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 to lob chaos grenades whenever the flames waned. (Fast Forward to the 15:40 mark if you want to skip to the Cavs’ talk).
Despite the many tangents and derailings, one thing we could all agree upon ultimately, is that the Cavs have been playing much more inspired basketball of late. We discussed the turnaround that seemed to begin with the Lakers game, and continued through a back-to-back winning weekend for the wine & gold. We broke down the strides of individual players to measure the progress of Tristan Thompson, Collin Sexton, Cedi Osman and many others. And, we did get back on track at some point to delve into this contest with the TWolves. Though the Cavs got thrown off by a stronger defensive opponent that turned them over 16 times, they were still able to keep things competitive… mainly through the hot shooting of Rodney Hood and Kyle Korver.