After Cleveland's 105-103 overtime loss to the Houston Rockets on Sunday, Cavaliers forward LeBron James posted a selfie on his instagram account, reflecting on the loss and encouraging himself going forward.
James scored 37 points in 42 minutes against Houston, but only shot 15-35 from the field and went 3-11 from the free throw line. James was 1-4 on foul shots in the final seconds of overtime. He missed a pair of free throw attempts when Cleveland was trailing by just one point.
It was James' worst performance from the foul line since Christmas Day, when the Cavaliers forward went 10-18 in a 101-91 loss to the Miami Heat.
James, who said after the game that he had let his teammates down, also sustained a kick to the groin from Rockets guard James Harden. Harden, who led Houston with 33 points and had eight rebounds, five assists and three steals, said after the game that the kick was inadvertent.
The defeat was Cleveland's second straight loss after winning 18 of its previous 21 games. The Cavaliers (37-24) are in fourth place in the Eastern Conference.
Cleveland plays the Boston Celtics at home on Tuesday at 7 p.m. ET.
- Christopher Woody