LeBron James, Cavs routed again as Raptors romp 133-99

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"Other Cavaliers players have "grumbled" that James has slowed down Cleveland's overall ball movement by holding onto the ball until he finds a pass that will earn him an assist".

It would be easy-too easy, maybe-to view the Cleveland Cavaliers' blowout loss to the Toronto Raptors at Air Canada Centre on Thursday night as a change in ruling dynasties in the Eastern Conference.

The Cavaliers have dropped six of eight dating to a Christmas Day defeat at defending champion Golden State.

The Cavaliers are 26-8 when they score above 100 points, while the Pacers are 19-9. "I try to channel it because you know they watching us and LeBron is probably looking for me to do something".

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If the Steelers' defense can pressure him, Bortles will continue to struggle and it will likely cost his team the game. If he can be effective, it will be a big boost for a Steelers offense that relies heavily on their All-Pro receiver.

James and Irving, of course, share a storied history, dating back to their three seasons as teammates in Cleveland and Irving's bitter departure from the Cavs this past offseason.

After losing to Minnesota 127-99 on Monday night, the Cavaliers fell by an even bigger margin.

It does not feel good to be a Cleveland Cavaliers fan these days.

This time, the Pacers handed Cleveland a third straight confounding loss.

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"That I haven't played in the fourth quarter", he said, adding his team is getting "tore up".

January is notoriously known as the doldrums of the National Basketball Association season, when teams have their eyes on the All-Star break and the trade deadline and the second half of the year.

"We've all got to be accountable for actions, accountable for how we play, how hard we play, what we're doing for one another", James told reporters after the game. 18 years I've been in this light right here.

"We've got to be better". Fred VanVleet notched a team-high 22 points while Pascal Siakam, Norman Powell and Jakob Poeltl had 16, 14 and 12 points, respectively. IN shut out the Cavs over the final 3:57 and twice stopped James when he could have given the Cavs the lead. DeRozan said on Friday it's a game Toronto could have won, pointing out that they had a lead with less than two minutes remaining, and said the Raptors have grown within their new system since. IN took the lead for good on a 3-pointer from the top of the key by Victor Oladipo with 2:10 to play. Playing for the fourth time this season as he returns from a right hip injury, Thomas scored four points in 24 minutes. James was asked about players having different agendas, which coach Tyronn Lue spoke of in his postgame interview, which brought up question of possible locker room issues. "He's going to have to work out some kinks, but he'll be fine". Things can - and likely will - change by the end of the season.almost one month ago, the Cavs were capping their best stretch of basketball, winning their 18th game in 19 tries.

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