From Distance: The Spurs and Thunder Break Brains

2019-01-11

four point play…. 1. Every week, before sitting down to write, I do a last minute NBA news check to see if anything interesting has happened the night before. The answer this week? Yep! When I clicked over to League Pass, I saw a final score of 154-147 in favor of the San Antonio Spurs over the Oklahoma City Thunder. Excuse me, what?! I closed my writing tab and watched the…

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Podcap: Pelicans 140, Cavs 124 (or, Too Many Blows)

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2019-01-10

The Cavs had a promising start to the start of their road trip in New Orleans, hitting all eight of their three point attempts as they threatened to run the Pelicans off the floor in the first quarter. It was almost a carbon copy of what the Pacers did the night before in Cleveland to the Cavs. Unfortunately, the tired legs, lack of front court depth, relentless running attack of…

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Live Thread: Cavs @ Pelicans

2019-01-09

After getting throttled by 35 Friday, Cleveland faces Anthony Davis’ Pelicans again, this time in frosty confines of the Smoothie King center. Let’s hope Cleveland puts up a better fight, but without Larry Nance, that could be tough. Look Ante Zizic and Jalen Jones to get some time against the Brow tonight, and Tristan Thompson to try like hell to stay out of foul trouble. Hopefully the road trip will…

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Recap: Pacers 123, Cavs 115 (or, A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To A Blowout…)

2019-01-09

Something familiar, Something peculiar, Something for everyone: A comedy tonight! On what was supposed to be one of the few familiar Victory Tuesdays of the season (remember there are only nine of them), the Cleveland Cavaliers took a peculiar approach to attacking and defending the Indiana Pacers to begin the game… in that they didn’t… at all. There was some blame for everyone in the starting lineup. Some missed shots…

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Live Thread: Cavs vs. Pacers (#OnATuesday)

2019-01-08

In the words of a Drake verse in an ILoveMakonnen rap… “club’s goin up on a Tuesday.” Well, since that’s pretty much the only direction this Cavs club can go, given they are at the bottom looking up at the rest of the NBA, why not go up on a Tuesday? In case you’re just tuning in this season, no matter how bad things seem to get for the Cavs……

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Recap: New Orleans 133, Cleveland 98 (or, Shades of 2011)

2019-01-06

This team is awful, and it’s not the team’s fault. It’s the fault of Dan Gilbert, whose hubris and ego led him to believe that he could coddle James and get away with it for years, believing that the narcissistic superstar would give Cleveland the hometown discount in preferring Mo Williams over Dwyane Wade. When James declined, Gilbert’s ego led him to believe that the team that James (and Danny…

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Live Thread: Cavs vs Pelicans

2019-01-05

  Well we’ll see how tonight goes. For the Pels, MVP candidate Anthony Davis wl be suiting up which probably spells doom for the Cavs. I’ll let AC sum it up. The Pelicans are led by Anthony Davis, who is having a career year,28 pts, 13 rebs, 2.5 balks — Austin Carr (@MrCavalier34) January 6, 2019 The guy actually balking? Nikola Mirotic, who’s out with an ankle injury. Out for…

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Recap: Jazz 117, Cavs 91 (Or, When a Five Point Lead Feels Like Fifty)

2019-01-05

The Cavs have been a hard watch lately. They often times tease by looking mildly competent early in the game. Tonight was no different. They led by one after the first half. They held the Jazz to just five made 3s and 46.2% from the floor. Cleveland didn’t look amazing, but they looked like they might make the game close, as the Jazz seemed a little bit off. This was…

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From Distance: Twins?

2019-01-04

four point play…. 1. The Cavs now have a season long losing streak of seven games. Honestly, it feels much shorter than that. I guess compared to the joy that was the Cavs’ 26 game losing streak in Post LeBron Volume 1, this little seven game skirt is nothing but a minor setback. Let’s be honest. The Cleveland fan base has more than enough training to get through a single…

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Podcap: Heat 117, Cavs 92 (or, Don’t Take Off Your Blindfolds!)

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2019-01-02

Good call Sandy. This is probably one Cavs game we could have (and should have) avoided seeing… mainly because it was just a rerun of last Friday night’s game in Miami. Things went sort of okay for the first quarter plus… at least until Eric Spolstra once again decided to blind the guys in wine & gold light blue and white (wait, are we sure these were ever colors this team…

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Live Thread: Cavs vs. Heat (#GrinAndParrot)

2019-01-02

Welcome to the new year, Cavs fans! Let’s hope 2019 brings some more consistent play, since the 2018 portion of the schedule was for the birds. Speaking of puns about feathered friends, the team welcomes former Dub, Patrick McCaw to a new roost in time to take on the (hopefully less hot pink clad) Miami Heat to kick off a four game home stand. The 6’7 guard might not do…

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Who Matters? Part 2

2018-12-31

As 2018 comes to a close and the Cleveland Cavaliers approach the halfway point of the NBA season sporting the league’s worst record, now seems like a good time to revisit the question we asked before the season began; who on this team matters in terms of the Cavaliers’ future? This is a question that can have more than one answer, as some players may not matter in terms of…

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