So David Blatt Wasn’t The Problem After All

As coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers, David Blatt amassed an 83-40 (.674) record over the course of one and a half seasons.  His firing on January 22nd of this year came after 41 games. The Cavs were 30-11 (.732). They were the best team in the East. Five months later, after  making the Finals, the…

The Cavs Have a Shaun Livingston Problem

He’s done this to them before. He’s done this on a big stage. He’s done this when everyone was watching. He’s done this when Steph Curry was on the bench. He’s done this when the Warriors offense was in neutral and they needed something. It wasn’t Steph Curry the Warriors needed. It wasn’t Klay Thompson.…

Awake, Lowry and DeRozan Causing All Kinds of Trauma

No one saw this coming, saw the Toronto Raptors on life support one minute, and then throwing jabs and left hooks the next minute. The Raptors had a DNR- do not resuscitate. The body was near dead. Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan were oxygen deprived. The mood was grim. The Raptors were destroyed in Cleveland.…

Why The Cavs Need Delly

The Cleveland Cavaliers had an impressive first round, swiftly closing out the Detroit Pistons in four games. Nearly every Cavs player had an efficient series as LeBron James did not carry the burden of dragging the team along. In fact, LeBron had his lowest playoff scoring output (22.8 points) since the 2010-11 NBA Finals vs.…

The Rematch That Wasn’t Much of a Rematch

The hype surrounding the NBA Finals rematch some six months after the Warriors championship parade, and a week after the Warriors 24 game winning streak suddenly ended, was heavily slanted towards the visitors.  The often regurgitated- the Cavaliers are finally at full strength- was adopted, believed and thrust into the atmosphere as truth as to…

Cavs-Warriors: A Finals Preview?

Christmas Day Game: Cleveland vs. Golden State For the first time since Golden State took home the Larry O’Brien trophy in June, Cleveland and Golden State match up again. What has happened since these teams have last taken the court together? The Warriors have won 27 of 28 games, Curry is the center of the…