Live Thread: Cavs vs Heat (Hopefully)

The last time I recapped the a game against the Heat I predicted the Cavs would come out with a win. I suppose I was a bit naive to think this team could compete against any team that was actually trying hard. Cleveland ended up losing that game 118-94. Then, five days later, the Cavs faced off against the Heat again. I thought to myself, “maybe this time the Cavs will come out with some fire to make up for that abysmal performance last week.” I was wrong. Again. Cleveland fell to Miami by an almost identical score of 117-92. This time around, no one will be pulling the wool over my eyes. I fully expect a similar outcome. After all, the cavaliers will be without Kevin Love, Tristan Thompson, and Larry Nance Jr. which makes up all of their regular front court rotation. However, Nance did manage to participate in a full practice on Thursday which led Coach Drew to state that he will have a “good chance” at playing against the Heat. Still, in addition to the front court troubles, David Nwaba, their best defender, is still nursing his own injury. I don’t foresee a positive outcome for this one.

This season has been an absolute slog so far. And until Cleveland starts to return some of their more competent players, it’s not going to get any better. Thus, we here at Cavs: The Blog are relegated to hoping each game features at least a competent quarter or two of basketball before they ultimately blow it before the final buzzer. Hopefully Larry Nance Jr. will see a return to the court as he was really starting to flourish as the best distributor for Cleveland before going down with a knee injury. Hopefully we see some more progress out of the rookie Sexton as he muddles his way through his first season. Hopefully Cedi Osman can build off a career high scoring night to maintain some consistent outside shooting. That’s what this Cavaliers’ team has turned into, a bunch of hopefullies. Alas, as always, Go Cavs!

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JudeElysium
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JudeElysium
23 days 20 hours ago

If Cedi can keep this streak up for a little while and then. on and off for the 2nd half of the season that will literally be enough to make swallow this abortion of a season.

3 days ago I literally made about 3 or 4 pages of angry comments on cleveland.com yelling at dumb commenters that were saying that we should give up on Cedi and that he will never be more than a terrible bottom of the bench NBA player. I rambled on about misleading stats, how to properly use stats, and about all kinds of eye test and anecdotal arguements. They next day he drops 25 on 6/7 from three. Then 29 today. Thank you Cedi for backing up my arguements! Let’s me breathe a sigh of relief and not fret about the fact that they were in losses.

Once the injury train started, we knew this would be a rough season. If Cedi and others can at least show us windows to a better future then at least we can still find some enjoyment in watching the games.

Scotch
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Scotch
23 days 20 hours ago

Under the right coaching, Cedi will thrive. He just needs to know his role and needs at least one other creator on court. I kind of hope he gets moved to San Antonio if our next coaching hire sucks. He would be an all star under Pop. Others disagree maybe but he has had to model his game after Lebron due to our lack of coaching…and he doesn’t have the same body or skillset as Lebron. He honestly has more of a Ginobili game than Lebron. He maybe isn’t the natural athlete Manu is but Manu would be a great player for him to pattern himself after.

Vintage
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Vintage
23 days 14 hours ago

He came into training camp this year with some more muscle on him than last year. No reason to think the same thing won’t happen again this year.

MikeO
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MikeO
23 days 22 hours ago

Our heroic anonymous poster earlier noted that Cam Payne was better than Osman and Sexton. That being the case (and no doubt he’s right), Payne will have no issues getting a spot on an NBA roster, most likely a roster with eyes on the championship. Can’t wait to see where he ends up!

JudeElysium
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JudeElysium
23 days 21 hours ago

;-)
Gotta love how pathetic one has to be to post as “Anonymous” on the internet. Not only are they hiding behind the Internet, but they are too scared to even make up a fake name? No surprise when everything they say is dumber than a bucket of hair.

Jason
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Jason
23 days 23 hours ago

FWIW, Cedi’s 29 also ties the season high for a Cavs player. Sexton has also hit 29 (twice).

It also means that what James Harden dies every night (score 30+), no Cavs player has done all year (50 games).

