"You be quiet now, boy. I'm trying to watch 'Quincy.'"
When Byron Scott stands glowering on
the Cavaliers' sideline, he looks like that strict uncle you were always a
little bit afraid of. The kind of old-school disciplinarian not shy about
pulling out his belt to deliver a whoopin' on whoever was fixin' for one,
Scott needs to take the belt out
more on these Cavs, a collection of raw talent that treats defense like
a sullen teenager considering a messy room. Overall, the team simply plays too many
stretches of lackluster basketball, evidenced again yesterday in a 91-77 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers, the Cavs' fourth
straight defeat and 14 of 16 overall, for the seven people out there who still
give a damn about the 2012-2013 squad's fortunes.
Scott seems like the whip-cracking
type, so it's frustrating for fans when the energy and effort are not apparent.
Then there are the moments when this roster just chokes under the pressure,