Cavs lose to Raptors in 133-99 rout
TORONTO — LeBron James isn't enjoying the view lately, watching the end of blowout losses from the Cleveland Cavaliers' bench.
James and his struggling Cavaliers absorbed their most-lopsided rout of the season, overwhelmed by the Toronto Raptors 133-99 on Thursday night.
The Cavaliers have dropped six of eight dating to a Christmas Day defeat at defending champion Golden State. James scored 26 points in this loss while Isaiah Thomas missed his first 11 shots.
"I don't know where it kind of went wrong or what happened," James said. "We've got to try to pick it back up and find it."
After losing to Minnesota 127-99 on Monday, the Cavaliers fell by an even bigger margin. Toronto's 133 points were the most by any Cavaliers opponent this season, and marked the third straight game that Cleveland has allowed at least 127.
So, what has been James' biggest beef with Cleveland's last two losses?
"That I haven't played in the fourth quarter," he said, adding his team is getting "tore up."AP
FOUL. Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) reacts after being fouled by Toronto Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan (10) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018, in Toronto.