Monday December 29th, 2014

Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James again gave an assessment of where his team stands, saying that they are “not a very good team” after they were blown out by the Pistons on Sunday,'s Chris Fedor reports.

During the 103-80 rout by Detroit, the Cavaliers actually led by 15 points early before the Pistons used an 18-0 run to put the game out of reach. Detroit made 17 three-pointers and turned 18 Cleveland turnovers into 21 points.

“As far as on the court, we're still trying to find our way as well,” James said after the game, according to “But right now, we're just not very good in every aspect of the game that we need to be to compete every night."

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James basically repeated what he said after the Cavaliers lost to the Miami Heat on Christmas Day.  After a win the next night over the Orlando Magic, James said that his team was playing “nowhere near championship ball.”

The Cavaliers have been blown out in their past three home games and with the loss to Detroit fell to 18-12, three games behind the Chicago Bulls in the Central Division.

James had 17 points, 10 rebounds and seven rebounds in Sunday's loss to Detroit. He also turned the ball over seven times and shot 5 for 19 from the field in 32 minutes.

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