LeBron James: I'm Playing At My All-Time High


They are ninth in the Eastern Conference, five games out of play-off position with the Miami Heat and Milwaukee Bucks in seventh and eighth. Denver has lost three home games in a row and two straight overall after falling in Dallas on Tuesday and letting the Cavaliers get revenge on national TV on Wednesday night. The Nuggets entered Wednesday's game a half-game up on both the ninth-place Clippers and 10th-place Jazz, and one game behind the seventh-place Thunder.

OK, it's time to talk about these LeBron James to the Lakers rumors.

Meanwhile, Lakers coach showered praise on rookie Lonzo Ball for his defensive prowess in the win against Magic.

The Cavaliers blew a double-digit lead on the road and allowed the Denver Nuggets to make the game close in the fourth quarter, but LeBron James took over in the final minutes to nearly singlehandedly deliver Cleveland a win. Somewhat ironically, by making that blockbuster deal with Cleveland at the trade deadline, it would appear Los Angeles managed to dump enough salary to accomplish exactly what it set out to do. But 3-pointers by Kyle Korver, Jeff Green and George Hill put Cleveland back in from 102-96 with 5:03 to play, before the Nuggets kept chipping away until James' late surge. They were one of, if not the worst team in National Basketball Association history, while injury concerns and a frontcourt logjam left serious questions about their future.

There are lots of positives we can take from the Cleveland games.

There are negatives as well, Jamal Murray, while better last night, still seems off.

USA Today's Sam Amick reported back in December that some people "in Rockets circles" believe that Houston has a legitimate chance of landing James once he hits free agency.

With or without Murray, Denver needs Jokic to step up like he did against Cleveland.

After failing to score more than 9 points in the previous three games, Jokic busted out of his slump with a dominant performance.

"It's flattering more than anything, that a fan of a team or somewhere would want me to play for their city, so it's very flattering". But Nikola needs to be aggressive. I had a little bit of air space on them shots. Then he makes his call.

Shooters, star power, and an easier path to the Finals are all things he'd get in Philadelphia.