Cavs(45-23) Vs LAC(41-29)
For the third time this season , the Cavs played without LeBron James , Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love. It went a 108-78 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers at Stples Center.
A Week after Golden State Warriors rested Stephen Curry , Klay Thompson , Draymond Green and Andre Iguodala , Kevin Durant already out because of he is injured against San Antonio Spurs Who were without Kawhi Leonard and LeMarcus Aldridge , The Cavs are pulling the same move , Cavs rested their big 3 , LeBron James , Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love , Kevin Love played only one game after his return from injury and he rested in second game.
Kylie Korver didn't play either. It means Cleveland's Top four scorers were unavailable.
Blake Griffen led with 23 points and DeAndre Jordan added 13 points with 17 rebound. For Cavs Richard Jefferson scored 12 points and six more players scored from double figure but it wasn't enough.
Cleveland's lead over the Boston Celtics for first place in the Eastern Conference shrunk to 1.5 games in the loss, while the Clips bypassed the Oklahoma City Thunder and took sole possession of fifth place in the Western Conference.
Cavs predictably struggled from the field with their three best players in street clothes, as they shot 38.6 percent overall and just 18.5 percent from beyond the arc.
Lue said the decision didn't sit well with LeBron , "He wants to play. He was mad, but I just thought for him it was the right decision. Not to go out there and try to carry the whole load by himself and playing more minutes. I just think getting those two back tomorrow and getting on the same page is good for us, instead of just trying to play him when Kevin can't play in a back-to-back and Kyrie can't play in the back-to-back.So it's tricky. He's pissed, but it's my decision, it's the medical staff's decision, and that's what we came up with."
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