Live Thread: Bulls vs Cavs


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 — Basketball Tip Off (@BBallTipoff) December 23, 2018 Happy Christmas Eve Eve, Cavs fans. If you watched the Browns dismantle…


Santa’s Cavalier Swap Meet, East Edition


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…


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

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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…


Live Thread: Cavs vs 76ers


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…


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


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…


Live Thread: Cavs vs. Bucks


The Bucks return to the Q after whooping the Cavs in Milwaukee just a few days ago. This time, they will probably not be resting Giannis, so victory will be an even taller order for Cleveland. The Cavs are coming off a fun win over the Knicks while the Bucks got beat by 16 in Indianapolis, Wedenesday. For Cleveland, Kevin Love, Tristan Thompson, and John Henson all remain out. Let’s…


Live Thread: Cavs @ Bucks


It’s going to be a strange one. Matthew Dellavedova returns to the Fiserv Forum to face the guys he called teammates just a week ago, while George Hill faces off against the Cavs in his new hunter green digs. Cleveland comes into this one, depending on Delly to play some guard as they are down Rodney Hood, David Nwaba, John Henson, J.R. Smith, and Kevin Love. They do have G-Leaguers,…


Recap: Sacramento 129, Cleveland 110 (or, the Worst)


Much like Wednesday’s battle against the Dubs, The Cavs hung with the Kings for two and a half quarters before getting blown out and outscored by 19 in the second half. The Cavs’ six man rotation wasn’t able to hold up long enough mentally and physically to hang with De’Aaron Fox and and Buddy Hield who combined for 55 on 33 shots, including going 9-13 from downtown. If not for…


Recap: Toronto 106, Cleveland 95 (or, Get Mean or Get “Sonned”)


Cleveland fought the Kyle Lowry-less Raptors and the officials Saturday in a game that saw Toronto take advantage of a Cleveland energy lull to go on a 21-3 run in less than six minutes of the mid third quarter. The Cleveland bench almost brought the team back, as they Cut a Toronto lead that had once been 21 to just six in the early fourth. The Claw (Kawhi Leonard) and…


Live Thread: Cavs vs Raptors


It’s a tall order for the Cavs, tonight. Cleveland looks to bounce back from a moribund loss to Boston while the Raptors are coming off an overtime victory against the defending NBA champion Warriors. Yeah, the Raps look the best team in the Association right now, with Kawhi gunning for his first NBA MVP, Kyle Lowry leading all players in assists, and Paskal Siakam locking down most improved player award….


Live Thread: Cavs vs. Timberwolves


The Wolves roam into town tonight having won five of their last seven since the Jimmy Butler trade. Now there are only a couple of winning teams in that win column, but Cleveland can’t take them lightly. The Wolves are at full health, and Townes, especially, has been killing it lately. Karl-Anthony is fresh off posting a 35/22/6 and +17 night against the Bulls, so TT and Larry are going…


Recap: Los Angeles Lakers 109, Cleveland 105 (or, Return of the King, Return of the Cedi)


The Cavs led most of the way through the King’s return to the Q, and then lost in the waning moments when their offense mostly abandoned them. They couldn’t hit key shots, and couldn’t overcome a couple calls that didn’t go their way. Cleveland played inspired basketball from start to finish, and L.A. imported some south beach chill mode for three quarters before out-executing Cleveland down the stretch. Now when…