LeBron not embarrassed by 29-point loss, but David Blatt sure is

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It takes more than an ugly loss in December to embarrass LeBron James. The same can't be said for Cleveland Cavaliers head coach David Blatt.

Following an ugly 127-98 loss to the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday, James was asked if the 29-point drubbing embarrassed him.

"Nah," James said. "I'm embarrassed losing the Finals."

That's not to say James wasn't affected by the rout, though, as he turned to his little black book of motivational passages before speaking with the media following the game.

"It helps me from time to time," James said.

Blatt was less willing to turn the page on the unsightly outing, choosing to speak openly rather than turn to words of inspiration. He was brief in his post-game comments, but left little to the imagination.

"I don't have too, too much to say," Blatt said. "But I will say this. That was embarrassing how we played. I apologize to all the good fans who came out here, as they always do. Really just a poor, poor performance."

He's got that much right, with Wednesday standing as by far the team's worst loss of the year. The Cavs will have the opportunity to bounce back against the struggling Brooklyn Nets on Friday.

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