Friday, March 27, 2009

Streaking to another record?

The Cavaliers extended their latest winning streak to 10 with a 98-87 win (highlights) over the Nets at the Q on Wednesday night. The win also gave them a franchise-best 58 wins on the year, with still 11 games yet to be played. I've been saying here for some time that the franchise record for wins was just a mere formality this season, but it is nice to officially get that record out of the way. They now hold a five-game lead over both Boston and Orlando and they have quietly crept ahead of Boston in conference record, an important tiebreaker should the wheels fall off down the stretch. Not that I think that will happen, but it seems like only a couple of weeks ago it was a foregone conclusion that we had already lost that tiebreaker to the Celtics.

LBJ flexed his muscles with a 22/8/11 line Wednesday night

Wednesday's win wasn't a thing of beauty by any stretch of the imagination. The Cavs let the Nets hang around for far too long and only finished them off with a 17-5 run in the final four minutes of the game after New Jersey actually took the lead. But I'm not really complaining - at this point of the season, wins are wins. And the Cavs need to keep piling them up because it looks like the Lakers aren't going to cooperate and lose one for us. We still hold a razor-thin one-game lead over LA for the best record in the NBA and home court advantage throughout the playoffs. The good guys take the court again tonight at the Q vs. the Timberwolves and I'll be in attendance. Hopefully this one will be easy and we can look forward to setting yet another franchise record on Sunday when the Mavericks pay a visit to the Q and they notch their 12th consecutive win. Go Cavs.