Tyronn Lue is finally willing to change the Cavaliers’ starting lineup after Tuesday’s 114-102 loss to the Spurs.
Cleveland has now dropped 10 of its last 12 games, which seemed to be the final straw for Lue.
“I’m gonna make a change,” he told reporters after the game.
Boucher was happy that his team finished 2-2 on a week-long road trip.
The Stars have tied the score in the final three minutes of regulation in the last three games but won only one in overtime. They could have extended their lead for the first wild card in the Western Conference to more than three points over Los Angeles.
Dallas’ Tyler Seguin scored twice, on the power play in the first period and from the top of the right faceoff circle with 1:02 left in the third period to tie it.
“We shouldn’t be waiting for the last two, three minutes to start going,” Seguin said. “That’s a point that should never have not been ours.
Sacramento and Cleveland continue to discuss a deal for guard George Hill, league sources tell ESPN. Iman Shumpert and Channing Frye are primary players in ongoing conversations.
The Cavaliers have fallen into third place in the Eastern Conference, just one game in front of the Heat, and have been in trade talks for multiple players during their losing skid (10 losses in past 14 games entering Tuesday). Hill was mentioned as a possibility Saturday and it appears those talks are heating up for the 31-year-old, who is averaging 10.3 points and 2.8 assists per game. However, according to Opta, those are the lowest averages he has had since 2010-11 with the Pacers.
Cleveland’s guards though have not been much better. Jose Calderon is averaging 4.1 points and 2.1 assists per game, while Derrick Rose is putting up 13.4 points and 1.8 assists, but he has only played in nine games. Isaiah Thomas is averaging 16.1 points and 3.6 assists, but he has only played in seven games.