Not a Recap: Denver 124, Cleveland 102 (or, Winter March to Zion)

2019-01-20

Forgive us, Cavs fans. The dregs of January are here, and unexpected commitments forced us to miss the live thread. Personally, I picked the absolute worst weekend to travel to the higher latitudes. It’s about -15 wind chill where I’m at in Michigan. The Cavaliers also suffered from the January chills, as they were dismantled by the red hot Nuggets in the first half, getting outscored 70-46 before Cleveland outscored…

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Live Thread: Cavs @ Pelicans

2019-01-09

After getting throttled by 35 Friday, Cleveland faces Anthony Davis’ Pelicans again, this time in frosty confines of the Smoothie King center. Let’s hope Cleveland puts up a better fight, but without Larry Nance, that could be tough. Look Ante Zizic and Jalen Jones to get some time against the Brow tonight, and Tristan Thompson to try like hell to stay out of foul trouble. Hopefully the road trip will…

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Recap: New Orleans 133, Cleveland 98 (or, Shades of 2011)

2019-01-06

This team is awful, and it’s not the team’s fault. It’s the fault of Dan Gilbert, whose hubris and ego led him to believe that he could coddle James and get away with it for years, believing that the narcissistic superstar would give Cleveland the hometown discount in preferring Mo Williams over Dwyane Wade. When James declined, Gilbert’s ego led him to believe that the team that James (and Danny…

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Live Thread: Cavs vs Pelicans

2019-01-05

  Well we’ll see how tonight goes. For the Pels, MVP candidate Anthony Davis wl be suiting up which probably spells doom for the Cavs. I’ll let AC sum it up. The Pelicans are led by Anthony Davis, who is having a career year,28 pts, 13 rebs, 2.5 balks — Austin Carr (@MrCavalier34) January 6, 2019 The guy actually balking? Nikola Mirotic, who’s out with an ankle injury. Out for…

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Recap: Atlanta 111, Cleveland 108 (or, Vinced & Burked)

2018-12-30

This was a fun one, Cavs fans. Cleveland battled back from an 11 point early first quarter deficit to tie the game, only to be done in by missed free throws, bad execution, and an inability to rebound as they were edged out in the final minute by Vince Carter and the Atlanta Hawks. Vinsanity was in the air in Atlanta as the 41 year old Carter turned back the…

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Live Thread: Cavs @ Hawks

2018-12-29

Winnable game alert: the Cavs are 1-1 versus the Hawks and the Hawks (like the Cavs) are on the second night of a back-to-back. Of course, this Atlanta team now includes one of the NBA’s best sophomores, John Collins, and is 4-1 in their last five. They also play at the NBA’s fastest pace… Hawks are 1 st in NBA in pace 106.07, 3rd in TO'S forced,16.9- 4 bath in…

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Recap: Chicago 112, Cleveland 92 (or, Holiday Blues)

2018-12-24

The Holiday Blues started at approximately 7:20 PM, December 23rd for the Cleveland Cavaliers, and included a healthy dose of Holiday Orange in the guise of Cleveland’s “City Edition” Tide Pod unis. Those duds can now be officially retired after a 25 point route in the second half to the league worst Chicago Bulls. You read that right. Cleveland led this one by five at the half, and then played…

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Live Thread: Bulls vs Cavs

2018-12-23

Tonight at 6PM EST, the Chicago Bulls take on the Cleveland Cavaliers in what could be the most important game of the season for these two teams. The losing team of this game will take the lead in the race for the 2019 first overall draft pick. -ATrain#nba #basketball pic.twitter.com/yL9ZpNeur2 — Basketball Tip Off (@BBallTipoff) December 23, 2018 Happy Christmas Eve Eve, Cavs fans. If you watched the Browns dismantle…

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Santa’s Cavalier Swap Meet, East Edition

2018-12-18

It’s that time of year again, no, not the holiday season, I’m talking NBA trade season. Dec. 15th was the date that players signed in the summer of 2018 could be traded. We already saw our first move when the Wizards moved Kelly Oubre and Austin Rivers for Phoenix’s Trevor Ariza. The Cavs are in full sale mode, and they’ve got an asset most everyone wants: 2019 cap space. The…

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Recap: Philadelphia 128, Cleveland 105 (or, Starting to Fail)

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2018-12-16

Cleveland ran with the Sixers for three quarters, until Philadelphia decided they’d had enough of the Cavs’ bench, and ripped off a 14-0 run in the early fourth en route to a 39-20 quarter to put a blowout on the Cavs. Philly’s starters were an order of magnitude better than Cleveland’s whose leader among the starters in plus/minus was Ante Zizic and his -16, Sexton, Hood, Osman, and Burks were…

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Live Thread: Cavs vs 76ers

2018-12-16

The Sixers come to town on this gray Sunday afternoon. Jimmy Butler is listed as questionable for this one, and normally I’d think he’d sit out, but with Philly smarting from a thumping at the hands of the Pacers, and with only a game and a half separating second place from fifth place in the East, I wonder if they’ll take the chance. Though, judging by the way the Milwaukee…

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Recap: Milwaukee 114, Cleveland 102 (or, Alphabet Soup)

2018-12-15

The Bucks put little respect on the Cavs’ name tonight, opting to rest Khris Middleton and Malcolm Brogdon, much like they rested Giannis earlier this week in Milwaukee. Cleveland overcame a putrid first quarter to almost make Milwaukee pay for it, as the wine and Gold cut the Milwaukee lead which had been as much as 17 down to just five points with three minutes remaining. Alas, there was just…

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