The Cleveland Cavaliers continue their “Season of Huh” as they “fight” for the 8th and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. That run took a slight hiccup two nights ago with a lost to the Brooklyn Nets, a team who has almost sowed up their playoff spot and who has a small chance at the #3 seed in the East and will most likely not fall any lower then the 6th seed. For the Cavs it was a tough game and loss after a couple big late game wins against the Detroit Pistons and Toronto Raptors. The Cavs started their 3 game winning streak against the New York Knicks a team they battle for that 8th spot with as well.
Yet the Cavs loss was no harm no foul. That same night the Knicks lost to the Phoenix Suns and last night the Atlanta Hawks, who currently hold the 8th seed, lost to the Washington Wizards. The Cavs still sit 3 games out officially from the Hawks and a game and a half behind the Knicks. Yet the key number that is important for the club is the win column. The teams will play the same number of games so the Cavs’ fans need to focus on how many wins behind the two clubs they are. Thankfully that is even better news as the Cavs sit 2 wins behind the Hawks and 1 win behind the Knicks.
Tonight is a tough game for the Cavs, the hardest left on their schedule, as they play the Indiana Pacers. The Pacers only sit 1.5 games ahead of the Miami Heat for the best record in the East and can’t afford to lose home court advantage that they have worked so hard for. They have stumbled a bit, losing 4 of their last 6, and could overlook the Cavaliers as they prepare for their Monday night show down with the San Antonio Spurs. Could the Cavs catch them off guard with the home crowd behind the underdog?
The Knicks have a tough game against the Golden State Warriors late this evening while the Hawks play the cupcake 76ers on Monday. The 76ers did just have a huge game to keep from breaking the Cavaliers record of consecutive losses but have not been very good this year. Yet the Hawks have lost 6 straight so anything could happen. A Cavs surprise win today, a Knicks expected loss tonight and a somewhat surprising Hawks loss tomorrow and the Cavs will be 1 win back of the Hawks and tied with the Knicks in the win column.
How are you feeling about the Cavs today? Does 2 games in a row with the Nets and Pacers concern you? With the way the Hawks and Knicks are playing are you more hopeful? Does it even matter to you?
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