Southeast Division Preview

2018-09-10

Today our countdown to training camp continues as we take a look at the Southeast Division. Whether they’re playoff contenders or making a push to the top of the lottery, the Southeast Division is full of interesting players on flawed teams. Let’s take a look. Team: Atlanta Hawks Additions: Trae Young, Jeremy Lin, Justin Anderson, Kevin Huerter, Alex Len, Omari Spellman, Vince Carter, Cole Aldrich (training camp deal) Subtractions: Mike Muscala, Dennis Schroeder,…

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Recap: Atlanta 117, Cleveland 115 (or, against the dogs, take the spread)

2017-11-05

If I were a gambling man, I’d bet that any weaker team that plays the Cleveland Cavaliers would beat the spread against them. It’s happened constantly during the last three-plus seasons, and today was no exception. The Atlanta Hawks were 1-8 coming into this afternoon’s game against the Cavaliers, and were missing several rotation players. Naturally, they came into Cleveland and handed the Cavaliers their sixth loss in ten games….

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Live Thread: Hawks @ Cavs

2017-11-05

Can the Cleveland Cavaliers win two in a row? Now that their four-game losing streak is a thing of the past, LeBron James and Company will attempt to get back to .500 with a Sunday afternoon game against the Atlanta Hawks. While the Hawks played the Cavaliers extremely well last season, this isn’t last year’s team. With a 1-8 record, the Hawks are currently tied with the Sacramento Kings for…

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Podcap: Atlanta 126, Cleveland 125 (OT) (or, Failing at Failing)

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2017-04-09

This game was insane: bonkers, nuts, maddening, infurating, exasperating, hilariously insane. Cleveland blew a 26 point fourth quarter lead and then lost in overtime to a healthy Hawks squad. In one of the biggest collapses in NBA regular season history, Cleveland committed eight turnovers in the final 12 and gave up a 44-18 fourth. This comeback/collapse had it all: listless play, YOLO threes, turnovers, stupid shots, a “never give up”…

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Podcap: Spurs 103, Cavs 74 (or, Low Flying Panic Attack)

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2017-03-28

Stay in the shadows/Cheer at the gallows/This is a round up/This is a low flying panic attack Forgive the dark allegory, but I just happened to be listening to the first track (Burn the Witch) off the most recent Radiohead album while typing up this brief description of the devastation that occurred in San Antonio tonight. If you had any doubts that the Cavs’ defense could fall further than it…

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Recap: Cavs 100, Hawks 99 (or, Klutch Jump Balls)

2016-05-09

The Cleveland Cavaliers successfully completed their Eastern Conference Semifinals sweep of the Atlanta Hawks in a thrilling 100-99 victory. Closely contested throughout, the game was ultimately decided not on a shot, but on a jump ball in the final two seconds. Both teams played with urgency and traded leads in the final minutes, but the Cavs’ onslaught proved too much as they were able to outlast a desperate Atlanta home…

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Talking Cavs with Mark Neal

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2016-05-05

After a week hiatus, I got back into the WINGAM studios to chat Cavs with Mark.  We mostly talked about last night’s game – which provided plenty of material and how the Cavs are peaking at the right time.

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Recap: Cavs 104, Hawks 93 (Or, Canadian Dynamite Hands Out Mulligans)

2016-05-03

The Cavaliers remained unbeaten against the Hawks and in these 2016 Playoffs. LeBron James, Kyrie Irving, and Tristan Thompson led the Cavaliers to an uneven win over their growing playoff rival. Let’s get to it. 1st Quarter:  The Cavaliers began the game with some beautiful horn action that has become increasingly utilized in recent weeks. LeBron ran point while Kyrie set up on the right elbow and Tristan on the…

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Live Thread: Hawks @ Cavaliers (Game One)

2016-05-02

  The Cleveland Cavaliers return to the floor Monday night in “The Q” looking to stay unbeaten in these young 2016 Playoffs. After taking care of the Detroit Pistons in four semi-contested games, the Cavaliers took the week to refine their games, get some rest and generally hangout. The Atlanta Hawks didn’t have that luxury only having a few days to regroup after closing out the pesky Celtics. The Hawks…

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Podcast Episode 99: Cavs/Hawks Preview

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2016-05-01

I can’t believe this is our 99th podcast! Tom Pestak will follow this one up with our 100th! For this 99th trip to the CtB podcast studios, Ben Werth and I broke down the match-ups in the Cavs/Hawks series, possible minutes adjustments, what we’d like to see from the Cavs, and what we definitely don’t want to see. Plus we took a quick peek at the other playoff series. It’s…

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Recap: Cavs 109, Hawks 94 (Or, The King Efficiently Assures Number One)

2016-04-12

The Cavaliers rocked the old “Miracle of Richfield” jerseys looking to lock up the Eastern Conference one seed. Iman Shumpert and Mo Williams were both inactive nursing knee injuries. Timofey Mozgov enjoyed the comfort of a folding chair for all 48 minutes after Ty Lue “just wanted to” make Thompson the starter from now until eternity. Those guys didn’t play. Mr. LeBron Raymone James certainly did. And he was wondrous….

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Recap: Hawks 98, Cavs 96 (or, But First… Let Me Take A Selfie)

Who says the pre-season can’t be fun? Despite being a few men down, including two of the three cornerstones of the franchise, the Cavs managed to have a good time and thoroughly entertain their extended Ohio fanbase in Cincinnati during their pre-season opener against the Atlanta Hawks. The King and his men treated a capacity crowd of Queen City inhabitants (all wearing their free yellow “We Are Cavaliers” t-shirts) to…

2015-10-08
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