Live Thread: Cavs vs Lakers (Prophecies and Revelations)


None of my fallacious predictions bother me, but I am haunted by the articles I never wrote. In late November 2016, I hemmed and hawed on writing about LeBron James, Phil Jackson, and The King’s indigence over the Zen Master’s “posse” comments. My premise was to be that LeBron’s issue with Phil’s diction represented a larger problem: that LeBron’s and the left of center NBA’s quibbling over word choice echoed…


Live Thread: Cavs @ Pistons


Here we go again. After four days off for Cleveland, and a whoppung fuve days off for Detroit, two rested squads square off at Little Ceaser’s Arena. For the Cavs, Larry is still starting at the four and looks to go against Blake Griffin, while TT will take on Drummond. On the injury front, the Cavs are missing Hill, Dekker, and Love while Detroit is missing only Luke Kennard. Lets…


On the GL: Scouting the Charge


As the Cavs were taking on the Bulls, Saturday night, I traveled to downtown Canton to take in the Charge home opener. The Cavs’ G-League little brother, The Canton Charge, took down Atlanta’s affiliate, the Erie Bayhawks, 116-112 in a haphazard affair that saw no less than seven technical free throws, five delay of game calls, and 45 turnovers. It’s a whole different atmosphere down in the GL. There’s a…


Podcap: Oklahoma City 96, Cleveland 86 (or, Milquetoast Motivators)

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After trailing by as much as 16 in the early third quarter, Cleveland came all the way back to lead by two with six minutes left. OKC rallied to hold the wine and gold to just four points for the rest of the game while Dennis Schöder scored seven down the stretch to bring the Thunder the win. The umlaut finished with a game high 28 points on 19 shots…


Live Thread: Cavs vs. Thunder


Buckle up, Cavs fans. On paper, this looks like another winnable game against an ailing squad. Do-everything guard, Russell Westbrook is out with a bum ankle, and noted Cavs killer, Dennis Schröeder looks to start for OKC. The umlaut is also known as Schroeder’s cat around these parts, because he only seems to play well when we’re looking. The rest of the time, he stinks. In other news, the Cavs…


Recap: Denver 110, Cleveland 91 (or, “A four! A four! My Kingdom for a four!”)


After jumping on the Nuggets with a 27-15 first quarter, the Cavs got bushwacked. Denver turned the tables in the second, outscoring the Cavs 35-15, and then put the game away in the third. Juancho Jernangomez, who’d been inactive the night before, finished with 23 points and five triples for the Nuggets who looked a couple of orders of magnitude better as a team than Atlanta. The Cavs have a…


Live Thread: Cavs vs. Nuggets


The Nuggets are in the Q tonight, and you know what that means: one of Cleveland’s favorite sons is back in town. That’s right, Mark Price returns to town as a Nuggets assistant. With Mark in the ranks, is it any wonder that Denver at 6-1 is one of the biggest early season surprises in the NBA. The Nuggets are coming off a last second overtime win in Chicago last…


Live Thread: Cavs vs. Hawks (take 2)


Larry Drew makes his debut tonight as the acting interim coach voice of the Cavs. Sam Dekker looks to start at power forward in Kevin Love’s absense again. Look for the Cavs to play hard after being embarrassed by the Hawks last week. And with this being a chance to silence some of the noise, and to get a win before playing the Nuggets and going on the road for…


Recap: Atlanta 133, Cleveland 111 (or, Stink-tion Level Event)


Right now, the Cavs are arguably the worst team in the NBA. The Atlanta Hawks were ranked 29th in the NBA by ESPN’s preseason power poll, and despite missing a starter and two rotation players, the Cavs just gave them their first win. While the 30th ranked Kings won, the Cavaliers lost resoundingly to a team they were favored to beat by eight. To make matter worse, the Cavs rolled…


Live Thread: Cavs vs. Hawks


Seven teams remain without a win in this fledgling NBA season, and with both the Hawks and Cavs at 0-2, something’s got to give. Cleveland makes its home debut after giving up big second quarter runs to the Raptors and T-Wolves. The Hawks come in having given up 257 points to the Knicks and Grizzlies, with an average loss margin of 16.5. Leading the Hawks have been Taurean Waller-Prince who…


Recap: Minnesota 131, Cleveland 123 (Cedi’s you’s a balla’, but…)


Froggy Fresh and Moneymaker Mike here. Yeah, we’re bringing it back to 2010 for Froggy’s ode to Derrick Rose (still together!), Pau Gasol, Joakim Noah, the Bulls, and most especially we’re “talkin’ bout that man, Jimmy Butler.” Now the Cav’s all ’bout to get slaughtered Cause Jimmy Butler is your father Preach, Froggy. After a nice opening seven minutes that saw the Cavs up 13-21, the Wolves outscored the Cavs 56-28…


The Aluminum Anniversary


Well folks, it’s hard to believe, but we’re about to tip off our 10th season of Cavs: the Blog, tonight. This blog was started way back in 2008-2009 when John Krolik spun up this lowly site for the ESPN TrueHoop network. The oldest post on this site was January 7, 2009, but I believe that a form of it may have existed before we went to WordPress. Regardless, it’s our…