CLEVELAND -- Everything was set up for a great night.
The Cavaliers had won three straight. Golden State was wounded, a team of basketball zombies that was missing three starters with injuries. Plus, the Warriors played the night before, winning at Toronto. Then they had to fly to Cleveland.
Honestly, folks, you cant ask for a better situation.
Those reasons and more are why the Cavs 108-95 home loss Tuesday really stinks.
And on this night, you cant even use youth as an excuse. The Cavs have two rookies, sure. But the Warriors have four.
Yet it was the Warriors that came out and acted like they had something for which to play. They acted like the game actually mattered.
Now dont misunderstand. The Cavs wanted to win, too. They just didnt behave that way.
Clearly, theyre still learning. Theyre still figuring out that, by golly, you have to bring it every night, against every team, in every moment.
Coach Byron Scott warned the Cavs beforehand that the Warriors werent to be t...