Links To The Present: December 9, 2010

December 9th, 2010 by Colin McGowan

(Herm Edwards voice:) WE CAN BUILD ON THIS!!! (Maybe.)

“The Cavaliers will use Wednesday’s 88-83 loss to the Chicago Bulls as a stepping stone toward securing a win that has eluded them for six games, a stretch of futility that the franchise hasn’t endured since 2007. The loss was the first time in five games that the Cavaliers have contended down the stretch, the first time they have held an opponent to less than 100 points in that same span.” [Jodie Valade]

“The Bulls played a terrible brand of basketball offensively, couldn’t hit their free throws, and threw the ball all over the court in such a fashion that the 16 turnovers doesn’t give justice to how bad it was at times.

However, in the end, we have Derrick Rose, and they no longer have LeBron James.” [Doug Thonus]

“‘We didn’t get the outcome that we were looking for, but that’s something to build on, because I thought our guys played hard for the first time in a while,’ said Cavaliers head coach Byron Scott.” [Richard Bauer]

“On the positive side for the Cavs, all five starters finished in double figures for the first time this season, as Jamison had 21 points and Parker had 10. On the negative side, their bench, which entered the night averaging a league-high 46.2 points, scored eight on 3-for-15 shooting.” [Rick Noland]

“The Chicago Bulls did to them what the Cavs used to do to so many teams. They showed up and played defense. The smothering, suffocating type of defense that resulted in the Bulls’ 88-83 victory on Wednesday night. The Cavs have now lost six in a row, but this one didn’t sting quite as badly.” [Jason Lloyd]

On The Twitters

if/when he plays that card, interesting ? RT @bnr1986 so if melo tells den he will only go to nyk, do they just take whatever knicks offer?” [Ken Berger]

“Win, lose or draw if the Cavs play with this type of effort I’ll keep watching.” [realcavsfans]

“Hickson officially must have family in attendance. Now yelling that Byron Scott is a ‘hater.'” [Scott Sargent]