That 6:00 start time, it will sneak up on you. Um, much like the Rockets can if the Cavs don’t come in with their A-game! Seriously, the Cavs are coming off easily the best win of their season and starting a homestand, but this is the exact wrong team for the Cavs to think they can rest on their laurels against.
The Rockets will come in and play tough, physical ball, which is what the Cavs did to surprise the Lakers on Christmas. We’ll see if Shaq can pick up where he left off on Christmas and get some revenge on Chuck Hayes, who flat-0ut embarrassed Shaq last time these teams played. I’ll be chatting on the live dime, so come by and join me, and fill this open thread up. Until tonight.