Everyone has taken their turn on the bandwagon of blame this year.
Jarrett Allen had the stain of the Knicks playoff series, and was deemed ill-fitting with Evan Mobley.
JB Bickerstaff was almost fired at one point, almost certainly after a three-game losing streak in mid-December.
Donovan Mitchell was in the crosshairs to be shipped off after injuries to Darius Garland and Mobley put doubt into the Cavs season.
Mobley had to fix his shot or else and was criticized for not taking the leap.
Now, it’s Garland’s turn.
Coming off injuries, Mobley and Garland have taken slightly different paths.
Mobley has reacclimated well thus far with five double-doubles in seven February games, and has went 8-13 from three-point range. With that...
With 29 games to go and rested up the Cavaliers begin their stretch run with a pair of back-to-back games. The first game is at home against the Orlando Magic, who are 30-25 overall and 12-17 on the road. Tomorrow they're in Philly.
The Magic started the season like gangbusters, racing out to a 14-5 record and looking like a contender. But since that point they are 16-20 and the bloom is off the rose.
The Magic are challenged offensively as they rank 26th in scoring at 111.7 points per game. Their biggest problem is lack of 3-point shooting; they are 29th in 3-point accuracy and last in the NBA at just under 12 made 3's per game.
They also play at a slow pace (25th) and commit a lot of turnovers (24th). They rank 25th in assists per...
The last game before the All-Star break and the Cavs played like it. After a disappointing home loss to a ravaged Sixers team and a chance to make the league’s longest win streak, the Cavs started off where they left off… unfortunately. But good teams win games even when they don’t play their best and the Cavs did just enough to end their first half on a positive note.
Just ball up and throw away the first quarter film along with the Sixers game. Please.
The Bulls shot 59.1 FG%, out rebounded the Cavs by 5, led by as many as 11 and the Cavs were 4-13 from 3P.
An 8-0 run on your homecourt versus the lowly Chicago Bulls on a nationally televised game after asking for more national respect issssss not the best.
The Cavs were 0-6 from 3P to...
Welp, that was a dousy. The Cavs played from behind for most of the game and had a chance to win but in the end, it just wasn’t their night.
To give you an idea of the type of night it was, Kelly Oubre took and made a pull-up transition three-point shot up 7 points with a 1:30 left in the game to go up 10. Typically, those are possessions you run the time out on but not Oubre. The lack of time taken off probably gave the Cavs a chance, but that shot probably also was too much to overcome that late.
Beginning of the game was who could score more points in the paint. 12 of the Cavs first 14 points were in the paint and they didn’t make a three-point shot until the 6:30 mark in the first quarter. They proceeded to make three straight...
The Cavs return home to take on the Philadelphia 76ers for the second time this season. The Cavs beat the Sixers in Philly in overtime in Game #14 without Mitchell and LeVert. Joel Embiid had 32 points, 13 rebounds, and 5 assists in the losing effort.
Fortunately for the Cavs, Embiid is not available tonight and Mitchell and LeVert have returned. Not a bad trade. This one should not go to overtime.
The Sixers are a tale of two teams this season. With Embiid on the floor they are 26-8, a winning percentage that would put them .009 points behind Boston for the league’s best record. Without Joel they are 5-13, which equates to the league’s fifth worst winning percentage. They don’t exactly go from first to worst when Embiid is out, but...
Cavs song of the night? Rollin’ by Limp Bizkit because that’s all they are doing. “Keep rollin', rollin', rollin', rollin'”
With a win against the Raptors, the Cavs tied the league’s longest win streak of 9. They will head home for two games before the All-Star Break with a chance to make it the league’s best.
The game started out a bit back and forth with teams trading baskets. Halfway through the first quarter the Raptors were up 16-13, and made 6 of 10 shots.
Of those 13 points for the Cavs, 10 of them were in the paint. Since Evan Mobley has returned, it seems like the Cavs have started out games attacking the paint early.
The Cavs were slowed a bit early by turnovers, as they had five for the quarter and three within the first half...
After a day off the Cavs conclude their three-game road trip with a visit to Toronto. The Raptors are 19-33 and after getting off to a rough start decided to throw in the towel. First they traded OG Anunoby followed by Pascal Siakam on January 17. Since the Siakam trade the Raptors are 4-8. Siakam and Anunoby combined to average 37 points and 10 rebounds per game before they were traded.
These teams last met on New Year’s Day and the Raptors won 124-121 as Siakam scored 36 points in 40 minutes, making 13-of-20 shots. Tonight will be a lot different; the Raptors won’t have Siakam but the Cavs will have Garland and Mobley, who missed that game.
I don’t think it’s worth going over the season stats for Toronto since they are a much...