• Live Thread: Cavs @ Celtics
  • Recap: Bulls 104, Cavs 88 (or, Skunked)
  • Live Thread: Cavs vs. Bulls (#MLKDay)
  • Not a Recap: Denver 124, Cleveland 102 (or, Winter March to Zion)
  • Recap: Jazz 115, Cavs 99 (or, That Was Much Worse Than It Looked On Paper)

Recap: Cavs 107, Jazz 103 (Or, Bizarro Cavs For the Win)

Overview: In their first game without Shaquille O’Neal in the starting lineup, the Cavs struggled to put the Deron Williams-less Jazz away, barely holding on down the stretch of a game the Cavs led for the first 46 minutes of play. Cavs-Related Bullets: -JJ Hickson. Good god. JJ’s just been a beast in the starting lineup, plain and simple. In my profile of JJ, I made a case that he…

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Report: LeBron will be wearing a different jersey next season

See what I did there? Honestly, I don’t have any earth-shaking thoughts on this development. I’ve gotten used to 23, but thought he should have chosen a different number when he came into the league anyways. It didn’t take that long for me to get used to seeing Kobe as #24, so I imagine I’ll get used to seeing LeBron as #6. And honestly, not only is Jordan a legend,…

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Recap: Cavs 111, Heat 104 (or, the revenge of the leapers)

Overview: In a high-scoring game, the Cavs outlasted the Heat and 36 points from Wade behind 34 points from LeBron James and 3 other starters in double figures. Cavs-Related Bullets: Mo Williams plays well, Cavs win. I thought Chalmers’ length was going to give Mo problems tonight, but I am more than happy to be wrong. Mo wasn’t tearing apart the defense with passing tonight, but he was scoring from…

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Recap: Cavs 102, Magic 93 (or, the night everything was perfect except the month)

Overview: In a rematch of last season’s Eastern Conference Finals, the Cavs were able to cruise to a victory over the shorthanded Magic behind 64 combined points from LeBron James and Mo Williams. Cavs-Related Bullets: -First bullet goes to Mo Williams. Here’s some fun with numbers from this season: Mo Williams in 3 losses: 11-35 from the field (3-14 from three), 3.6 APG Mo Williams in 5 wins:   38-72…

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Magic Preview Chat With Third Quarter Collapse

Hey folks, just a reminder that the good people at Third Quarter Collapse will be by these parts to talk Cavs/Magic and everything else basketball at 3 PM ET today (Noon Pacific Time), so grab a snack, make yourself comfortable, and come chat with us. It’ll be fun. Preview Chattin’ With Third Quarter Collapse

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Off-day fun: The time I ranted about Kuester

Before we start: good news. Barring unforseen complications, Ben Q. Rock and Eddy Rivera of Third Quarter Collapse are coming by tomorrow to preview the magic game and talk about the Cavs, Magic and basketball in general. I’m tremendously excited about it, so come by at 3 PM ET (Noon PT) on Wednesday and join us. It’ll be fun, I promise. Now, onto ranting. I like to think of myself…

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Links To The Present: November 10th, 2009

A couple of quick off-day links to keep everybody sane: The Cavs were 9th overall in ESPN.com’s “future power rankings” (insider required) today. The Cavs got most of their points in the “players” category, thanks to LeBron; they were 4th overall in that category. (They finished behind the Magic, Blazers, and Lakers in the “players” category, and I do call a wee bit of shenanigans on the Blazers-Roy is a star…

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Off-Day Fun: The initial 82games.com report

So today, basketball dork Mecca 82games.com came out with its initial reports for this season. All of the following comes from a very small sample size, and almost all of it is likely to normalize as the season goes on, but there are still a few interesting things that we can glean from these early results. Without further ado: -First off, the first unit. Williams/Parker/LeBron/Varejao/O’Neal have played 88 minutes together,…

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Recap: Cavs 100, Knicks 91 (Or, The Knicks Are Just relaxing)

Overview: After a dominant 40-21 first quarter, the Cavaliers cruised to a victory in a game much less competitive than the final score would indicate. Cavs-Related Bullets: Well, that was easy. I don’t know what it is about The Garden, but LeBron came out and put the Knicks away right out of the gate. I don’t think LeBron has taken as many bad shots combined over the rest of the…

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Recap: Bulls 86, Cavaliers 85 (Or, there shall be worrying where there is no spacing)

Overview: After a close, ugly game, the Cavaliers lost their 2nd home game of the year when a LeBron James was stuffed with the Cavaliers trailing by a point. Cavs-Related Bullets: First things first, and by that I mean the first quarter. Last year, the Cavs’ opening unit absolutely destroyed people and set the tone, whether it was Wallace or Varejao in the starting lineup. The Cavaliers were the best…

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Profiles in Profiling: Mo Williams

Watching Cavalier point guards in the LeBron era was a fun kind of suffering. Jeff McInnis was good enough for a while, until Paul Silas woke up one day and decided “You know what? Screw Jeff McInnis.” After that, McInnis went from nearly competent starting guard into NBA oblivion fairly quickly. Then came the era of Eric Snow. Now, when I talk about Jeff McInnis being “nearly competent,” I mean…

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Recap: Cavs 102, Wizards 90 (Or, patience beats anger)

Overview: The Cavs survived an early 31-17 first-quarter blitz from the Wizards, dominating the final three quarters behind Shaq’s best game as a Cavalier to date. Cavs-Related Bullets: First bullet goes to Shaq. I have resigned myself to the reality that I’m going to go back and forth on this trade about 70 or 80 times this season, and won’t really know whether or not it worked until deep in…

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