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The OKC Thunder may not have James Harden, but they still packed more than enough punch. The Cavaliers played tough for three quarters in one of the NBA’s toughest venues, but Russell Westbrook’s barrage of buckets late in the third and early in the fourth proved to be too much as Westbrook’s 27 points led the Thunder’s 55% shooting effort as they pulled away from the Cavaliers 106-91. Kyrie Irving led the Cavaliers with 20 points, Alonzo Gee added 18, and aside, from Daniel Gibson’s 16 points, the bench was a giant smoking crater devoid of production. The Cavaliers are now 1-4 on their current road trip, which they’ll conclude on Tuesday night in Brooklyn when they take on the Nets.
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Random thoughts following the Cavaliers 107-105 loss Friday night at Phoenix:
Hey, how about Chris Grant? Remember on draft day, when everyone was criticizing the Cavs general manager for reaching for Dion Waiters with the No. 4 overall pick? I sure do, because Im one of the dorks who wrote it. In fact, that's exactly what I wrote. I wrote Waiters was a reach. I was wrong....
The Cleveland Cavaliers dropped a heart-breaker last night in Phoenix, Cleveland looked great in the first quarter,then they started to show signs of one of the pieces Scott has yet to put in the puzzle. The Cavaliers failed to play defense. Cleveland had a problem playing defense last season too, they let a 21 point lead they built-in the first quarter gently start sliding away...
Positive thoughts on the Cavaliers following their 106-91 loss at Oklahoma City on Sunday:
1. It's all good. Honest.
Yes, Im writing positive thoughts about the Cavs. No, Im not employed by the organization. Nor do I receive any special perks if I say only nice things about the team (nor should I). And anyone who reads my stuff regularly (that means you, mom) knows I can sometimes...
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With the Browns and Buckeyes on bye, and the Cavaliers losing both games this weekend, I thought we’d look this morning at some sports news outside the Cleveland realm...
We have to go back to history with Mike. Mike didn’t get it done in Cleveland. If he can’t get the championship done in Cleveland, having the game’s best player (LeBron James), how are you going to come to Los Angeles and win it? It’s just too bad. I think he will get another job, but it just wasn’t the right fit for him here in Los Angeles. [...] Mike Brown has one big...
Games like these are almost a guaranteed loss. The Cavaliers won at Oklahoma City last season, the Thunder are defending Western Conference champions, and they already lost to an East team (Atlanta) at home this year.
So, what do the Cavs have to play for?
Well, you still have to approach each game its winnable. And with the young Cavs, it probably is. At least, it...