John B
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John B
23 days 22 hours ago

Blah. I will believe Harden is a top four guy when he doesn’t disappear in multiple crucial playoff games.

Jason
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Jason
23 days 23 hours ago

Does. Arrgh.

Jason
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Jason
24 days 41 minutes ago

Getting the coaching staff/hire right next year will be huge with all the young pieces.

Longabarfi has to go for sure. Drew has said he is not sure he wants to be a head coach again. No Mark Jackson.

MikeO
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MikeO
23 days 22 hours ago

I’m betting we get someone like Mark Jackson. Maybe even Mark Jackson. I’ll believe the Cavs org will take some player development non name guy when it happens. They did hire Blatt, but even he was a ‘name’. I’m not optimistic on who the next guy might be.

Vintage
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Vintage
23 days 14 hours ago

Not sure Mark Jackson would want to come back without some bonafide talent on the roster. But you never know – Gilbert tends to make coaches offers they can’t refuse.

John B
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John B
24 days 17 minutes ago

The coaching decisions will be the most important in the history of the Cavs franchise. They have to find a great teacher/Xs and os guy and stick with them. A bad hire will set us back and possibly put us on a track towards Browns territory in the 2000s/2010s or Indians territory in the 70s and 80s.

Jason
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Jason
24 days 1 hour ago

Ooops. Just saw TT out at least 2 more weeks. Love/LNJ/ZZ frontcourt is imminent. Test run for us without TT. Though 2 weeks takes us beyond the deadline.

John B
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John B
24 days 1 hour ago

As everyone knows worst isn’t best this year. Lottery odds are equal for worst three teams and basically very equal after that. No reward for being abysmal this year. We should all be hopeful for 3rd to 5th worst record. Please come back Love, TT, Nance, Nwaba. Your our only hope for respectability.

John B
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John B
24 days 13 minutes ago

Well didn’t watch tonight. At least LNJ is back.

John B
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John B
24 days 1 hour ago

If we are 5th, worst we could be if we finish last, Cavs should take best available no matter position.

Jason
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Jason
24 days 1 hour ago

Agreed. With 4 teams drawn, you can drop a lot. 3rd could drop to 7th. 5th to 9th. 5th is worst case if we are last. Still some benefit.

Haven’t watched yet. Another good Cedi game & LNJ back. When Love & TT get back, we are gonna start winning sone games. Though if Hood/Burks are dealt for nothing…….

John B
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John B
24 days 22 minutes ago

Yeah. If we deal Hood/Burks we will likely be in running for worst record in Cavs history.

NOMAD
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NOMAD
24 days 2 hours ago

IF CAVS RETAIN PHIL HANDY—-YOUNG BULL’S GAME WOULD BE MORE ADVANCED BY NOW

West coast cav
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West coast cav
24 days 2 hours ago

Dwade always a class act.

Nate Smith
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24 days 2 hours ago

Unless your name is Ty Lue.

West coast cav
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West coast cav
24 days 2 hours ago

Respect is earned

NOMAD
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NOMAD
24 days 2 hours ago

TELLING YOU I NEED TO GO TO VEGAS —-ALMOST NAILED THE SCORE AGAIN

JudeElysium
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JudeElysium
23 days 21 hours ago

Very damn impressive

NOMAD
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NOMAD
24 days 2 hours ago

SO YOUNG BULL IS ” MR 4TH QTR ” FOR ALL THE WRONG REASONS

West coast cav
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West coast cav
24 days 2 hours ago

Cedi played great. LNJ is back. Cavs kept it exciting. We’re a game closer to Zion. Perfect evening.

West coast cav
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West coast cav
24 days 2 hours ago

Why would Sexton pull up in the lane when the defender is on your hip. Maddening.

Nate Smith
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24 days 2 hours ago

Yeah. It’s nuts. That being said. He has the speed, shot, and work ethic to be great. I hope they hire a real coaching staff or trade him to one.

John B
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John B
24 days 15 minutes ago

My biggest worry is that he becomes an undersized JC.

Nate Smith
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23 days 16 hours ago

Nah. Clarkson is a developmentally delayed unicorn.

