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LeBron: Coach's job is to compete for a championship, not a game

LeBron: Coach's job is to compete for a championship, not a game

Lillard on Sunday also became the first player in Blazers history to make 1,000 3-pointers.

After Cleveland beat the Lakers 125-120 in Los Angeles on Sunday night, LeBron was asked to respond to the criticism his team faced in the 24 hours following their 108-78 loss to the Clippers.

Most of the basketball world booed when the Cleveland Cavaliers rested their three best players on Saturday.

ESPN described why Kerr made his decision: "To recap the Warriors "journey, ' as Kerr calls it: The Warriors played Feb. 25 in Oakland; flew across the country for a game in Philadelphia on Feb. 27; flew overnight to Washington DC for a back-to-back on Feb. 28; jetted to Chicago for a March 2 game; hopped on a flight back to the East Coast for a game at Madison Square Garden on March 5; flew down to Atlanta for a back-to-back on March 6; jetted across the country to host the Celtics in Oakland before embarking on another back-to-back in Minnesota and San Antonio".

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Cleveland may of had some reasoning behind it. Point guard Kyrie Irving was facing a similar situation, knee injury. He referred to Thursday night's game against Utah when Irving had to leave the game with knee soreness. Numerous times in previous years, San Antonio head coach Gregg Popovich has blatantly sat Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili and Tony Parker collectively at times for "rest" purposes.

The NBA office reportedly called Cavaliers General Manager within a few minutes after Cleveland announced who they were resting.

"Yeah, they were not happy", Griffin said. I really do. I hate it.

But it does create problems for an entertainment product when the best players are not performing. "They don't look like a team that's won only 20 games". It turned out to be a costly game for the Cavaliers, they ended up losing to the Clippers.

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"Obviously it sucks at times because certain games you only play in certain cities once, or you play certain teams once on their home floor, but for me personally, I want to play in every game", he said. Fans had this game marked on their calendars months in advance and paid high dollars to see stars from both teams participate in a (likely) competitive game. He may of brought up a solid point. It's a pain to make special accommodations, only to not get to see what you paid for.

They played without three of their best shooters including Klay Thompson and Steph Curry.

"It's a long season, and a lot of games", Lue said.

So perhaps the different role helped Russell flourish against the Cavaliers, but it's far too early - and one game is too small a sample size - to draw any definitive conclusions about Russell or any of the Lakers' fledgling talent, one way or the other. Golden State had already clinched their playoff berth at that point in time. James has yet to lose to the Lakers since his return to the Wine and Gold in 2014 - with Cleveland taking its sixth straight win, including the third consecutive at Staples Center.

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It also gives players the chance to decide whether or not they are going to be continuing playing next season. "Move on. I benefit from his nearly daily messages of inspiration of focus and oftentimes utilize them.

Is sitting stars during road trip games inconvenient for fans? The Cavaliers played again the next day at the Los Angeles Lakers.


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