted ways with James and the Cavaliers in controversial circumstances last season, liked a post of the footage on Instagram.

He is now averaging 27.2 points, 9.0 assists, 8.2 rebounds, 1.7 steals and 1.1 blocks. Luckily for the Raptors, the bench unit provided just that.

However, he was infuriated by the lack of precision and drive in Thursday night's blowout loss to the Toronto Raptors. Most interesting was his thoughts on his future.

With Serge Ibaka missing the game because of a suspension and Kyle Lowry out with the bone bruise on his tailbone the Raptors were going to need a group of players to step up.

"We've got to be better", Lue said after the Cavs lost for the seventh time in the past 10 games. Daddy side kicks in sometimes.

"I'm sure the next time we play them, they are going to remember this game".

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The three-time National Basketball Association champion said he had already gone further than he expected and that his future achievements would be merely "extra credit".

But an 11-0 start to the second half on Friday kept things more than interesting the rest of the way.

However, the 15-year veteran assured the end was not yet in sight and said when the time came "he'll just know". I've already exceeded everything I've dreamed about.

It is awesome to consider that James was hyped as the next big thing when he was only slightly older than his son is now.

"You got to be smarter than that", McMillan said.

"He's continued to add things to his game".

Fast transitions, three-point shooting and rapidly switching on defence are hallmarks of a Golden State team that has gone to the NBA Finals three straight years and won the title twice. "He's continuing to just excel", Miles said.

"We're adjusting a little bit better offensively to be effective and efficient every night", he said.

The Cleveland Cavaliers haven't been the most consistent regular season team in recent years and that is understandable given the way the team prioritizes playoff success over exploits in December and January.

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