The Cleveland Cavaliers are usually always going to be in the news, whether it’s bad or good. This is largely because LeBron James is on the team, who might very well be the most talked about player in NBA history. So far this season, the Cavaliers have been on both sides of the spectrum.
They started out in a huge funk, losing to teams that they shouldn’t have lost to. A big part of their early season struggles were all of the new faces that were included in the offseason. These additions were made because of the peculiar departure of Kyrie Irving.
While many people were ready to hit the panic button for the Cavaliers, others believed that it would only be a matter of time until they started clicking. This ‘clicking’ ironically occurred on a loss against the Houston Rockets. While the Cavaliers could not overcome James Harden and company, they finally began to show consistent effort on both sides of the ball.
This refreshing energy started to carry on and the Cavaliers have not looked back since. Even though most of these teams have been below average, the Cavaliers have started to look like a real contender. Let’s not forget, this is all without the services of Isaiah Thomas, Derrick Rose, Tristan Thompson, and Iman Shumpert.
The latest victory was a grind-it-out type of game against the Sacramento Kings. The Kings gave the Cavaliers everything they could handle, but LeBron was able to will the team to victory. He went 5-8 from deep, including a dagger three with 20 seconds left to put them up five.
LeBron has shown great improvement with his three ball this season. He has also relished in closing out games, and it will be interesting to see if the Cavaliers can keep this thing moving.
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