Uncle Drew led the Cavs in scoring with 28 points, but with LeBron James out, it wasn’t enough.
LBJ is reportedly furious about having to continually carry a heavy workload as a playmaker.
Per the NEOMG:
Behind the scenes, James has been growing livid about being the sole proprietor of making sure guys are involved, and in a rhythm. He’s used to carrying such a workload, but on this team, he shouldn’t have to. From top to bottom, this is the deepest team James has been a member of. He needs help.
(Kevin) Love, who had only 12 points on 11 shots, had a very telling, candid quote, as well did J.R. Smith. […] “He gives us everything,” Love said of James not being there. “He’s one of those guys that, a very few, that really makes everybody on his team better, and makes everybody play at a very high level. So, yeah, we definitely missed him tonight.”
When head coach Tyronn Lue was asked if he had enough playmakers on this team, he cleverly sideswiped the question and instead informed us that James, Irving and Matthew Dellavedova are the team’s three creators. […] “It makes it tough because the offense, we run so much stuff through LeBron that he’s getting everybody involved, and now the same stuff you ran with LeBron, you can’t run it with different players,” Lue tried to explain.