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Fear the Newsletter: The Cavs lost again

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NBA: Sacramento Kings at Cleveland Cavaliers Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

Fear the Newsletter - January 26, 2017

Here's today's Fear the Newsletter, where we will always try to set you up like Kyrie passing to LeBron off the glass.

TALK TO ME: In a weird game, the Cavs lost to the Kings in overtime last night. Cleveland seemed to have locked the game up at a few points, but unraveled at each turn. And now they've lost six of their last eight games.

LEGEND HAS IT: Today is an off day for the game, as the Cavs host the Brooklyn Nets tomorrow in Friday. But even so, expect some chatter about the Cavs all day. Things are just a little wonky right now, even when there isn't a game.

ALL DUE RESPECT: The Celtics took down the Rockets because of Isaiah Thomas. Marc Gasol scored a career high 42 points as the Grizzles beat the Raptors. The Warriors, in Steph Curry's hometown, took down the Hornets. The Clippers, Jazz and Spurs all had the night off.

JOB WELL DONE: The Cavs need to change their rotation. Richard Jefferson missed last night's game due to the birth of his baby boy. Even in a loss, Kevin Love and LeBron connected for an insane outlet pass.

Oh, and the Cavs reportedly turned down the Knicks' advances on a Carmelo for Kevin Love deal. That also happened yesterday.

CROWN: Eric Koreen's personal essay on continuing the battle mental illness on a daily basis is the first thing you should read today. The Step Back's Scott Rafferty on Lillard/McCollum pick and rolls being really unique. ESPN's Zach Lowe picked his All-Stars. The WaPo's Tim Bontempts on the surging Wizards. Lastly, ESPN's feature on Greg Oden trying to figure out his life.

That's it for today. Drop your questions, comments and concerns to christopherwmanning@gmail.com and we'll talk tomorrow ahead of Cavs-Nets.