Dwyane Wade knows his team is slipping.
Following Cleveland's 109-95 loss to the lowly Kings on Wednesday, the Cavs guard admitted he and his teammates have been on a bit of a downward spiral but said he isn't concerned about their ability to bounce back.
"Sometimes, when you're winning as much as you're winning, you have slippage," Wade said, via ESPN . "We've had some slippage, and we've got to figure out a way to nip it in the bud before it becomes: 'We in a rut, and we've got to get ourselves back out of it.'
"We're out of rhythm We had a flow going, we had a rhythm going, but then things changed a little bit. You trying to bring new guys back. Tristan [Thompson] came back, and then the lineup was different. And you try to figure out your game. That's the part of it when you have guys who you know that was out, and then they come back in. So we out of sorts a little bit, we out of rhythm, and we got to find it back. We will."
The Cavs were on a hot streak after earning 18 wins in 19 games, but have since dropped three of their last four meetings, beginning with a loss to the Bucks on Dec. 19 before falling to the Warriors on Christmas Day. Wednesday's loss to Sacramento was also the first time Cleveland lost by double digits since Nov. 1.
Still, Wade understands that lessons come from losses and has faith that his team will get back on track.
"It happens," Wade said. "Obviously, we talk to each other. We respect each other, what we have to say. You have a conversation. It's a part of it. Everyone wants to be perfect on the floor. No one wants to make mistakes, but we can't do too much when everybody's on the floor. When we get to the sideline, there's a break in action, we have to talk to each other."
The Cavs (24-11) will wrap up their three-game roadtrip against the Jazz (15-21) at 8 p.m. ET Saturday.