• The Point Four-ward: R-E-L-A-X
  • The Wood Shop: Looking At The Best Cleveland Lineups To Date with Plus-Minus Data
  • Podcast Episode 119: “Laxative Endorsement.”
  • Recap: Golden State 126, Cleveland 91 (MLK Redux)
  • Live Thread: Cavs @ Warriors

Live Thread: Suns @ Cavs

Fresh of a six-game road trip that ended with a complete thrashing at the hand of the Golden State Warriors, the Cleveland Cavaliers return to Quicken Loans Arena tonight for their second meeting of the season against the Phoenix Suns. With a 4-4 record over their last eight games, the Cavaliers have been struggling a bit, but a return home, combined with some practice time and a game against a…

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The Point Four-ward: R-E-L-A-X

1) So what happened during the the latest road trip? The Cavs are coming off a stretch of mediocre basketball, going 4-4 in 2017 (including a six game road trip starting in Brooklyn and ending in Oakland).  The Cavs offense has really gone off the rails, posting an anemic 99.8 Offensive Rating, which is 3rd worst in the NBA during that stretch.  They’ve also managed the worst Assist to Turnover Ratio and…

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The Wood Shop: Looking At The Best Cleveland Lineups To Date with Plus-Minus Data

It’s that time of year again. The time when I look at all the five-man lineup data available for the Cavs and definitively say which Cavs are the best ever when grouped together and which ones should be traded – or at least gossiped about behind their backs. It’s the time when I may start touting some obscure lineup of guys that’re simply performing better than they should be. HOW…

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Podcast Episode 119: “Laxative Endorsement.”

Tom Pestak and Nate Smith tried to shake off the mid-season doldrums and discussed the Warriors’ loss and its significance (or lack thereof). Beyond that we, we examined…  Tom’s deep dive on Kyrie Irving, analytics, and NBA perception. Does LeBron Make everyone a roleplayer? Draymond Green, biggest villain in the NBA? Cavs Defense: can they go all millennial and be whatever, whenever they want to be, or do they have…

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Recap: Golden State 126, Cleveland 91 (MLK Redux)

Cleveland walked into a Bay Area buzzsaw tonight, getting sliced in half by the Golden State Warriors. The Dubs went up 7-0 to start the game and never trailed. Cleveland seemed lackadaisical on defense, uninspired on offense, poorly coached, and… old, as the younger, hungrier Dubs put it to them for the second year in a row on MLK day. Lets get to it. First Quarter: Cleveland came out with three misses and…

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Live Thread: Cavs @ Warriors

Greetings, Cavs fans. Big game tonight… Cleveland completes its road trip tonight in Oakland where they look to sweep the Warriors in the regular season after wining their Christmas day battle, 109-108. The Roaracle will be roaring, and the Dubs will be looking for payback after their loss. Meanwhile, the Cavs look to keep up their integration of Kyle Korver into the offense, and to solve some of their recent…

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Live Thread: Cavs @ Kings (#TuneUp)

Life on the road isn’t always a smooth ride. Sometimes you need to take a pit stop for a quick tune up… especially after a fairly brutal back-to-back trip through some inclement weather. Even though they picked up a brand new part heading into this long journey into the west, the Cavs are still trying to find the time to integrate him properly. A general lack of test driving in…

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Talking Cavs with Mark Neal

No panic this season, but the Cavs are struggling.  Mark and I talked about the issues facing the Cavs and went around the Association.  I’m interested in our communities thoughts on the question how this generation of NBA players ranks as far as talent, skill, and entertainment value – I gave Mark my thoughts and we took a few callers who had their opinions.   Enjoy!

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Recap: Blazers 102, Cavs 86 (Or, Monday Can’t Come Soon Enough)

Overview:  The Cavaliers followed a miserable shooting evening against the Jazz with a truly horrific one in Portland nailing only 34.1% of their shots. The Cavs had more turnovers than assists as they lost every quarter against a hungrier, more disciplined Blazers squad. The Breakdown: Cleveland began the evening almost like an NFL team in that the plays seemed variably scripted. I’m not sure whether it was intentional or not,…

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