Published: Sat, January 13, 2018
Sport | By Gary Shelton

Lance Stephenson trolls LeBron James as the Pacers take down Cavaliers

Lance Stephenson trolls LeBron James as the Pacers take down Cavaliers

"The only thing is with my kids getting older, that's the only thing that kind of stops me from going as long as I'd like to", James said. A chase-down block or two sure couldn't hurt the Cavs right now.

They certainly looked like it Thursday, when they took advantage of a rare national television appearance to demolish the Cavaliers.

James was understandably frustrated, and he was caught on cameras in the first half of the game lashing out at his team-mates and assistant coach Phil Handy, after Pascal Siakam dunked with little resistance.

That DeRozan had the lowest point total of those six players was the flawless example of how Toronto hopes to transform itself into a potent post-season threat.

For Cleveland, it works the other way.

January is notoriously known as the doldrums of the National Basketball Association season, when teams have their eyes on the All-Star break and the trade deadline and the second half of the year.

Then again, most teams in that position don't have three straight finals trips on their resumé, nor do they have the best player in the world on their roster. But that's not to say they're slow.

Hornets 99, Jazz 88: Kemba Walker scored 22 points and Frank Kaminsky added 16 to lead host Charlotte over Utah for its fourth victory in six games.

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The final seconds of the game saw James step out of bounds on his way to a potential game-winning layup.

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. We came here and talked about it, and that's what happens at times. "He just did a great job of getting under LeBron, trying to force him to go baseline, making it easier for us to help". Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde at times. Playing for the fourth time this season as he returns from a right hip injury, Thomas scored four points in 24 minutes.

"We've got to be better".

Elfrid Payton scored 27 points and Jonathon Simmons had 23 as all five Orlando starters reached double figures. He covered LeBron at times and didn't let him go off. Stephenson covered him in 4th, but with a player like LeBron and the Pacers not having any shutdown defenders, it takes a team effort. "Two different styles that they play with".

To put it mildly, it's clear all is not well in Cleveland. While the Cavaliers are still third in the Eastern Conference, judging from the past few performances, they aren't where they need to be.

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Thomas, who will sit out at IN because he has not been cleared to play both nights of a back-to-back, finished with four points, two rebounds and three assists, hitting 2-of-15 field goals and 0-for-6 from long range.

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