Cavs willing to deal Tristan Thompson; DeAndre Jordan in play?


After Sunday's game, they will play the Utah Jazz (Monday) the Portland Trailblazers (Thursday), the Los Angeles Lakers (Friday) and the San Antonio Spurs (Sunday). Utah lost for the 14th time in 19 games despite Donovan Mitchell's game-high 35 points. But Friday night, the circumstances-and the outcome - were a little different.

The Pacers are fourth in the NBA's Central Division at 22-20, but just four games behind the first-place Cavaliers. A 22-0 run early in the first led to a 34-12 score at the end of the quarter.

Isaiah Thomas returned to the court after missing the beginning of the season with a hip injury.

Oladipo made the free throw to extend Indiana's lead to 84-82.

Before the Cavs played in Toronto, we made the point that a return to The Q could do wonders for the slump they've been in for four weeks.

Lue played Thompson down the stretch in the fourth quarter, not only for his defense but for pick-and-rolls on offense. But then a 16-2 run by the Pacers gave IN the lead heading into the final period.

He was also previously hampered by a calf injury that forced him to miss more than a month between November 3 and December 9. IN took the lead for good on a 3-pointer from the top of the key by Victor Oladipo with 2:10 to play.

Cleveland would need a monumental effort from LeBron James in order to halt their losing streak. He got another chance with a desperation three-pointer as time expired, but missed.

James said he would just "know" when it's time to retire, just like he knew it was the right time to get engaged and get married. We're still getting better at it. While some lackadaisical play could be expected for a team coming off three straight NBA Finals appearances, Thursday, supposedly, would be a night that would grab Cleveland's attention.

Jan 12, 2018; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Indiana Pacers guard Darren Collison (2) and guard Lance Stephenson (1) celebrate the win over the Cleveland Cavaliers at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

Retirement isn't near for LeBron James. Along with frustrating LeBron James, Lance Stephson chipped in 16 points and 11 rebounds off the bench.

"When Steph is on the floor, everything's chaotic in a good way", Warriors coach Steve Kerr said after the game Friday.

"We went 1-5, 1-4, whatever the hell it was, on this road trip, so there ain't no progress", James said.
Did I know I was ready for marriage? No.

All told, it was one of the Cavs' worst shooting nights of the season as they connected on just 38.2 percent from the field as a team and an even worse 6-for-26 (23.1 percent) from 3-point territory.