INDEPENDENCE: Cavaliers security is reviewing footage to see if an identification is possible of the fan who racially taunted San Antonio Spurs guard Patty Mills on Sunday at Quicken Loans Arena.

Mills was at the free-throw line with 2:29 remaining in the Spurs’ 110-94 victory when on the ABC broadcast a fan can be heard yelling, “Hey, Jamaican dog, they want their bobsledder back. Hey Mills, Jamaica just called, they want their bobsledder back!”

Mills is a native of Australia who is black and has Aboriginal roots. He wears his hair in partial dreadlocks.

When alerted to the insensitive comments via social media, Mills said on Twitter, “I am a proud Islander. Like my Jamaican Brothers, me & my family in the islands of the Torres Strait have experienced racial slurs for decades. Hope your efforts will enlighten this confused, hateful fan. #BlackHistoryMonth.”

On Monday, Cavs fan @cleveland_cam apologized to Mills via Twitter.

“Hey @Patty_Mills, I’d like to apologize for the fan who made racist remarks towards you,” @cleveland_cam wrote. “That’s not what we’re about in CLE & I don’t want you to think that we are like that. My dad & I were talking at the game how much we respected your hard work to become a great bball player.”

Too predictable

Cavs coach Tyronn Lue used the team’s fourth practice with four players acquired at the Feb. 8 trade deadline to add six or seven offensive sets out of the elbow and called it “a good teaching day.”

“Right now we’re predictable offensively, and teams are kind of sitting on that and taking advantage of that,” Lue said. “We just gotta keep continuing to learn on the fly and just keep sticking with it every day.”

Rodney Hood said the Cavs became stagnant offensively against the Spurs.

“We got to be aggressive. Especially not depending on LeBron [James] to do a lot,” Hood said. “We got to be aggressive, especially in transition. We got to be able to make plays. We can, but we just got to be confident to make plays while he’s on the court, and I think that’s the biggest thing that he stressed to us today.”

Lue deemed “careless” some of the Cavs’ 16 turnovers (six by James), which the Spurs converted into 29 points. But with the Cavs limited in what they could run with Hood, Jordan Clarkson, Larry Nance Jr. and George Hill on the floor, Lue said the Cavs were especially overmatched when the Spurs switched.

He said the Spurs used Mills, Bryn Forbes and Tony Parker to switch on James, so the coaches illustrated where the Cavs are supposed to be in such situations.

Ex-Utah Jazz guard Hood said he’s trying to figure out where he fits. Asked if he feels like he’s learning a foreign language, Hood said, “It’s getting better. It’s getting better. It took me a while to learn Spanish. All of us are picking it up very quickly. We just got to continue to speed up that learning process so it will be become natural.”

Not looking ahead

Hood will be a restricted free agent in July, which means he can sign an offer sheet with any team, but the Cavs hold the right of first refusal. Hood said what his future holds is not on his mind.

“I mean, now, I’m playing to try to win a championship,” Hood said. “Right now it’s just all about winning and that will take care of itself during the summer.”

‘Equality’ shoe drawing

Four hundred pairs of Nike LeBron 15 “Equality” shoes will be available in the LBJ x EQUALITY Sweepstakes, with the first entry free and those after $10 each. Proceeds will benefit the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture. For more information, go to equality.rallyup.com.

Marla Ridenour can be reached at mridenour@thebeaconjournal.com. Read the Cavs blog at www.ohio.com/cavs. Follow her on Twitter at www.twitter.com/MRidenourABJ.