The Cavaliers acknowledged having heavy legs, yet there is something far weightier on the minds of the defending NBA champions.
Cleveland is in the midst of one of its worst stretches this season and there is little time to fix it.
Kawhi Leonard scored 25 points and the San Antonio Spurs dismantled the ailing Cavs 103-74 on Monday night in a much-anticipated showdown that turned into a major letdown for Cleveland.
"The way we've been struggling, (the Spurs are) the last team that you want to play," said LeBron James, who was fine after taking an elbow to the neck. "A well-oiled machine like this, they exploit everything that you're not doing well at...