Live Thread: Heat @ Cavs

2018-01-31

To say things aren’t going well right now for the Cleveland Cavaliers may be the understatement of 2018 so far. The team is just 3-7 in their last ten games, the defense is the worst in the NBA, the team chemistry is just as bad, and they just lost Kevin Love, their second-best player, for two months to a broken hand. Now, the Miami Heat, just a half game behind…

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Recap: Minnesota 127, Cleveland 99 (or, Seasonal Ineffective Disorder)

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2018-01-09

I feel for LeBron James. He has gone through visible struggles every single January since he’s rejoined this team. In 2015, he went through his infamous two week “Miami Trip” which ended with the team trading for Timo, J.R., and Shump and subsequently turned the season around. In 2016, the Cavs’ post-Christmas swoon got David Blatt fired. In 2017, the Cavs went 4-7 during a three week January stretch that…

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Talking Cavs with Mark Neal

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2017-12-08

Mark thawed me out for the rest of the NBA season.  Talked Cavs win streak, top teams, disappointing teams, and got the opportunity to set the record straight on Kevin Durant vs LeBron James for best in the league.

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First Quarter Progress Reports

2017-12-08

As Christmas (and the unofficial start of the season for some fans) approaches, it’s time for Cavs: The Blog’s first quarter progress reports. After a slow start to the season, the Cavaliers have won 13 straight games, and currently sit in second place in the Eastern Conference behind the Boston Celtics. As in past seasons, our progress reports take a look at each player on the Cavaliers’ roster, as well…

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Podcap: Cavs 101, Kings 95 (or, The G.A.M.s Go Long…)

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2017-12-07

What was supposed to be a short and sweet podcapping of the Cavaliers’ 13th straight victory to tie the franchise record, turned into one of the longest… toothiest… most windingly… down the rabbitholiest stream of consciousness recordings in C:tB history. Sure, there’s plenty of discussion about how the Cavs woke from their slumber in the first half to fight and claw their way back against the Kings to avoid an…

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Podcap: Rockets 117, Cavs 113 (or, It’s A Rocket League… We’re Just Living In It)

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2017-11-10

Unless you’ve been living under a rock (or not listening to podcasts featuring Tom Pestak) you’re well familiar with this vehicular soccer video game league that’s played with rocket powered cars. It’s a fast paced, high powered game where cars can slam into each other as they score points. It’s also a pretty fitting metaphor for the kind of game the Houston Rockets play on a nightly basis in the…

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Recap: Cleveland 124, Milwaukee 119 (or, National TV, No Problem)

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2017-11-08

Cleveland continued their trend of only coming up with great performances in national TV games (even if it was just NBATV), but what a performance it was (at least offensively) as Cleveland rode LeBron James, Kevin Love, and J.R. Smith (finally!) to a double digit fourth quarter lead that proved to be margin enough as Cleveland to hold off Giannis Antetokounmpo and the young Bucks for a quality win. Sure,…

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Recap: Cleveland 102, Boston 99 (or, a win, prayers, and other strangeness)

2017-10-18

This game had everything: spectacular plays, gruesome injuries, amazing comebacks, awful officiating, baffling coaching decisions, and the best basketball player in the universe prevailing late. It promises to be a long, enigmatic, frustrating, and jaw dropping season for Cleveland.

The game started out with Kyrie canning a floater after being booed during the opening introductions and the game going back and forth before the unthinkable happened.

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Preseason Recap: Bulls 108, Cleveland 94 (or, Rust Never Sleeps)

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2017-10-11

Cleveland looked… rusty in their pre-season tuneup game. LeBron James played 30 minutes and scored 17, with five boards and three dimes, but turned it over eight times. Dwyane Wade added four turnovers of his own and he and Kevin Love combined to go 2-19. Kevin did chip in eight rebounds and a couple steals, but it was a rough start at center for Kevin. Chicago looked to attack him…

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Preseason Recap: Indiana 106, Cleveland 102 (Or, Good Starters, Bad Finishers)

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2017-10-06

Editor’s Note: Long time CtB fan Joshua Martin submits his first recap, tonight. Let’s give him a warm CtB welcome. I like the new modern look of the Indiana Pacers’ jerseys. My wife agreed as she was quick to chime in asking “why are the Cavs’ jerseys so boring compared to the Pacers?” Why indeed? The new look Pacers pushed the pace early and attacked on defense and sped out…

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Outlier or New Normal?

2016-10-28

The NBA season is underway.  Anthony Davis (remember him?) has already put up an all-time gaudy statline.  The content machines are churning and the Knicks are already being declared unfit for the playoffs.  But before we all jump to conclusions and trade away our dumpster fire fantasy teams, I offer a couple factoids off the top of my head. Rookie Brandon Jennings dropped 55 points in the 7th game of…

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