CLEVELAND -- That was more like it.
That was the type of vigor and resolve Byron Scott wants to see.
That was a 115-110 home win Saturday over the powerful Oklahoma City Thunder -- a team that sprints down the floor and can almost will the ball into the basket with the greatest of ease.
But the Cavs, man, they really brought it.
That makes them capable of defeating anyone. That makes them maddening. That makes them young and learning and trying to find their identity.
The Cavs, it seems, can be really good when they want. But Scott doesnt expect them to be really good. He just wants them to want.
Its amazing what happens when we play with energy, Scott said. Thats what weve been looking for every single night.
Scott wasnt agitated. Not after a win like this -- where Kyrie Irving simply took over (yet again), scoring a game-high 35 points and hitting every clutch basket over Thunder star Russell Westbrook.
But Scott wasnt exactly speaking with a smile, either.
His eyes were ...