41 and 2: Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love

Kyrie being brilliant and Kevin Love disappearing has us talking…. Kyrie was spectacular tonight and Kevin Love was…what word would you use to describe his performance? Mallory Stith-Wheat:  Ghastly. Or should it be ghostly? Was he even at the game? Did he hang out with Draymond next door? He played 32 minutes and had two…

The “New” Kevin Love

The Kevin Love everyone was waiting to see is the Kevin Love who has finally arrived, returning for a playoff encore in his second season with the Cleveland Cavaliers. But, truthfully, he has never been here before. Last year, it all ended so abruptly for Love, he hardly left a footprint in the postseason. This, what Love…

Ty Lue Report Card: Offense is Better, Defense Is Worse

There’s enough of sample size to evaluate if the Cavs coaching change was worth the drama it caused, or if it was one more reactionary Cavs thing that didn’t impact the present. For all of the headlines and instant furor that firing David Blatt created-whose only crime was LeBron James entitlement, meaning he was no worse…

Miami Heat Can’t Rebound So They Won’t Win

Cleveland 102, Miami 92 Pat Riley’s famous phrase, no rebounds no rings, should be splashed in red paint all over the Miami Heat’s locker room. Or, maybe: history repeats itself. The Heat were an awful rebounding team last year: last in total rebounding, next to last in offensive rebounding and 28th in defensive rebounding. Their…

Will Kevin Love Return to Superstar Form?

The story of Kevin Love is one of heartbreak. Kevin Love was a top-10 player in Minnesota who averaged 26.1 points and 16.4 rebounds per game in 2013 with a PER of 26.9. His numbers in that season with the Timberwolves were incredible, putting him fourth in the league in points per game and third…

LeBron James Questionable For Rest of Preseason

Early in the week LeBron James had an anti-inflammatory injection for back soreness, according to ESPN. If the Cavs end James preseason now, it wouldn’t be the worst thing to happen. In twelve days when the regular season starts, James is going to have to shoulder a larger than preferred burden because of injuries to Kyrie…