Coach Lue, players all see issues Cleveland Cavaliers must address

Source: Xinhua| 2018-01-13 15:35:54|Editor: Yurou
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WASHINGTON, Jan. 12 (Xinhua) -- The Cleveland Cavaliers were shocked by the Toronto Raptors 133-99 on Thursday, their seventh loss in past 10 games.

"We've got to be better," Cavaliers Tyronn Lue was quoted on Friday by the ESPN as saying. "We know that. But until we play better defensively, I think offensively sharing the basketball, everyone on the same page -- and if guys have agendas, we've got to get rid of our agendas and play the right way."

Asked what he meant by "agendas", Lue declined to elaborate, saying he meant "just what I said".

LeBron James did not sound too worried about the Cavs' struggles recently, but he also said that the team got to find a way out.

"We're in a funk," James said. "Once again we're back to the beginning of the season. It's going to start with us and just everybody getting back to what we were doing when we were playing good ball. I don't know where it kind of went wrong or what happened, but we've got to try to pick it back up and find it."

Isaiah Thomas, who's just come back from a longtime injury, also said there are problems with the team. "The biggest thing that I see we're not doing, we're not playing for each other right now, offensively and defensively," said Thomas.

"Defensively everybody's on an island playing defense by themselves. Offensively it's a lot of one-on-one, no ball movement. It's things we can fix, that's the good thing about it, we just have to do it and we have to do it now. You can lose games, but you can't get blown out."