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"They will only use [the Brooklyn pick] in Cleveland, I'm told, if it's a player they think can put them over the top", Wojnarowski told "Outside The Lines" host Matt Barrie.

It tied the second-largest loss that LeBron James has played in since returning to Cleveland.

While these averages have been on par with his production in recent years, the biggest improvement comes in his 3-point game. The difference now is whether other teams in the East have caught up to them?

Then, after Darren Collison made a free throw to give the Pacers a 97-95 lead, James' desperation shot at a three-pointer bounced high off the rim as the buzzer sounded.

IN ranks 14th in assists per game (22.7) while Cleveland ranks last in assists allowed per game (25.8). Cleveland ranks 16th in second chance points allowed per game (12.7). In addition, the Cavs also lost to Orlando earlier this season on October 21 at home, 114-93. Wallace intercepted a pass at midcourt and drove in for a dunk with 10.9 seconds left, moments after what appeared to be a costly turnover by Lou Williams, and the Clippers held off the Sacramento Kings 121-115 on Thursday night after blowing a 14-point lead in the fourth quarter. "We just got to stick together, understand we're not playing well but that can change and we got to make it change". Love went over the 7,000-rebound mark during the game and now has 7,007.

IN ranks 13th in points in the paint per game (44.8) while Cleveland ranks 23rd in points allowed in the paint per game (46.4). By the end of the half, it was down to 14-points, 58-44.

The margins of defeat - 34 and 28 - represent the Cavaliers' two worst of the season.

Isaiah Thomas and Dwyane Wade did not play for Cleveland due to rest. "We didn't really push, didn't really attack", Cavs head coach Tyronn Lue said.

IN played without starting center Myles Turner for the second straight game.

The Boston Celtics climbed off the mat at London's O2 Arena, rallying from a 22-point first-half deficit to beat the Philadelphia 76ers 114-103. If they are looking for a respite from their current losing skid, they will not get it anytime soon, as three of their next four opponents involve some of the top contenders for this season's National Basketball Association championship.

It's the first time in James' career he's been involved in back-to-back losses of 25 points or more and the Cavaliers' defence is being blasted as "embarrassing".

However, Cleveland lacked defensive pressure against an opponent that was playing without two starters in Kyle Lowry and Serge Ibaka.

"You could win a hundred straight games and face the Warriors and there are still challenges", James said.

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