Hood and Osman were hurt in Friday's loss to the Lakers at Staples Center.
The extremely nonchalant James somehow managed to freeze just about every member of the Lakers' on-court lineup before casually dishing the ball off to Ante Zizic, whom no one playing for Los Angeles had managed to see.
Kyle Korver admitted it has worn on the team's psyche. As the Cavaliers called timeout while down 115-94, James palmed the ball and motioned as if he wanted to throw it in frustration before cocking back. He was the only Cleveland starter outside James to score in double-figures.
"It's hard to gauge because we have just so many guys out", Korver said post-game. "Never played against JC and Larry, other than practice". "It's another game, but definitely one that's going to be fun to play in".
Federer takes care of business, Daniel stuns Djokovic
South African seventh seed Kevin Anderson also prevailed in his second round match, 7-5 6-4 over Russian Evgeny Donskoy. But at the same time, I just didn't feel good at all. "I just completely lost rhythm, everything", said Djokovic.
"What's your biggest area of concern right now?" a reporter asked James following Sunday's game.
The Los Angeles Lakers picked up a 127-113 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers last night and Isaiah Thomas had exactly the kind of game that a player hopes to have against a team that recently traded him away. He will either sign another deal with the Cavaliers, or go to the Los Angeles Lakers, Houston Rockets or the Philadelphia 76ers. Thomas, however, did not see his brilliant performance as a revenge game against the team that unceremoniously traded him away in the middle of the National Basketball Association season apparently due, in part, to his "lack of humility".
"I don't need to show anybody", Thomas said. "They know what I can do". The world knows what I can do and what I bring to the table. The Cavaliers have won just four of their last 10 games.
James could leave Cleveland as a free agent this summer and the Lakers are tipped to land the 14-time NBA All Star.
Cards expected to release RB Adrian Peterson on Monday
Before joining the Cardinals, Peterson played four games with the Saints. Peterson suffered a neck injury during the 12th week, ending his season.
He was re-evalauted by the Lakers medical staff on Sunday, and while the team said he is "progressing well with his treatment", he will be held out Tuesday against Denver and Wednesday in Golden State before meeting with doctors again on Thursday. Nance Jr. was solid with 16 points and eight rebounds, though he broke his career-long string of three consecutive double doubles.Clarkson really struggled, shooting 1-of-8 for four points in his worst game as a Cav.Thomas had no such trouble.
"Yeah, they stopped by [the locker room] on their way in - uninvited", Lakers coach Luke Walton deadpanned before the game.
Thomas' parting with Cleveland wasn't harmonious, and the 5-foot-9 dynamo took a few portentous looks in the direction of the Cavs' bench - but he claimed he was only talking smack to Floyd Mayweather, his good friend sitting next to Jack Nicholson.
Maryland adds almost 13000 jobs in January
The Manhattan metropolitan area, at 2.9 percent continued to have the lowest unemployment rate in Kansas. North Carolina's jobless picture has been above the national average most of the previous year.