• Recap: Cleveland 116, Washington 101 (Or, Layups and Three Pointers)
  • Live Thread: Wizards @ Cavs
  • Recap: Sacramento 129, Cleveland 110 (or, the Worst)
  • Breaking News/Live Thread: Delly Returns!/Cavs vs. Kings (#I’mComin’Home)
  • From Distance: Out of Style

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…

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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…

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Recap: Pistons 113, Cavs 102 (Or, Making It Easy)

This game was close for all of half of the first half of the first quarter. From there, the game plummeted out of reach for Cleveland and would remain so for the rest of the game. The final score makes this one seem closer than it actually was. The Pistons shot 74% in the first quarter and Cleveland gave them countless easy baskets, making it easy for the Pistons to…

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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…

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The Wood Shop: Deny, Deny, Deny

Collin Sexton has looked better since being slotted into the starting lineup. He’s putting up 18.8 points and shooting 70% from deep. He’s able to get buckets and appears to be trying on defense,even if it’s not showing up in the results. Statistically, according to NBA.com, anyone who has him guarding them is shooting 7.6% better than their average. Keeping in theme with my last Wood Shop, I’m going to…

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From Distance: Wine and Fool’s Gold

four point play…. 1. “Fool’s gold” isn’t called “adequate substitute for those on a budget”. We use “a poor man’s… such and such” for that situation. I bring this up because it is easy to confuse the two when evaluating players. One can say, “Jordan Clarkson is a “poor man’s Lou Williams,” or that “Collin Sexton is a poor man’s John Wall”. One could say that. One would make me…

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Live Thread: Cavs @ Wizards

The Cavs finally grabbed a second win last night against the Hornets, a team that previously blew them out. Today, they face off against a struggling Washington Wizards team who are just 4-9 this season and facing even more turmoil than the Cavs, as the general news around their organization ranges from the players disliking each other to full on hating each other. The Wine and Gold have a chance…

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Recap: Cavs 113, Hornets 89 (or, On Any Given Tuesday…)

Fun fact… the Cleveland Cavaliers are undefeated this season on Tuesdays. They got their first win on Tuesday, October 30th against the Atlanta Hawks… and after last night, they have their second. Maybe we should rename it “Twosday” in their honor. The very good news, is that the Cavs ambushed what had been a relatively hot Charlotte team, and really never let up while stringing together four of their best…

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Live Thread: Cavs vs. Hornets (#ItStings)

The pungent stench on the Cavs’ season hasn’t yet reached Sex Panther levels… but it certainly seems to be trending in that general direction. After a close loss to their fellow Lottery scratchers, the Chicago Bulls, the Cavs return home winners of just one of their first dozen games. To add stinging injury to insult, Kyle Korver (foot/possible trade) will now join Kevin Love (toe surgery), George Hill (right shoulder…

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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…

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Recap: Chicago 99, Cleveland 98 (Or, At Least It’s Fun Again)

Leading up to the season most of us were pretty optimistic. With several returning players and a promising new rookie, the Cavs featured some things to be excited about. Unfortunately, pretty quickly it became apparent that the coaching staff, and Ty Lue in particular, had largely sat on their hands all summer long and failed to implement any sort of system. Then Lue got fired, the Cavs hired Larry Drew,…

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