Blatt takes blame after Cavs fall to Nuggets

David Richard / USA TODAY Sports

Just when it looked like the Cleveland Cavaliers were ready to start rolling they were handed another dose of reality, this time courtesy of the Denver Nuggets.

The Cavs entered Monday's game winners of four straight, while the Nuggets entered with a 2-7 record and an average point-differential of minus-7.2.

After shooting just 43 percent and allowing 106 points against the Nuggets in Cleveland's fourth loss of the season, head coach David Blatt shouldered the blame.

"I can tell you, I knew going into this game that this was a dangerous, dangerous game and I made that point from the first time we walked in the locker room this morning, but I did not do a good job," Blatt said after the Cavs' 106-97 loss, as reported by ESPN's Dave McMenamin.

"I've been in too many of these situations. Just too many. I've seen it a hundred times and I did not do a good enough job if they did not respond and come to play," Blatt added. "And I'll take responsibility for that too, because I'm surely part of this."

Kevin Love said the blame is on the players, not Blatt.

"I don't know what needs to happen," Love said. "Hopefully something not really big or tragic, but it's going to take just continuing to watch film every single day, know who we are and know what we're about and getting out there and getting the job done. There's too many times where we wait too long throughout the game to really assert our dominance out there."

Blatt, Love and the Cavs better get it together over the next 48 hours, as the defending champion San Antonio Spurs will be in town on Wednesday.

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