Trouble brewing for the Cavs in the Land?
After losing their fourth straight game to the Warriors in an absolute showdown, trouble in the ‘Land’ is indeed brewing in Cleveland. Since 2015 there’s been nothing but excitement, drama and close calls whenever these two teams meet. Whether it’s in the regular season or the NBA Finals, it’s no secret that the Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers have nothing but hate for each other, and as fans we’re the winners here.
MLK day featured some great games all across the league starting at noon, but one of the closest (for the first three quarters) and tightest games featured these two teams in one of the final games of the day. The atmosphere didn’t even feel like some plain old January regular season game, no it felt like we were in June because this game featured 15 lead changes, and if these two teams meet yet again the Finals, well we got a taste a playoff basketball early on in the year.
The big story here though is the Lebron and the Cavs. What the hell is going on in the Land? Not that long ago a video was posted of Lebron James yelling at his teammates on the bench and it was liked by no other than Kyrie Irving who found his way out of Cleveland, which was a shocker to begin with. Regardless if Lebron is telling reporters that his team his “depleted” the Cavs woes goes way deeper than that. Not only have the Cavs lost four straight, they’ve lost 8 out of their last 10. They got blown out by Kyrie and the Celtics in early January, bounced back against the Magic, but went on to lose against the Timberwolves, Raptors, Jazz, and now the Warriors. Not to mention the Cavs got blown out in back-to-back road games against the T-Wolves and Raptors. Derrick Rose might not return, D-Wade is not the same, IT is just getting into a rhythm again, so does Lebron have to constantly carry this team on his back, or is the man the problem himself?
Tension was on the rise for sure with both Lebron James, and Kevin Durant scoring 32 a piece, but after a crazy back-and-fourth game, Cleveland finally gassed out, and it showed in the fourth quarter as they seemingly appeared to just throw up shots missing 17 of 23 in the inalienable quarter. The Warriors ended the game snapping the Cavaliers 13 home game winning streak to silence the crowd at the Q. With Cleveland currently sitting in the third seed in the east there’s no telling if they’ll be favored to appear in the finals yet again in 2018, but Thursday Lebron and company look to bounce back the right way, facing the team they last beat before hitting this rocky road against the Orlando Magic.