Everyone knew the Cavaliers would lose.
Portland had entered Wednesday having dropped three straight, was playing at home, and is in front of the Cavs when the idea is young and up-and-coming teams.
The Trail Blazers are fighting for the playoffs. The Cavs are fighting for well, continued development.
Final score: Cavs 93, Blazers 88 in another semi-nail-biter at the famed Rose Garden.
And guess what?
The Cavs (10-31) have won six times in 25 road games. That may not sound like much, but its better than their 4-12 record at home.
But the bottom line in the Cavs previous two outings is they have given GM Chris Grant and coach Byron Scott what theyre seeking. Thats right, this young team displayed (heres that word again) progress.
In the process, Kyrie Irving (31 points) was the best player on the floor. Two nights ago in a loss at Sacramento, it was Dion Waiters. He scored 33 in that game, but struggled mightily (1-for-9 shooting) against the Blazers.
Neither development sho...