Found December 06, 2012 on Fox Sports Ohio:
CLEVELAND -- Sometimes, you just have no chance. Oh, you think you do. And you can give it your best. But its just not in the cards, and thats OK. Thats pretty much the story for the Cavaliers these days, particularly in a game like the one Wednesday at The Q, where the Cavs dropped a 95-85 decision to the Chicago Bulls. Now, understand that the Cavs battled. In the second half, you could see that looks in their eyes. You could see they believed they could overcome a first half in which the ball moved about as smooth as a weighted rock. The Cavs scored 35 points in that half. Thirty-five, in 24 minutes. Its happened before, but not often like this. This was, in a word, painful. But despite all this dreary news, the Cavs did what theyve been doing every night for the past few weeks: Theyre making a game of it. With or without their high-scoring backcourt of Kyrie Irving and Dion Waiters (and it was again without on Wednesday), the Cavs are just trying to gut out something to ma...
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