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Recap: Cavaliers 108, Bulls 94 (Or “Oh no, there goes Thibodeau. Go go Mozilla.”)

Tuesday, January 20th, 2015

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“Mozilla”

With deep sunken eyes like a giant basset hound
Mozilla pulls all the rebounds down

Helpless Derrick Rose, in so much pain
Stays clear of the paint, cause it’s Moz’s domain

You put up a shot and he throws it back down
In St. Petersburg, he turns ladies frowns upside down

Oh no, they say he’s got to go go go Mozilla
Oh no, there goes Thibodeau go go Mozilla

Mozilla watches again and again
His highlight plays on ESPN
Mozilla!

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Live Thread: Cavs @ Suns

Tuesday, January 13th, 2015

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The Cavs have another West coast game, but this won’t be the same team we have all grown accustomed to watching over the past two weeks. King James is finally returning to action. It has been rumored that he hasn’t felt himself all season. As of right now, it has not been rumored that the King will return and still be super frail. I’m taking that to mean that he will once again be the high flying, ball swatting, bag of basketball sexiness I witnessed during the first few years of his career. Yay, optimism. Nate has some thoughts on tonight’s game that can be found here. (more…)

Contest: Help Cory pick a new favorite Cav!

Friday, January 9th, 2015

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When Dion wasn’t in the starting lineup as previously advertised for the 76ers game, I knew there could be only two possible reasons for his absence. I assumed he was in the locker room throwing up from the stomach bug that’s going around (or a pool party hangover), or he had been traded. Sadly, it was the later. I began feeling a bit under the weather myself the night of the trade. When I awoke the next day, I knew I had the bug. I threw up Glacier Freeze G2 all day. In a  fitting symbolic end to the Saint Weirdo era, even my bile was Oklahoma City Thunder light blue. My favorite Cav has traded walleye for whips and I’m without a guy to irrationally root for on the roster.

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Live Thread: Cavaliers at Sixers

Monday, January 5th, 2015

Nothing says “woulda coulda shoulda” like the Philadelphia 76ers. The Cavs easily could have had both Nerlens Noel and Joel Embiid. Whatever poison you cared to pick was there for the taking. In back to back drafts, the Sixers choose the path most easily covered by tread. One can easily see the logic in choosing high ceiling bigmen. One can even defend the selections by pointing to Nerlens Noel’s relative success as a rookie. Regardless of your opinion on tanking developing young players, the Sixers have sacrificed wins for the development of young talent. The Cavaliers and David Blatt(who got a vote of confidence that wasn’t a vote of confidence) desperately need what Philly is cooking.

With Kyrie, LeBron and Andy(forever) out of the lineup, the Wine and Gold will look for a circa 2013 game from Kevin Love. Dion Waiters will get the opportunity to run the team for the first time since his successful stretch to finish last season. Sound off.

Live Thread: Cavs Vs Timberwolves

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014

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Kevin Love’s old dysfunctional and drab family is coming to town to visit, and they are going to see his new sexy and high functioning family. At least, this is the type of family Kevin hopes they see, so that he doesn’t regret leaving the old one. Anthony Bennett, aka the Gum Drop Bear, will be playing for Love’s old family at the same position that he did. Andrew Wiggins, a Cavalier for around 35 days, give or take a few, will be playing across from LeBron James.

The Cavs should win this game easily, but this game could be a mentally damaging game either way if Wiggins wows and Love doesn’t play great. There will be talk no matter what after the game. What’s the talk during and before, you tell me!

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Live Thread: Cavs Vs Pacers

Saturday, November 29th, 2014

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The Indiana Pacers come to take on the Wine & Gold tonight. They are still without Paul George and may be without Roy Hibbert too because of an ankle sprain. David West and CJ Watson returned to the lineup less than 30 hours ago picking up a win against the Orlando Magic. Their status is probable, but I wouldn’t be surprised if they sat out on the second night of a back-to-back.
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Live Thread: Wizards vs Cavaliers

Wednesday, November 26th, 2014

Only five days after getting crushed in our nation’s capitol, the Cleveland Cavaliers have an opportunity to exact revenge on a very balanced Wizards squad. The Cavs were held to 36% shooting in the first meeting. Kevin Love had a game to forget notching a mere eight points while committing four turnovers. The Wizards have a beautiful blend of youth and veteran savvy. Professor Andre Miller and Paul Pierce provide fantastic leadership to the explosive Washington backcourt(we won’t get into superlatives with Dion in earshot).

Washington comes off a tough loss to the Hawks at home. They will again be without the services of their Brazilian bigman, Nene. The Cavaliers pulled themselves out of the miserable four game losing streak by thumping the Orlando Magic. Will the Cavs avenge last weeks’ loss? Fire away.

Live Thread: Cavs vs Nuggets

Monday, November 17th, 2014

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Denver fans miss George Karl slightly more than Cavalier fans miss Mike Brown. The Nuggets come into The Q with a 2-7 record and a particularly boring brand of basketball. Brian Shaw is already on a slightly warm seat after an early season six game losing streak.

The Cavaliers began their four game run in The Mile High City. Though they will probably not make their first 11 threes of the game, the Cavs should extend their streak to five.

Prediction: 114-98 Cavs

Bonus: Randy Foye will drop 25

Fantasy Notebook: It’s Cavs/Wizards Week!

Monday, November 17th, 2014

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The NBA and your fantasy team are ready to kick off Week Four with a particularly fun fantasy/reality wrinkle for Cavs fans. The 5-3 Cavaliers visit the 7-2 (as of now) Wizards with some early season bragging rights on the line.

For the Wiz: On Saturday, Beal announced that he would begin practicing with the Wizards this week and was eyeing Friday’s game against the visiting Cleveland Cavaliers to make his return. Wizards coach Randy Wittman hasn’t confirmed Beal’s return date, but the third year shooting guard is expected to practice on Monday for the first time since suffering a non-displaced fracture to his left (non-shooting) wrist back in October. In Beal’s absence, Wittman has been starting Garrett Temple, who had become a fantasy darling with a torrid stretch of minutes/points/rebounds. Temple has, not surprisingly, come back to earth recently, scoring just over four points a game over his last four. Expect Temple’s reintroduction to gravity to continue as Beal begins to work himself back into the Wizards lineup.

 

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Live Thread: Cavs at Bulls

Friday, October 31st, 2014

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The Cavs look to rebound from their discombobulated opening game.  They face a formidable Chicago team that may prove to be a conference rival for the foreseeable future.  David Blatt thought he did a poor job of utilizing his bench in game 1.  We’ll see how he and the rest of the team responds tonight.  Catch it on ESPN.

Sound off here throughout the game!