Feb 28, 2014; Cleveland, OH, USA; referee Eric Lewis (42) waits for play to resume during the fourth quarter in the game between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Utah Jazz at Quicken Loans Arena. The Cavaliers beat the Jazz 99-79. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

Looking Back to Look Forward: Cleveland Cavaliers Season So Far


One of the reasons noted for the firing of Rob Chudzinski from the Cleveland Browns was the team’s lack of progress as the season went on. In football that is a tough thing to gauge as the team only plays 16 games and can be a victim of a easier early schedule and a tough finishing one. For the Cleveland Cavaliers it is a little easier to use monthly records and look at quality wins and bad losses as indicators of improvement, which can then help us look forward to the tough March schedule and cake walk finishing April one.

(We are defining “Good Wins” as wins against teams that are .500 or better and “Bad Loses” as loses against teams under .500 as of the morning of 3/3/14)

October and November (1 Game in October)

Record: 5 – 12

Good Wins: 3

Bad Loses: 6

December

Record: 5 – 9

Good Wins: 1

Bad Loses: 4

January

Record: 6 – 9

Good Wins: 0

Bad Loses: 4

February

Record: 8 – 6

Good Wins: 3

Bad Loses: 1

Looking Forward

Obviously February was the best month for the Cavs with their only record above .500, their most wins, their most Good Wins and their least level of Bad Loses. What that means is the Cavs had their best month as they went on in the season, and though the up coming schedule is very difficult the team has shown improvement throughout the season. Their Bad Loses have gone down and they never won less games the next month compared from the month forward.

Does this mean the Cavs are bound to have a winning record with March’s schedule? No, but based on their development it would not be a surprise. While their schedule is tough many of those teams are beat up, may look to rest some players and might be under estimating the Cavaliers. The return of Dion Waiters, CJ Miles and Anderson Varejao, whenever any of them come back, will also be a huge boon to the team.

When you break down the schedule the way we have does that encourage you? Do you think the team is coming together or does the loss to the Jazz have a bad taste in your mouth?

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