1) Have your star give up at half time because he isn't getting calls or help from his teammates.
2) See the 2 other parts of number 1? Yeah, those.
3) Have bad teammates.
4) Don't score on turnovers.
5) Mail in the 4th quarter.
Seriously, that last one was the most infuriating part. If the Cavs start fouling at the 3 minute mark and then executing quick 3s on the offensive end they have a chance, however improbable of at least staying in it.
Letting your opponent use the full 24 seconds nearly every possession when you're down by more than 15 with 3 minutes left and then when you get the ball using 18-20 second before taking a crappy outside shot is some of the most idiotic play I have ever witnessed. Granted, the Cavs were so bad tonight they would have missed most of their shots anyway, but at least you're not GIVING UP. Jesus.
They quit with 5 minutes left. They really did. And LeBron quit before the opening technical in the second half.
I'm not going to gripe in detail about the refs, I'll let someone else do that, but I will say this one thing: All you people who think that touching LeBron is an automatic foul need to eat your words after tonight. The Cavs got at least half a dozen fouls in the 3rd and 4th for standing there and doing nothing (which they did incredibly well tonight) while LeBron would get roflstomped going to the hoop and there would be no call either way. I mean, the Cavs would stand there and purposely let Howard score and then they'd get whistled anyway.
Cavs deserved to lose. Why? Because they played like losers.