Live Thread: Cavs vs. Pistons

The Cavs come into this critical contest, having dropped their last two and hoping to avoid their longest losing streak since January against the feisty Pistons… oh wait, it’s not the playoffs yet? <stifled yawn> Okay, let’s start again… The Cavs, after a weekend holiday against the Celtics where they generously rested their starters to make sure Boston would be their first round opponent to get them ready for the playoffs, will be…


Preview: Potential First Round Match-Ups

                          First off, if you haven’t yet already, make sure you check out David’s excellent recap of last night’s division clinching win for the Cavs over the Bucks. And with that victory, the Cavs have also officially locked up the second seed in the Eastern Conference, giving them more than a week to finally take a few moments…


Recap: Cavs 114, Heat 88 (or, There Is No Spoon…)

The Cavs took on the Heat tonight in the fourth and final meeting of the regular season. If it does come to pass that they wind up meeting again in the first round of the playoffs, this particular face-off should resonate as the one where LeBron got past the supposed mental block of facing his good friend Dwayne Wade and his former team (by realizing they are only dangerous if…


Live Thread: Cavs vs. Heat (Now With Bonus Tom Talking Cavs with Mark Neal!)

With the last regular season matchup between the Cavs and the Heat ready to unfold on national television tonight… the key question for LeBron (based on how the last three meetings with Miami have gone) might be “Where is my mind?” So… which LBJ will we get for this potential playoff preview? Bizarro Tyler Durden LeBron (who we saw in his two odd trips to Miami where the Cavs lost both…


Recap: Cavs 87, Sixers 86 (or, Ugliest Win of the Season?)

There were potentially three reasons to tear yourself away from March Madness to witness this late-season contest between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Philadelphia 76ers… 1) To see if the Cavs would snag their 16th straight home victory 2) To see if LeBron James would pass Patrick Ewing to crack the top 20 NBA scorers of all time 3) To see who would win the battle of the flat-tops… Nerlens Noel or…


Live Thread: Cavs vs. Sixers

In true March Madness tradition… the Cavaliers will go for their own “Sweet 16” as they try to win their 16th straight home game today against Sam’s Club the 76ers. The lottery-bound Sixers were blown out Friday 119-98 by the Clippers, although they have two more shots before the end of March to tie their season best of six wins in a month. Philadelphia has only three wins over teams with…


An Open Letter to Earl Joseph Smith, III

Dear Earl, I have two words for you… I’m sorry. I don’t know if you’ve already heard this mea culpa sentiment from other former doubters, haters or pessimists, but I for one can say in all honesty that I completely misjudged what your impact on this team would be from the start.


Live Thread: Cavs @ Bucks

The Cavs roll into the Harris Bradley Center to face the reeling Bucks for an early afternoon tilt. The Bucks are losers of five straight and 12 of 15, which has endangered their six seed in the EC. They are just 4-12 since swapping Brandon Knight for Michael Carter-Williams, and lost a heartbreaker Friday in a 129-127 triple-overtime loss to Brooklyn. The Cavs secured their first playoff spot since 2010 after Friday’s win…


Recap: Cavs 95, Pacers 92 (or, Clinchin’ Ain’t Easy… But It Sure Is Sweet!)

Whew… that was closer than expected. While the Cavs were looking to avenge two prior losses to an upstart Pacers team, still missing PG-13 and without David West for much of the night, Indiana fought like a cornered animal for their slightly fading playoff hopes in this last meeting between these two teams (at least in the regular season). It didn’t help that LBJ was almost sick enough to miss this…


Live Thread: Cavs vs. Pacers

LeBron was questionable for tonight’s final match-up against the Pacers with an illness that forced him to miss today’s shootaround. It sounds like he will give it a go though, as the Cavs attempt to even the season series against a potential first round opponent in Indiana. The Cavs lost the last two outings against the Pacers (both on Indy’s home floor), but the last time were without both LBJ…


Recap: Hawks 106, Cavs 97 (or, Pick Your Poison… )

The Cavs ran into the NBA’s equivalent of a mythical nine-headed monster last night in Atlanta. Dangerous because of the ability to kill you in so many different ways, and from so many different places, this Hawks team (like the monstrous hydra) lived up to its lethal label. The Cavs were determined early to cut off the head responsible for three point shooting, but where one head got severed, two…


Live Thread: Cavs @ Hawks

Fresh off of outscoring the Raptors in an old-fashioned barn-burner, the Cavs roll into the ATL looking to ground the high-flying birds and show them exactly who the EC is going to run through in the playoffs. But Atlanta has had a couple of days off to figure out the best ways to hard foul LeBron in the paint stop LeBron from scoring. LBJ says he’s “mad as hell… and he’s not…