The Cavaliers came into Wednesday’s game against the Chicago Bulls with their best record through 33 games (26-7) since 2008-09 (27-6). However, after a 106-94 loss, LeBron James admitted that progress has stalled on the defending champions’ quest for another title. Injuries certainly haven’t helped.
Kyrie Irving missed his third straight game (hamstring tightness), Kevin Love was out (food poisoning) and J.R. Smith has been lost for the majority of the regular season with a broken right thumb. James could not keep the Cavs’ 13-game winning streak intact despite 31 points, 8 rebounds and 7 assists. “It can [wear on you],” James said after playing through an illness that caused him to miss shootaround Wednesday morning. “It’s just tough. It’s slowing up our process because of what we’re trying to build.
Source: Dave McMenamin of ESPN
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