The Cavaliers were playing on the road one night after an emotional victory at home.
But what happened Wednesday at Indiana was unacceptable.
The verdict: Pacers 96, Cavs 81.
The sentence: Most likely the wrath of coach Byron Scott.
The truth: Life in the NBA, with its constant stream of back-to-back games and lack of respect from the referees, can be brutal and downright unfair.
The lesson: Get used to it, kids.
Most of all, you cant excuse blowing a 16-point lead, which the Cavs owned in the first half.
Think about that -- they led by 16, and lost by 15.
They also scored a miserable 23 points in the second half -- after scoring 58 in the first.
No easy way to stomach that, and the Cavs cant keep blowing double-digit leads, I dont care if their star point guard is 12-years old.
Instead, Kyrie Irving is 20, and while this was hardly his fault, he didnt play with near the energy he displayed in Tuesdays exciting home win over the Lakers.
In that game, Irving fini...