After playing 45 minutes during the Cavaliers' overtime loss in New Orleans Friday, LeBron James sat out Cleveland's game in Miami Saturday. David Blatt said it was for the long-term good of the team to rest his star, but come on--it's December. The season is six weeks old.
Miami torched the LeBron-less Cavs, and actually took over the top spot in the Eastern Conference. It was Cleveland's third straight defeat. More good news for C's fans, the Bulls and Raptors also lost last night, leaving the 11-9 Celtics only two games back of the No. 1 seed and half a game out of first place in the Atlantic Division (although the schedule isn't getting any easier).