Coach Lue, players all see issues Cleveland Cavaliers must address

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That's usually a combination that equates to postseason success.In terms of point differential, the Cavs are 11th while Toronto ranks second, trailing the Golden State Warriors.Despite the Cavs' awful stretch, ranking as the league's worst defense in the three games since Isaiah Thomas - who was supposed to lift the team to new heights - in the starting lineup, the Cavs don't seem too concerned.

Outside of getting snippy with reporters the other night, LeBron also shared a tense moment with Cavaliers player development coach Phil Handy during the first quarter of the game on Thursday.

Meh. On to the next thing. Just don't expect that day to be Monday, because Cleveland takes on the Warriors. "You got to be a man and take care of yourself", is how he put it. So it never stops. "So they caught me on the retaliation, so - but he played well tonight". Their offensive efficiency ramped up as they shot 66.7% from the field and 50% from beyond the arc.

This is not an insignificant achievement.

"It's my 10th year", he said. They also were outrebounded 63-35 by the Raptors.

James was referring to the controversial ending of the Oklahoma City Thunder-Milwaukee Bucks matchup from weeks back, where Giannis Antetokounmpo clearly had his heels outside the line before driving for a game-winning dunk.

Off-shooting nights happen. Perhaps part of the stark shooting difference between the Cavs and Raptors can be attributed to luck that fluctuates on any given night.

"They're still a good team, they still play hard, the young guys play hard", Lue said in pregame.

"We've got to be better", Cavaliers Tyronn Lue was quoted on Friday by the ESPN as saying.

Asked if Lue may have been referring to him, LeBron James said, "I mean, I would hope not".

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The Raptors are 18-4 since November 25 - only the Warriors at 19-4 are better in that span - a sign of the consistency that Casey is striving for. This time, to the Indiana Pacers.

No team in National Basketball Association history, by the way, has gone on to win a title after suffering back-to-back losses of at least 25 points in the regular season.

But the Raptors don't have revenge on their minds for Saturday even though the possibility seems decent enough. The Clippers, who lost DeAndre Jordan to a sprained left ankle in the second quarter, won their third straight over the Kings this season and their 11th in a row at Sacramento. That would distract them from the process of gradual improvement.

DeMar DeRozan continues to expand his game.

"It's going to be a whole different type of game, and we have to be ready for that".

It's an outlook that has permeated the group. The Raptors were missing two of their best players, and were facing a well rested Cavaliers team, who figured to be motivated, following a blow-out loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves.

And the Cavs are open to trading the 26-year-old big man, Yahoo!

"I know it sounds like a broken record", Casey said when reflecting on the season. "[But] if you bring the same intensity and approach to what you do, that will give you a chance in most games".

"I said it before the season: there's gonna be ups and downs, there's going to be reverting back to doing a bit too much individually".

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