CLEVELAND -- Finding new ways to describe the Cavaliers habit of keeping games close, and then losing, may be the most difficult part of this season.
But the nice thing is theyre keeping it close.
In a city thats begging for a reason to taunt opposing fans, a reason to experience how it feels to win and win a lot, maybe that doesnt sound like much of a prize.
Maybe the Cavs 118-117 thriller of a double-overtime loss to visiting Portland on Saturday did nothing but make your stomach churn again.
And its OK to hurt. That is, after all, what the players and coaches do. So does management. In spite of all the talk of tanking and lottery picks and assets from fans, GM Chris Grant aches with every missed shot and failed defensive stand.
These days, the Cavs are compiling plenty of both.
We played with fire and we got burned, Cavs coach Byron Scott said of Saturdays loss.
Scott was answering a question about the game-winning three-pointer from the corner, made by Trail Blazers forw...