Monday, February 9, 2009


Yesterday really sucked if you're a Cavs fan. A 10-point lead at halftime against the team with the best record in the league. A perfect 23-0 record at home about to be extended against arguably the NBA's most talented team. And a chance for the Cavs to really solidify themselves as the league's #1 team. Then the second half happened. Lamar Odom managed to grab about 7 billion offensive rebounds. LeBron just didn't look himself. And the Cavs finally fell at the Q, a 101-91 loss to the Lakers.

I'm not going to spend too much time dwelling on this one. I hate thinking about losses. And I'm not going to panic and say that the team definitely needs to make a move now to win a title. The Lakers are playing very well right now, as evidenced by their win in Boston on Thursday. The Cavs are still banged up, without starter Delonte West, and missing Sasha Pavlovic for most of yesterday's game. Those aren't meant to be excuses - the Cavs did piss a good chance away yesterday. But I still want to see what this team can do when they are back at full strength again. Hopefully that will happen sometime soon after this weekend's All-Star break.

For now just keep in mind that this team is still 39-10. They still own the best record in the East. And they have a quick turnaround to forget about yesterday's loss - they will be in Indiana to face the Pacers tomorrow night at 7:00. The Cavs have avenged every one of their nine previous losses with a victory - let's hope that trend continues tomorrow night.