Cavaliers 'haven't accepted losing'

Independence, OH (WOIO) - The Cavaliers returned to practice on Tuesday, fresh off a three-game road trip that saw them extend their losing streak to five games, fall to 16-32 overall, and become the subject of a scathing article in the New York Daily News that painted an ugly picture of friction at practice and early-morning carousing at nightclubs.

"I'm not gonna say I didn't see it, didn't read it,but at the end of the day we got no control over that. All we can control is here, how hard we work, how hard we play. That should be our main focus", center Andy Varejao said.

The Cavs are currently four and a half games out in the playoff standings, even in a conference in which only five teams are above .500, well below owner Dan Gilbert's expectations. Head coach Mike Brown was asked on Tuesday if some of his players have accepted losing.

"No, I don't feel that. I feel that it hurts the guys. I don't think anybody's comfortable with losing. Our locker room after a game is not a happy one", said Brown.

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