Originally posted on Trade Street Post  |  Last updated 1/4/13
Although much of the league won’t be paying much attention to the goings on in Charlotte tonight, this game should be billed as a preview of the future of the NBA. The matchup features a pair of teams which, because of varied circumstances, are in the midst of constructing “future dynasties.” Both are packed with young, raw, talent. Both have energy to burn. Both teams have also found the road to piling up wins in pro hoops is a rocky one at best. Cleveland, one season deeper into franchise reconstruction triggered by the exit of He Who Shall Not Be Named, should be one season better, if one applies logic to a situation better measured by pure human desire. Charlotte is buoyed by the return of the seemingly constantly injured Tyrus Thomas. Did he provide the spark to his teammates that led them to a second victory in a row or did his rustiness slow the Felines down? The answer to this and many more questions is but a click away. The first quarter was largely the CJ Miles...
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