NBA News: LeBron James Worried About Cavaliers, Team Meeting Held to Talk About Issues
on Mar 31, 2017 07:15 AM EDT
LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers suffered another loss on Thursday night, this time against the Chicago Bulls at the United Center. James is getting worried about his team as they held a meeting after the game to talk about their issues.
The Cavaliers entered the game against the Bulls losers of two straight and three out of their last four. It was a back and forth battle with Chicago getting the better of the defending champions. Nikola Mirotic played his best game of the season by exploding for 28 points and ten rebounds to lead the Bulls in the 99-93 win, per NBA.com.
Jimmy Butler added 25 points as the Bulls kept their playoff hopes alive while the Cavaliers surrendered the number spot in the East once again. LeBron James had 26 points, ten rebounds and eight assists while Kyrie Irving scored 20 points but it was not enough.
The Cavaliers' defense was non-existent again and some people are starting to worry about the desire of the defending champions to repeat. They have been very inconsistent this month, especially on the defensive end and it is a cause for concern for "The King".
In an interview with ESPN after the game, LeBron James expressed his displeasure with the Cavs' recent play. He pointed out that the team does not lack effort but they need to improve things since the playoffs are less than a month away.
"We're just in a bad spot right now. Not disappointed with the effort. We're just in a bad spot. We're going to try to figure it out. I think the effort was there. I just don't think the concentration for as close to 48 minutes is there yet, which is unfortunate," James said.
The Cavaliers held a team meeting after the loss to the Bulls, probably to talk about their issues and laid out plans to fix it. The defending champions end their miserable March against the Philadelphia 76ers on Friday in what could be a tough game for LeBron James and the Cavs.