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LeBron James: Cavs must be more 'accountable'

With the 133-99 blowout to the Raptors, per ESPN Stats & Info, it's the first time one of the Cavaliers superstar's teams has lost back-to-back games by at least 25 points.


Kahron Spearman


With Isaiah Thomas still working into the fold, the Cleveland Cavaliers are a work in progress, apparent in Thursday's 133-99 loss to the Toronto Raptors. At one point, LeBron James was seen being extremely vocal during a timeout about defensive assignments. James told reporters after the game that players needed to be "accountable."

It's the first time a James-led team has ever lost by 25+ in back-to-back games. "We've got to be better," said head coach Tyronn Lue, to ESPN.com's Dave McMenamin. "We know that. But until we play better defensively, I think offensively sharing the basketball, everyone on the same pageand if guys have agendas, we've got to get rid of our agendas and play the right way."James finished with 26 points, 3 rebounds, and only one assist.

We all got to be accountable for our actions, accountable for how well we play, how we play, how hard we play, and what we do for one another. And there were just some plays that you should come up with, that you should make, and when you're losing, you tend to not wanna make those plays, or tend to let some plays get away from you. And we can't afford that right now the way we're playing ball. So just trying to hold everybody accountable and move on, which we did.

LeBron James
Forward, Cleveland Cavaliers

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