LeBron James acknowledged the latest Cavaliers loss in Miami heat was “concerning” with the playoffs fast approaching.
This was the 11th straight time the Cavaliers have lost in Heat and it’s something that doesn’t sit well with James. James, who is now 0-4 in Miami since he departed his former team, has expressed concern over Cavaliers’ recent loss in Miami.
“It’s not about the win or lose,” James said. “It’s how you win or lose and we didn’t play with the biggest potential we could play with,” added by James, via the SuperSports.
The Cavaliers went to Miami with confidence and hope. Head coach Tyronn Lue has brought a small ball lineup that has been successful in the past. He made some switch, hoping for a good play in Miami. Iman Shumpert was moved off the bench to play the small forward position while Kevin Love was placed in center. But despite the aforementioned success of this small line-up, the team came out completely flat and outplayed. James and Kyrie Irving has only accounted for 15 of the team’s 19 first quarter point, a devastating play for the Cavaliers.
Since James came back for Cavaliers, the matchup with Miami has not been always good. The team have not only lost the last four games they been in Miami, these have also ended in double-digits losses.
Cleveland currently owned the number one seed in the Eastern Conference, while the Miami sit in fourth. That’s a huge problem with Cavaliers because this has the potential to set-up a second round matchup, where it required the Cavaliers to travel to Miami for their Game 3 and 4. If the two teams were to meet in an Eastern Conference semi-finals, Miami could get the chance of turning the tide of the series by stealing a game in Cleveland.
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