CLEVELAND -- The Cavaliers have become accomplished at one thing this season, and its not something thats any good.
But their ability to take the wind out of their own sails is clearly unmatched.
That may sound harsh, especially when youre talking about such a young team that understands its taking part in an ongoing process.
Well, chalk up another one to painful memories, as they dropped the ball again in 102-97 loss to visiting New York on Monday.
The Cavs built a 22-point lead, then the Knicks lost their best player in Carmelo Anthony, who suffered a right knee injury of some sort in the second quarter.
Anthony entered the night tied for the NBA scoring lead (with Oklahoma Citys Kevin Durant) at 28.6 points per game. The Cavs worked their buns off when Anthony was in the game -- double-teaming and just generally pestering the poor guy.
When Anthony left for good at 6:42 of the second quarter, he was 1-of-5 shooting for a measly six points, with three turnovers and no assist...