LeBron James is sitting in the middle of the oddest losing streak of his career. The Cleveland Cavaliers’ 124-107 loss to the Indiana Pacers this past Wednesday night marked the Cavaliers’ fourth straight loss for a combined total of 63 points.
LeBron James put the third loss of the streak into perspective by saying that he wasn’t going crazy over it. LeBron didn’t seem to be too worried seeing as it was only October. However, his aura changed a bit when he addressed the teams 4th loss in a row to Indiana.
“It’s a new month,” James said, explaining his dour mood. “It’s a new month. It’s a new month.”
“We have an opportunity to be very good and then you see some of the lulls that we have and it’s just very difficult on our team right now,” James said. “We’re just trying to figure it out on the fly. … So, our team is kind of depleted as well, both on and off the floor.”
The Cavaliers also saw a bit of the injury bug once again. Tristan Thompson left the game against the Pacers with a left calf-strain and was unable to return to the game.
Cavs coach Tyronn Lue took an opposite approach in his analysis compared to James, choosing to focus on signs of improvement he saw against Indiana.
“The other games we just got our butts kicked,” Lue said. “Tonight I thought we did some good things. We just couldn’t sustain it. But the other games we just flat out got our butts kicked, so, seeing improvement. Just have to keep plugging, keep working. Coaches, players, everybody just continue to try to keep getting better.”
“We have to go through something to get to where we want to be,” Cavs forward Jeff Green said. “For us, we’re lucky that this is happening now and not in April, not out there the last game of 82. We’ll fix it. It’s going to take some time, but we’ll fix it. I know that for a fact.”