LeBron James said he apologized to his team after subbing himself out of Saturday night's game in the third quarter and leaving only four Cleveland Cavaliers players on the court, resulting in a technical foul.

The Cavaliers won the game, 109-97 over the Atlanta Hawks

"I blew a gasket. You know what that mean?" James said after the game. "I apologized to my teammates for it."

After Jared Cunningham threw the ball out of bounds while trying to feed James in the post with 6:11 remaining in the third quarter and the Cavs up 72-46, the Cleveland star stalked off the court and sat down on the bench. Atlanta inbounded the ball before Richard Jefferson could sub in, prompting referee Tony Brothers to call a technical foul on Cleveland.