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LeBron James gives himself an ‘F’ for play against Celtics

The Cavs’ star wasn’t happy with his eight turnovers.

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After the Cleveland Cavaliers hung on to beat the Boston Celtics last night, LeBron was his own biggest critic. He went as far to give himself an ‘F’ for his performance.

“I think I was horrible tonight. In every facet of the game, I was just pretty bad and it’s unacceptable,” James said. “I was just not concentrating on the game so it’s not always about the statistics. It’s about how I go out and I approach the game. I was happy that I got two All-Stars alongside me and I was able to carry us to a win.”

LeBron is probably being a bit hard on himself here. In 44 minutes against Boston, James finished 32 points, 11 assists and eight rebounds. But he did finish with eight turnovers, tying his season high. He also made a lazy tap back with 3:26 that set up an easy steal and dunk for Avery Bradley that cut Cleveland’s lead to three. At one point, the Cavaliers lead by 20.

“I just didn’t see him,” James said. “Definitely got to pay attention to what’s going on in the flow of the game. I was just throwing it back in to Kyrie and he just jumped it so if I was paying attention to him, with Avery being the defensive-minded guy he is, I should have seen him. Big mistake.”

Those All-Stars he’s talking about? Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving, who combined to score 62 of the Cavaliers’ 124 points.