LeBron James: We're So Fragile


What didn't show up in the box score was how he got into the head of LeBron James.

Toronto lost to Golden State 117-112 in Oakland, Calif., on October 25, just the fourth game of the season for the Raptors.

The Pacers took a one-point lead off a Lance Stephenson 3-pointer, but Stephenson wasn't done with his work. LeBron downplayed that comment by suggesting the Cavaliers simply need to get back to "playing ball the right way". They will look to get back to winning ways on Martin Luther King Jr. day.

While the Cavaliers quickly took back the lead, this certainly was a sign that the tide was turning in the game. The expectation is that they're going to get their act together, because LeBron's teams always do by the playoffs. Then, after Collison made a free throw to give the Pacers a 97-95 lead, James' desperation 3 bounced high off the rim as the buzzer sounded. We're still getting better at it.

The Good: The Pacers once again shrugged off a massive deficit on their way to a win.

Houston is well on its way to breaking the record it set for most 3s by a team, done last season, and done in the previous season by Golden State. The Pacers are rebuilding, but it looks like the foundation is solid. The slow starts the Pacers are making a trademark of was in full-effect. Most of the Cavaliers' problems can be fixed with more effort, which can definitely be accomplished. It's moments like that when you could use Myles Turner.

James stepped out of bounds on a drive to the basket with less than two seconds left.

LONDON (AP) — Kyrie Irving had 20 points, seven assists and six rebounds and Boston overcame a 22-point deficit to beat Philadelphia in the eighth National Basketball Association game played in England.

In a game where Lowry didn't play because of an injury, Ibaka didn't play because of a suspension and DeRozan finished with 13 points on 5-for-13 shooting, Toronto still dominated from start to finish thanks to a balanced attack that featured six players in double figures.

Toronto won 56 and 51 games, respectively, in each of the last two seasons.

LeBron blamed himself for that technical. He finished with 16 points, 11 rebounds, and four assists, but his energy and impact could not be measured by sheer numbers. Four bench players produced double-digit scoring nights, with Fred VanVleet's 22 points leading the team. "It's not you're guarding (Victor) Oladipo or I'm guarding Oladipo, we're all guarding Oladipo".

It will not get any easier for Cleveland.

And for James, he's already accomplished more than he expected.

Some ugly play and questionable defense are countered by a pair of treys. Washington's Marcin Gortat was dominant inside, finishing with 12 points and 11 rebounds.

"You're talking about people instead of computers or statistics, you're talking about feelings, a guy maybe had a long day or whatever", said Casey.

Thompson, who is due $36 million over the next two seasons, is now averaging just 5.3 points and 5.7 rebounds in 19 minutes of action per game.

"Coming out in the third, we were just walking around". Don't sleep on Big Al.