LeBron James, Cavs routed again as Raptors romp 133-99

1:38PlayDefensive issues have plagued the Cavaliers of late

1:38PlayDefensive issues have plagued the Cavaliers of late

That will likely be the largest media narrative coming out of Thursday night's huge Raptors win too, that the Cavs just didn't play interested enough and didn't have the intensity to win that game.

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Casey said that he does not want any player on his team to back down from any opponent when testosterone levels start to rise during a game. 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.

The leaguewide 3-point record is going to get shattered, again. Jeff Green added 13 points, Jae Crowder 11 and Kevin Love contributed 10 points and nine rebounds. He's reached the Finals in seven consecutive years, winning three of them.

Fast transitions, three-point shooting and rapidly switching on defence are hallmarks of a Golden State team that has gone to the NBA Finals three straight years and won the title twice. They were a bit better following a December 8 victory over Cleveland, beating Denver in overtime before losing the next two.

James finished with 27 points, 11 assists and eight rebounds. His length and three-point shooting capabilities will come in handy against a ridiculously talented Warriors outfit, sporting an National Basketball Association best record of 33-9 heading into their game Friday night against the Milwaukee Bucks. Jrue Holiday chipped in 25 points, six assists, five rebounds and four steals for the Pelicans, who shot 53.4 percent from the field. Forward Serge Ibaka will return for Toronto after serving a one-game suspension for fighting Miami's James Johnson.

Cleveland's Isaiah Thomas sat out a night after making his season debut for the Cavs, missing more than two months with a hip injury after being traded from the Celtics in a deal that sent Irving to Boston.

Nemanja Bjelica ignited a fourth-quarter burst with a 3-pointer as Minnesota broke open a tight game en route to a victory over NY in Minneapolis.

Spencer Dinwiddie hit the go-ahead layup with 11 seconds remaining and scored seven of his 20 points in the final 2 ½ minutes of the fourth quarter as Brooklyn beat host Atlanta.

IN outscored Cleveland 32-16 in the third quarter to erase a 14-point halftime deficit and take a 76-74 lead after three quarters.

The scene in which James had some angry words mixed with head coach Tyronn Lue and then the huddle in which he seemed like he's yelling at his teammates didn't add anything positive to the perception of him and his team.

Asked what he meant by "agendas", Lue declined to elaborate, saying he meant "just what I said". "They've still got DeRozan, who's averaging (32) points a game over his last (six)". It's things we can fix, that's the good thing about it, we just have to do it and we have to do it now.

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