In fact, they don't speak at all. "They played tough. They were physical with us all night". If not, this Cavaliers team may not return to the NBA Finals. "DeMar was just taking what the game gave him". It puts quite a burden on that end of the floor. They trailed 112-107 with 1:29 left before scoring the final 10 points. They responded well, though.
If James hadn't stepped out on the baseline drive, we might not be talking about a win. "... We came out tentative for whatever reason".
On Friday night, the Cavs - ranked fourth in offensive efficiency entering the game - were held below 100 points once again.
The Pacers have now won three of four and improved to 3-0 against the three-time defending Eastern Conference champs. It's going to start with us and just everybody getting back to what we were doing when we were playing good ball. "I think we had 34 points in transition".
Until someone manages to beat James four out of seven times before the National Basketball Association finals, however, the Cavaliers are still going to be favoured to beat any opponent in the Eastern Conference playoffs.
"They're in a hard spot because they don't know whether LeBron James is staying". The Cavs shot 6-of-26 on three-pointers in the loss. Head coach Dwane Casey said that both games would be good challenges, but he was wary of letting the result of either game affect the Raptors.
It was just another act in their twos "chippy" history. He made play after play down the stretch and when the game was over the Pacers' showman was celebrating. James didn't like and had to be separated. After a review, James was given his fourth technical foul of the season, and he amped it up another level. The Pacers used a timeout after the quick 7-0 spurt.
Ultimately it didn't cost them. Although losses against the Timberwolves, Raptors, Boston Celtics, Golden State Warriors, and Milwaukee Bucks are somewhat understandable, there was no excuse to fall to the Sacramento Kings or Utah Jazz, judging by their current win-loss records and overall talent.
"He's a great player", Stephenson said. "Just some plays that we should come up with, that you should make". "I should have known, I've known since school, it's not the guy who tells the joke that gets caught it's the guy who laughs".
"I don't know where it kind of went wrong or what happened", James said.
"I've already went further than I thought I'd go so everything else at this point is extra credit".
"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. That's why he's Lance", said Oladipo. When he plays like that, it's huge for us. The expectation is that they're going to get their act together, because LeBron's teams always do by the playoffs.
Thomas connecting on a short jumper at 7:22 of the third quarter for his first basket.
Lowry is still a game-time decision for Saturday night after missing the past two games with a bruised tailbone.