Pacers rally from 22-point deficit to beat Cavaliers 97-95

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After trailing by 27 points at the half in what had been the worst loss of the season at Minnesota on Monday, they fell behind by 25 against the Raptors after two quarters, even though three-time All-Star DeMar DeRozan had only two points and seven assists. "Luckily, he stepped out of bounds".

Two years ago, LeBron James wanted Tristan Thompson to stay on the team for the foreseeable future and the Cavs gifted him with a 5-year, $82 million with all money being guaranteed. "We just played with incredible speed and energy".

The Raptors are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 Saturday games, 7-0 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 home games. In late December, after a loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder, Ibaka was involved in some sort of altercation with a team staff member that caused the Raptors to suspend him for one game. "We need Serge", the coach said. Jimmy Butler led the visiting Timberwolves with 30 points but missed a decisive jumper at the final buzzer.

James also called the Cavaliers fragile in November of 2014 after a loss against the Raptors.

play1:24Stephenson gets in LeBron's face.

LeBron James and Lance Stephenson were once again the centers of attention. "I just felt like I was a little off rhythm-wise". "He's a little dirty", said James. "So they caught me on the retaliation, so - but he played well tonight".

Cleveland Cavaliers' star LeBron James said his kids will play a big factor in the length of his career.

Sitting out the fourth quarter, James led the Cavs with 26 points, going 9-of-16 from the field, with three rebounds and an assist. TIP-INS Clippers: Harrell's 16 points in the second quarter were two more than he had the entire game against Golden State. Friday's funk was better than it has been lately, however.

Prior to Saturday's 97-95 loss to the Pacers at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in IN, a report emerged stating there is unrest in Cleveland, as players are unhappy with head coach Tyronn Lue's comments following the team's loss earlier in the week against the Toronto Raptors.

play1:26Cavs score 20 unanswered points. The Pacers rank 25th in the National Basketball Association with a free throw attempt (FTA) rate of 0.178, while Cleveland ranks first in FTA rate allowed (0.160). For the season, Cleveland has defeated opponents by an average of 1.1 points. But Pacers fans hoped their team could at least win one and keep from being swept-and they almost did. Which is what Lue was trying to address when he made his cryptic "agenda" comment after the Toronto game.

"We're in a funk", James told ESPN after the game. "We got stops, we were able to get out in transition and then the threes started falling somewhere in the second quarter. That's the season. Just like we kept in mind what happened to us in the playoffs". "When he's out, we have to execute better at both ends".

"I don't feel like I came in at 18 and I've played 79-80 percent of games", he added.

INDIANAPOLIS - Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue said Friday that he addressed his "agendas" comment with his players. This is despite getting Isaiah Thomas back on the court and seeing much of their team start to regain health. Now. You really don't get too excited because you understand the next day you got to come in here and prepare for Golden State, you know.