• Recap: Atlanta 133, Cleveland 111 (or, Stink-tion Level Event)
  • Live Thread: Cavs vs. Hawks
  • Recap: Minnesota 131, Cleveland 123 (Cedi’s you’s a balla’, but…)
  • Live Thread: Cavs vs Timberwolves
  • From Distance: Lasting First Impressions

Recap: Relax. We’re Making The Playoffs.

  Overview:  In a taking-care-of business game outstanding for its normalness, the Cavs enjoyed a relaxing home win after a drama-filled road swing, completely stifling the Bucks defensively and crusing to a 18-point win. Cavs-Related Bullets: As a fan, a boring win is pretty much my favorite thing ever. As a writer, it’s less fun, but I’m still not complaining.  The story for tonight is just how suffocating the Cavs’…

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Joe Smith Officially A Cav

  He agreed today. It’s a one-year deal. Scoop via Windhorst. This is something we’ve assumed would happen over the weekend, but it sure is nice that it’s official. For my analysis, which was done earlier, scroll down or listen to today’s NBA Today podcast. I was up all night last night and wrote 12,000 words. I am going to sleep. Happy.

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More Multimedia Fun And Happiness.

I’m on ESPN’s NBA Today Podcast this morning, so feel free to check that out. I’m talking about Heat-Cavs and Joe Smith stuff, and come in at about the 8:30 mark. If you want to hear your fearless leader totally basketball geek out and say an astounding amount of words without taking a breath, give it a listen. I’m on SLAM today too, so check that out. If you’ll excuse…

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Recap: Mario Chalmers Breaks Daequan Cook’s Heat Rookie 3-point record! Other things happen as well.

  Overview: In an absolute throwdown between two of the league’s best players, LeBron and Dwyane Wade fired 40-point games at one another, but the Cavs were able to prevail by overcoming a double-digit lead with a 31-18 fourth quarter.  Cavs-Related Bullets: The Cavaliers are trying to kill me. I’ve become convinced of this. I don’t know how I’ve avoided going into cardiac arrest after back-to-back games like this. This…

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Recap: Cavs Get A Win. Which Is What Matters.

  Overview: In an ugly game, the Cavs were able to escape from Atlanta with a one-point win on LeBron James’ free throw with 1.6 seconds to go, holding off a second-half surge from a young and scrappy Hawks team.  Cavs-Related Bullets: Okay,  I can breathe now. I’m not sure where to start with on this one, so I’ll just start with LeBron. The defense was definitely there all night for…

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Good News For Your Weekend: Smith Likely To Re-Join Cavaliers

Very Quickly: In Brian Windhorst’s (excellent) beat blog, he made it clear that Joe Smith could be close to obtaining a buyout with the Thunder and re-joining the Cavaliers. Windhorst’s quote: “ATLANTA — Joe Smith could be just days away from providing the Cavaliers with a needed talent injection.Multiple league sources said on Saturday that Smith and the Oklahoma City Thunder are making progress in buyout talks and there is…

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Recap: Don’t Call It A Bounce-Back

  Overview: In a mettle-testing game the night after an embarrassing loss to Houston, the Cavaliers went to San Antonio and delivered a convincing rout of the Spurs, who were without Ginobili and Duncan.   Cavs-Related Bullets: This wasn’t a must-win by any means, but the Cavs were sent reeling after losing so convincingly to a non-powerhouse. Add that with the start of a four-game road swing and the first…

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Recap: Is This How We Make Other Teams Feel?

see more pwn and owned pictures Overview: In their worst offensive performance of the year, the Cavs were manhandled on both sides of the floor and were beaten handily by the Rockets as LeBron James was rendered ineffective. Cavs-Related Bullets: First off, sorry for the lateness. Catastrophic technical difficulties last night.  I think that was the best I’ve ever seen LeBron James defended. He’s certainly had worse games, and 21…

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Off-Day Blog Chumming: Post-Deadline Moves

  To be clear: I don’t really enjoy writing about rumors, because I feel like I’m using up words on things that aren’t going to happen and fighting these great moot battles. However, I will spit out a couple graphs here just to provide a quick baseline on a couple of the rumors flying about and things to clear up. On Steph Marbury and Mikki Moore going to the Celtics:…

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Recap: Cavs Get Win, Think About More Important Errands To Be Done Later

    Overview: With the Grizzlies’ offense absolutely stifled by the Cavaliers for 48 minutes, the Cavs were able to cruise to an easy win despite no starter having a particularly notable offensive performance. Daniel Gibson went for a team-high 19 as LeBron James sat the entire fourth quarter for the second game in a row. Delonte West did not play. Cavs-Related Bullets: Well, when your defense is this good,…

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Recap: We’re Back In Business.

  Overview:  With a lineup at full strength for the first time in months, the Cavaliers absolutely blew the Pistons off the floor with a dominating performance that resembled the blowouts of the early season. Delonte West went for a game-high 25 in his return. Cavs-Related Bullets: Oh, good lord that was fun. This team at full strength is something to behold. Delonte is so vitally important to this team….

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Recap: A Supposedly Great Game I Never Want To See Again

  Overview: The Cavs overcame an extremely sloppy first half and weak defensive outing against a hungry Bucks team behind 23 points from Mo Williams and an absolute deluge from LeBron James, who scored 55, one shy of his career high, while setting his career high for three-pointers with eight.  Cavs-Related Bullets: Holy freaking crap. LeBron. First and foremost, that was absolutely insane. If anyone can remember the last time…

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