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Nate Smith
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24 days 2 hours ago

Collin Sexton needs a great coach in the worst way.

Nate Smith
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24 days 2 hours ago

Don’t know why they didn’t take a timeout there.

Nate Smith
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24 days 2 hours ago

Collin wtf.

Nate Smith
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24 days 2 hours ago

What a dumb foul by Richardson. Great attack by Cedi to set up two freebies for Ante.

Nate Smith
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24 days 2 hours ago

Cedi, great steal to Burks for the dunk!

West coast cav
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West coast cav
24 days 2 hours ago

Malone was the mailman, maybe we got the garbage man

Nate Smith
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24 days 2 hours ago

Why weren’t the Cavs running this stuff earlier?

NOMAD
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NOMAD
24 days 2 hours ago

YOUNG BULL PILING UP THE “GARBAGE ” STATS—YECH

West coast cav
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West coast cav
24 days 2 hours ago

Haha Colin garbage time Sexton

West coast cav
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West coast cav
24 days 2 hours ago

I love AC but he’s lost his mind.

NOMAD
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NOMAD
24 days 2 hours ago

I AM NOW DOWN TO ” ROOTING FOR MY SCORE PREDICTION —-104—95 —-

Nate Smith
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24 days 2 hours ago

Collin, garbage time, Sexton.

Nate Smith
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24 days 2 hours ago

Why didn’t cedi just shoot that?

West coast cav
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West coast cav
24 days 2 hours ago

I know Delly is shooting well from 3, but man he’s got an ugly shot. Then again Hoods form is beautiful and it doesn’t matter.

NOMAD
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NOMAD
24 days 2 hours ago

GOOD OBSERVATION BUCK——CEDI MAYBE NOW BELIEVING IN HIMSELF—-BELIEVES HE BELONGS / CAN BE A GOOD PLAYER IN THIS LEAGUE …….HOPE IT CONTINUES

NOMAD
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NOMAD
24 days 2 hours ago

………………AND THERE GOES THE WHEELS COMING OFF…………….

buck turgidson
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buck turgidson
24 days 2 hours ago

just chkn scores.. no surprise.. they lose again.. HOWEVER.. go cedi!! back to back beauts.. coming of age? i will watch some of this game to see.. but numbers like this seldom lie.. plus, as i have said, never underestimate the power of “i think i can” turning into “i know i can.. i did it yesterday? turning point.. let’s hope.. would be good for the cedi warrior and the cavs.. zion will need to live bodies to ball with.. latr dudes

West coast cav
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West coast cav
24 days 2 hours ago

Cavs reminding us that they’re the worst team in the league.

Nate Smith
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24 days 2 hours ago

Adabayo annoys me. Just plays like a brute.

Nate Smith
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24 days 2 hours ago

Absolute crap of the bed by the cavs: 5 turnovers in the last two minutes of the third to give the Heat a 10 point lead.

NOMAD
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NOMAD
24 days 2 hours ago

DID ANTE FORGET TO COME OUT OF THE LOCKERROOM AT HALF—-PRETTY NON EXISTENT THIS HALF

Nate Smith
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24 days 2 hours ago

Lol. Delly abused by johnson

NOMAD
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NOMAD
24 days 2 hours ago

DENG IT—DENG IT —DENG IT

Nate Smith
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24 days 2 hours ago

Deng Adele looking like garbage.

West coast cav
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West coast cav
24 days 2 hours ago

That weak ass pass across the court turnover look like a sixth grader.

Nate Smith
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24 days 2 hours ago

And it wasn’t his worst play.

Nate Smith
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24 days 2 hours ago

Cavs going cold

Nate Smith
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24 days 2 hours ago

Cedi for three!

Nate Smith
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24 days 2 hours ago

Cavs in bonus

NOMAD
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NOMAD
24 days 2 hours ago

CEDI GOING FOR ANOTHER CARREER HIGH —YOU GO YOUNG MAN !!

Nate Smith
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24 days 2 hours ago

Omg refs miss a blatant foil by Winslow

Nate Smith
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24 days 2 hours ago

Foul

Nate Smith
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24 days 3 hours ago

Cedi like a bolt down the floor!

