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.
IN scored a season-low 12 points in the first.
"This is not going to make or break our season, win or lose", said Casey before the game. We were down, we stayed with it, fought through adversity. We showed some resilience. "My bags have been half-packed since I got here. Credit to my teammates for a great overall team win".More news: Research Ratings: MGM Resorts International (MGM), Electronics for Imaging, Inc. (EFII)
Collison hit 9 of 11 shots, and Domantas Sabonis contributed 12 points and a team-high 15 rebounds for the Pacers.
James finished with 26 points, 5 rebounds and an uncharacteristic one lone assist, which is clearly a sign of how out-of-sync the team was throughout the night. Add another page to the Lance and LeBron history book as well.
James also was baited into a technical foul by Lance Stephenson with 7:53 left in the game.More news: Housley says more than $150K raised for Senate race
"We all got to be accountable for our actions, accountable for how well we play, how we play, how hard we play, and what we do for one another", he told ESPN. We came here and talked about it, and that's what happens at times. "We know that. But until we play better defensively, I think offensively sharing the basketball, everyone on the same page - and if guys have agendas, we've got to get rid of our agendas and play the right way". "We just played with incredible speed and energy".
The Cavs were outscored 84-61 over the final three quarters of their seventh loss in nine games, 97-95 at Indiana. First off, LeBron misses the layup anyway.
Will Stephenson continue his recent strong play during the Pacers' five-game trip that begins Sunday in Phoenix? After LeBron converted on a pull-up jumper from mid-range at the 3:57 mark of the fourth quarter, Cleveland didn't score for the remainder of the game.
He considered surgery after missing the last 13 games of last season, but decided against it because he would not have been ready for the start of this season.More news: Manchester United want Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez at Old Trafford
It was a successful home-stand, as the Pacers went 3-1. We still have work to do as far as moving the ball and making that part of our playing personality every night, no matter who they are or how they're playing you.