Things are not looking good for the King and the reigning Eastern Conference champs after they were handed their fourth straight loss of the season courtesy of the Indiana Pacers.
LeBron James led the Cleveland Cavaliers with 33 points (14/22 FGS), six rebounds and 11 assists but his heroics weren't enough to lift his squad past the determined Pacers that dominated them 124-107.
James also briefly went down after Pacers player Lance Stephenson apparently hit him in the groin while the King was driving hard to the basket.
To make matters worse, James’ teammate, Tristan Thompson exited with a calf injury during the same game and is likely to be out for at least a month.
The Cavs currently hold the 13th place in the East and are the 25th overall team in the league with a 3-5 record after losing to the Brooklyn Nets, New York Knicks (you read that right), New Orleans Pelicans and the most recently, the Pacers.
Now, a frustrated James decided to blow off some steam by expressing his disappointment over their slow start. “Well, we can’t sustain effort, for 48 minutes,” he said.
When asked how he plans to address this problem, James simply replied “I don’t know.” before adding “Be in better shape, be more mindful of what’s going on. There’s a lot of things you can do.”
Despite their dilemma, James tries to remain on top of the situation by learning from their team’s mistakes. “We have an opportunity to be very good but then you see some of the losses that we have which is very difficult on our team right now. We’re just trying to figure out on the fly and unfortunately, we don’t have time to practice a lot and do those things,” he said.
The Cavs are set to face the Washington Wizards led by John Wall and Bradley Beal over the weekend.