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Manhandled in Milwaukee

December 29th, 2004
by Yao

thumbnailThe game last night against Milwaukee was a really tough one for us (115-87 loss). They played with more energy than we did and we gave away too many second chances. They were very aggressive and I spent a lot of the game frustrated as I found myself doubled and even triple-teamed at times. Regardless, I still feel like I should have found a way to help my team more, and was disappointed by my performance.

Tonight is another road game and is a big contest for us. We play Cleveland, and they have the second-best record in the East, right behind Miami. They are a very good young team, coming off a huge win last night. They are one of the only teams from their conference having a lot of success against the teams in the West, so it should be a pretty interesting match-up. And as an individual, LeBron James is having an amazing year. Even as a fellow player in this league, it’s still fun to see so young a guy, be so good. The thing about Cleveland is however, as LeBron goes, so go the Cavs. One of our main jobs then, is to make sure we shut LeBron down, and that no one else steps up.