LB's lost night
When Cavaliers forward LeBron James struggles offensively, very seldom does his team win.
They had a golden opportunity to knock off the New Orleans Hornets on Saturday. They were playing without 7-1 center Tyson Chandler, who had 16 rebounds in the season opener, and 6-10 forward Peja Stojakovic.
But it didn't matter because James could never get into any kind of groove. He ended with 15 points and made 6 of 15 shots from the field, 0 of 3 from behind the arc. His foul shooting has been off all year, but he made 3 of 4 on the night.
Observers kept waiting for James to get on one of his patented runs, but it never happened. Instead, they got to watch Hornets point guard Chris Paul take over the game.
Isn't that what James usually does? Cavs fans are accustomed to him taking over in the late stages. He turned the ball over five times on the night, as the Cavs had 18 turnovers, which led to 26 Hornets points.
Unless James decides to show up on Monday, the Cavs will lose again. Dallas is a formidable foe, especially at home.