CLEVELAND -- Kyrie Irving or not, too often the Cavaliers look like a team thats playing a game merely because its on the schedule.
Actually, its probably only happened five or six times, but even that is too much in a season like this.
Its definitely happened in both home losses to the Chicago Bulls, the latest a 112-91 hammer job Friday at The Q.
Granted, rookie point guard and leading scorer Irving missed the game with an illness. And granted, starting center Anderson Varejao is still out with a fractured wrist.
But the Cavs, who once had dreams of the playoffs, have lost four in a row -- including three straight at home. Theyre not defending like theyre capable, theyre not shooting particularly well and they arent as aggressive as they need to be against the leagues top teams.
Again, Irving or not, those things need to change.
When you play against a team as good as they are -- and they are definitely one of the best teams in the league -- you can't have the unforced turno...