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Cavaliers slip to 4th in the East after loss to lowly Magic

LeBron James finished with 25 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists against Orlando, but had zero rebounds or assists in the Cavs' awful second half.


Kahron Spearman


The Cleveland Cavaliers are in big trouble.

They managed to not only blow a 21-point lead but also finish the game down 18, in a 116-98 loss to the Orlando Magic, completely falling apart in the second half. They scored 43 points in the first quarter but went scoreless for nearly 6 1/2 minutes in the fourth.

They've now lost 14 of the last 21 games, given up an average of 122.4 points in their last five losses.

I'm here for this season right now to try and figure out a way we can still compete. I owe it to my teammates to finish this season out no matter how it ends up. I would never waive my no-trade clause.

LeBron James
Forward, Cleveland Cavaliers

LeBron James finished with 25 points, 10 rebounds, and five assists - but had no rebounds or assists after halftime.

The main question from reporters was whether James would waive his no-trade clause, to which he was adamant about not using it nor ready to give up on the season.

"This is no time to be ashamed about our season," he said, via ESPN. "We've got quite a few games left. If we're still serious about the season, then we've got to play some good ball at some point."

SOU  RCES
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