LeBron: Struggling Cavs should be taken off national TV

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The Cleveland Cavaliers just can't seem to play their best basketball when being broadcast to a national audience.

Saturday's 120-88 beatdown courtesy of the visiting Houston Rockets was Cleveland's eighth straight defeat on national TV, and that streak of ineptitude has left LeBron James speechless.

"I'm just at a loss for words, actually. (We're) 0-8 on national television. They should take us off every nationally televised game for the rest of the season," said James. "We haven't played good ball, and we get our butts kicked every game we play on national television. Just at a loss for words."

Date Opponent Result Network
25/12/17 Warriors 99-92 L ABC
3/1/2018 Celtics 102-88 L ESPN
11/1/2018 Raptors 133-99 L TNT
15/1/2018 Warriors 118-108 L TNT
20/1/2018 Thunder 148-124 L ABC
23/1/2018 Spurs 114-102 L TNT
30/1/2018 Pistons 125-114 L TNT
3/2/2018 Rockets 120-88 L ABC

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The Cavaliers are 6-9 since ringing in 2018, and are being outscored by 7.9 points - the second-worst mark in the Association. They're just half a game up on the Washington Wizards for the fourth seed in the Eastern Conference.

"Just want to be better," James added. "When you have an opportunity, you do your job and you do it to the highest of your ability and you live with those results. We don't do that every day."

James' 11 points on 3-of-10 shooting against Houston at Quicken Loans Arena was his second-lowest scoring mark of the campaign, just beating out the 10 he dropped during Cleveland's 28-point loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves on Jan. 8.

The Cavaliers visit the Amway Center on Tuesday to take on the Orlando Magic before returning home Wednesday to host Minnesota on ESPN.

LeBron: Struggling Cavs should be taken off national TV
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