Nate Smith
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24 days 3 hours ago

Cavs energy sucks again. Maddening.

Nate Smith
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24 days 3 hours ago

Sexton sucks so. Far this game.

NOMAD
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NOMAD
24 days 3 hours ago

MAN BEFORE THE COLLEGE SEASON STARTED THIS INDIANA KID / LANGFORD WAS IN CONVERSATION FOR TOP 5 PICK——–NOT SURE ANYMORE IF HE MAKES TOP 15—–AGENT MIGHT TELL HIM TO STAY ANOTHER YEAR

Nate Smith
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24 days 2 hours ago

Burks gotta make that three Or get fouled

NOMAD
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NOMAD
24 days 3 hours ago

ANTE WITH ALMOST A DOUBLE/ DOUBLE IN THE 1ST HALF ——–2/3 OF THE CAVS FUTURE HAVING GREAT HALVES —–C’MON ON YOUNG BULL —THE OTHER 2 ARE WAITING FOR YOU

West coast cav
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West coast cav
24 days 3 hours ago

Cedi is carrying himself differently since the Laker game. His game is game, I wonder if LBJ counseled him. Regardless he starting to play like we all thought he could. Cedi and LNJ are pretty much all that keeps me watching.

Nate Smith
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24 days 3 hours ago

Letting him chuck it enough for him to figure out his shot is what’s really going to help him. It’s like okung better and better. 6-7 the other night was a revelation.

Nate Smith
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24 days 3 hours ago

Sexton with another brain fart as he fails to shoot or pass in time for a shot to end the half.

NOMAD
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NOMAD
24 days 3 hours ago

LNJ MAKING HIS PRESENCE FELT IMMEDIATELY—-GOOD TO HAVE YOU HAVE BACK !!!

Nate Smith
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24 days 3 hours ago

Oh sweet feed. Cedi to Sexton!

Nate Smith
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24 days 3 hours ago

Sweet feed, JC.

NOMAD
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NOMAD
24 days 3 hours ago

WADE HAVING THE “LEBRON ‘ AFFECT ON CEDI—LOVE IT !!

Nate Smith
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24 days 3 hours ago

Cedi great finish!

Nate Smith
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24 days 3 hours ago

Cedi really turning into a nifty scorer.

Nate Smith
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24 days 3 hours ago

Rodney is the lefty Melo

Nate Smith
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24 days 3 hours ago

Fake and flail. I hate that call.

Nate Smith
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24 days 3 hours ago

Heat just smacking people on screens and defense. No calls.

NOMAD
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NOMAD
24 days 3 hours ago

“DENG IT’s TURN TO GET AUDITION MIN’S TONIGHT

NOMAD
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NOMAD
24 days 3 hours ago

SO WHEN DO THE WHEELS START TO FALL OFF —–SCORE PREDICTION (ONLY MISSED BY 1 PT LAST GAME )—HEAT WIN—-104—95—-CAVS LOSE ‘SINGLE ” DIGIT GAME

Nate Smith
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24 days 3 hours ago

Not a bad q arter.

Nate Smith
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24 days 3 hours ago

Cedi’s shooting continues. x2!

Nate Smith
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24 days 3 hours ago

Lol. Nice four step gather and layup by Winslow.

Nate Smith
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24 days 4 hours ago

Sweet hook, junior!

Nate Smith
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24 days 4 hours ago

Nate Smith
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24 days 4 hours ago

Shoot the wide freaking open corner three! Yezus.

Nate Smith
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24 days 4 hours ago

Everyone seems out for their numbers.

Nate Smith
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24 days 4 hours ago

That was a stupid drive by Sexton followed by a sloppy turnover by Burks followed by a probable clear path by cedi. Those kinds of sequences that get you buried in ballgames. Possible six point swing.

Nate Smith
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24 days 4 hours ago

Zizic with a hop in his step.

Nate Smith
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24 days 4 hours ago

Sexton getting much better at attacking the rack.

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