The Cleveland Cavaliers suffered a humbling defeat last night, capitulating to the Miami Heat in a 122-101 loss.
LeBron James didn't play a single second of the final 15 minutes of the game, sitting the entire fourth quarter and part of the third as the game was too far gone for Cleveland to mount any sort of a comeback.
Speaking to reporters after the game, James seemed upset with the manner of the loss, while also saying that he was concerned for any potential future game against the Heat.
As things stand, the Cavaliers could potentially play the Heat in the second round of the NBA playoffs later this year, and LeBron seems to be hoping the two sides can avoid each other.
"The way they've beat us here is a little concerning if we face them," James said after Saturday's loss.
The four-time MVP did go on to add, however, that he thinks the Cavs can improve on their latest poor performance.
"I think we'll be ready for it more. We didn't play with [our] potential. We didn't play our game. We let them play their game, and they took it to us," LeBron added, via ESPN.
LeBron has reason to be concerned by a potential playoff series against his former team. Since James returned to Cleveland last season, the Heat are 4-0 in regular season games against the Cavaliers, with the wins coming by a combined 60 points.
Everyone still expects the Cavaliers to take the top seed in the Eastern Conference, but it looks like they aren't as guaranteed to make the NBA Finals as people thought.