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…


Uniformity: Dressing for Success

The Cavs are looking sharper in the alt blue unis…but are they lucky? Though seemingly mothballed after the home loss to the New York Knicks for what could only have been karmic reasons, we’ve seen a recent resurgence of the Cavs alternate blue uniforms. Since their unfortunate debut, the Cavs have evened up their record in the alt unis to 2-2. It remains to be seen if this positive trend…


Recap: Rockets 105, Cavs 103 (or, an Epic Battle for MVP…)

For fans of nationally televised, playoff-intensity basketball, it didn’t get much better than this overtime thriller between the Cavs and Rockets. And for fans of MVP-style match ups, there wasn’t a much better one to be had than The King vs. The Beard. Though the Cavs came out on the short end in this one, they fought hard against the third best team in the West and had a shot…


Live Thread: Cavs @ Rockets

Sorry for the delay guys! LeBron is back and looking to take down another MVP rival in The Beard… Cavs look to get back on the winning track (even without Kyrie). Going to be a challenging one today against the Rockets… I believe the Cavs will ride another strong performance from LBJ to victory… Prediction: Cavs 115-111. Fire up the comments!


Recap: Pacers 93, Cavs 86 (or, All Kinds of Stuck… and Stuckey)

Well… even though a Cavs loss was not the way I had hoped to start my first shot at a full recap, there was still a lot of heart to be found in the wine and gold squad last night. Though they were missing Kyrie (due to a shoulder strain) and LeBron (due to Coach Blatt’s decision to rest him), the rest of the team definitely came revved up to…