• Recap: Cleveland 119, Indiana 114 (or Signs of a Comeback)
  • InstaCap [R1G3]: Cavs 119, Pacers 114 (The Chosen One)
  • Playoff Live Thread: Cavs vs Pacers, Game 3, #HomeCookin’
  • The Point-Fourward: We Know Things Now
  • Links to the Present: 4/20/17 Cavs look to go up 3-0

Playoff Live Thread: Cavs vs Pacers, Game 3, #HomeCookin’

The Pacers finally get to play a playoff game at home, where they went 29-12, a record that is on par with the top 4 teams in each conference.  They will look to get Myles Turner, C.J. Miles, and Monta Ellis in a rhythm, to generate efficient offense when the Cavs elect to focus in on Paul George.  George has been critical of teammates Lance Stephenson and Myles Turner.  The…

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The Point-Fourward: We Know Things Now

Four points I’m thinking about the Playoffs… 1. With each playoff series two games in, we now have enough evidence to make sweeping conclusions and informed predictions. It sounds somewhat crazy to say that two games of playoff basketball is more informative than 82 games of regular season ball. The game is about matchups and a singular matchup can’t tell us everything we need to know about a teams’ future…

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Links to the Present: 4/20/17 Cavs look to go up 3-0

Cavs Pacers Game 3 preview | Cavs.com The Pacers look to rebound against the Cavs in Indiana.  Cavs are 12-0 when leading a series 2-0. Before we hit the road, get prepped for #CavsPacers Game 3 with our @Jeep Infographic:#DefendTheLand pic.twitter.com/LcKFKS57sd — Cleveland Cavaliers (@cavs) April 20, 2017 Cavs unconventional 1-3, 3-1 pick and roll is killing the Pacers | Cleveland Plain Dealer Most NBA teams use a 1-4 or 1-5…

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The Wood Shop: Kevin’s Finally Being Kevin

Over the first two games against the Pacers, Kevin Love has been the surprise stud of the team. He may not be the flashiest Cavalier, but he’s doing work. And, he’s doing it very efficiently. He’s averaging 22 a night, shooting 50% from 3-land, and has a true shooting percentage of 88.7%. Basically, if Kevin shoots the ball, the Cavs will get a point from him making it or hitting…

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Playoff Live Thread: Cavs vs Pacers, Game 2, #HeroBall

After surviving game 1, the Cavs look to clean up some of the unforced errors that prevented them from cruising to a comfortable victory.  Coach Lue mentioned that the initial half-court defense was fairly stout (in the second half, perhaps) but that the 50/50 balls were all going to Indiana.  While not a must-win for either team, the Cavs as a franchise have apparently (per NBA.com) never lost a playoff…

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Podcast Episode 133: Easter Surprises

One game into the 2017 NBA Playoffs, things are playing out pretty much as expected… unless of course you’re a Celtics, Raptors or Clippers fan and you find your home court advantage got cracked like an Easter egg. From a Cavalier perspective, Game 1 against the Pacers might have been a wee bit more fragile than we hoped for, but still a close win is better than a close loss….

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Playoff Recap: Cavs 109, Pacers 108 (or, Uncharitable Contributions)

It’s somewhat ironic that the start of the NBA post season coincides with the end of tax season. After all, teams work hard all year to find loopholes in the salary cap to avoid tax penalties and try to position themselves leading up to the playoff deadline to insure they get the maximum return. When the Cavs filed the 1040 on their regular season, complete with the deductions they could…

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Playoff Live Thread: Cavs vs. Pacers, Game 1 (#WhoAreYou?)

After 82 games and five roller coaster months, we’re not much closer to knowing just who the Cleveland Cavaliers are. Injuries, inconsistency, roster moves and general malaise have all complicated the identity of the defending NBA Champions. Are they the team that went 25-7 before the end of 2016… or the team that went 26-24 in 2017? Are they the team that rallied from 14 down to beat Golden State…

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