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Cavs hold players-only meeting, discuss accountability

Cavs hold player meeting (Source: Cleveland Cavaliers) Cavs hold player meeting (Source: Cleveland Cavaliers)
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The Cleveland Cavaliers held a players-only meeting following the firing of coach David Blatt, according to ESPN. 

According to David McMenamin of ESPN, LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love led the conversation, owning up to person faults. They held an open forum to express what they expected out each other. 

From ESPN:

     "It was like ripping off a scab," one team source said. "And it was exactly what needed to happen, I think it was what [Griffin] was hoping for."

    "It was very healthy for the team," another source said. "It probably needed to happen weeks ago."

    A central issue in the discussion, sources said, was the need for accountability within the team. One of the issues that was keeping the team from enjoying some of the successes of the season was the different set of rules for some players compared to others.

Cavs general manager David Griffin fired David Blatt, and turned the team to associate head coach Tyronn Lue, who was named the head coach. Following the Cavs loss to the Bulls in Lue's head coaching debut, the team has rattled off four consecutive victories. 

"“Sometimes you can win games in the regular season and get worse. I think we were regressing," Griffin said following the firing of Blatt. The Cavs were sitting on top of the Eastern Conference with a 30-11 record when Blatt was fired. 

The team appears to be on the right track after winning four consecutive games, including a signature win over the San Antonio Spurs on Saturday night.

In the last two games, James, Love, Irving each scored at least 20 points. Against the Detroit Pistons, the 'Big 3' combined for 77 points, and combined for 71 points against the Spurs.  

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