Recap: Cavs 99, Nets 97 (or, The Bandit)


East bound and down, loaded up and truckin’ We gonna do what they say can’t be done We’ve got a long way to go and a short time to get there I’m east bound, just watch ol’ bandit run No, you didn’t just accidentally stumble onto a fan page for the late, great Burt Reynolds. Rest assured, I’ll bring this all back to the Cavs’ narrow victory over the Brooklyn…


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…


Not A Recap: Celtics 128, Cavs 95 (or, Nephewed)


Uncle Drew has been in Collin Sexton’s shoes. Kyrie Irving was once a promising rookie getting nightly lessons from the NBA’s best point guards. He understands being the hope of a re-building franchise in the aftermath of a LeBron James departure. He struggled through a 21 win inaugural season (we’ll see if Sexton and this iteration of the Cavs get anywhere close to that), while shouldering the dreams and expectations…


Recap: Thunder 100, Cavs 83 (Or, Pain in the Paint)


The Cavs kept it close for a half before the Thunder clamped down on defense and owned the paint in the third quarter to outscore them 26-15. Cleveland finished the night shooting just 39.3% from the field, while the Thunder shot 47.7% and  controlled the paint scoring 56 points there compared to Cleveland’s 32. The Thunder were a pain in the paint. Cedi Osman provided the Cavs with a steady…


Podcap: Wolves 102, Cavs 95 (or, Off The Rails)

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I’m not sure the degree that Tom, Nate and I actually captured the outcome of this Cavalier setback tonight against the Minnesota Timberwolves, as we spent a large chunk of time debating the semantics of what transpired in the Browns game Sunday and the subsequent shade thrown by Baker Mayfield on his former coach today. Tom and I were on diametrically opposed sides of the argument, while Nate was content…


Recap: Cavs 117, Rockets 108 (Or, Phoenix Rising)


When I wrote the Live Thread for this game I didn’t hold a whole heck of a lot of hope that it would end positively. It was the second night of a back to back. They were playing a tough Western Conference team who had been playing well lately. They had just notched their third win of the season on the previous night. I’m sure all of these were things…


Recap: Cavs 121, Sixers 112 (or, Process THAT!)


Okay… the Cavaliers are now undefeated on Tuesdays… and Black Friday. I know. I’ve been so wrong… but it feels so right. Seems the more I doubt the Cavs and bury their chances for victory in each Live Thread… the harder they play to win, forcing me to eat crow in the subsequent Recap. To that I say… “pass the salt!” If we’re being real though, it’s one thing to…


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…


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…


Podcap: Washington 119, Cleveland 95 (Or, Turnovers and Turkeys)

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The Cavs came out lifeless to the Wizards tonight in a loss. On first look the 119-95 score looks a lot worse than it is. The Cavs were tired after a great win against Charlotte and it showed. They got sloppy with the ball turning it over 24 times giving 29 easy points to the Wizards, who ran the floor every chance they got. Aside from the turnovers, the game…


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…


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,…