Why A 17-Point Loss Is Not The Cavaliers Worry…
MILWAUKEE, WI (TM216) — Not all losses are created equal, the Cavaliers falling in Milwaukee should be an easy one to brush off.
Tuesday evening was a rough one for the Cavaliers, the hostile territory of the BMO Harris Bradley Center has been a hot spot for Cavs loses in recent memory. Is that a reason for worry? Only if you happen to have that one friend that rocks a Steph Curry jersey in downtown Cleveland. That guy is about to be blowing up your twitter timeline.
However over the next few hours while we await Kyrie and company hosting the Los Angeles Clippers at The Q, here are the five reasons NOT to be concerned over the wine and gold dropping a rough one on the road.
1.) Right on Schedule – The Cavaliers are sitting with almost the exact same record as they were at this point last season, in fact they are doing a little bit better. Through sixteen games a season ago, the Cavaliers had a record of 12-4 (actually just coming off a loss to Milwaukee as well, more on that to come) . This season at 13-3, I think it is fair to say that we should be comfortable with being on track with the results of a season ago.
2.) It’s great to be number 1 – Tyron Lue and company still hold a 2.5 game lead in the Eastern Conference. The Raptors do indeed remain a thorn in the side of Cavalier Nation, but just about a quarter of the way through the season they are still chasing. In fact the Cavaliers lead in the East is strong than what Golden State is boasting in the West (2.0), and I feel much more comfortable with the Raptors chasing our top spot lead than the Spurs.
3.) Home is where the heart is. – The Cavaliers currently have the best home record in all of the NBA (9-1). When the Cavaliers next take to the court on Thursday it will indeed be on a hardwood that sports a Cleveland city skyline and a Cavs logo draped in the Larry O’Brien trophy.
4.) Hangover in the Beer City – Cleveland tends to struggle in Milwaukee for whatever reason. Just one season ago, the Cavaliers also dropped to the Bucks on the road, however that game going into double overtime (Cavs fall 105-108). That game was also early in the season accounting for the Cavaliers second loss of the year. Some gym’s are just friendlier than others.
5.) Gifting an old friend – Matthew Dellavedova got a win… Cavs lost, but hey, tip of the cap to Delly.
All of that said, keep an eye on how the wine and gold start the month of December. Last season a pair of early December road games started the Cavs on a three game losing streak to start the month.
At this point, complaining about a loss in nit picking. The Cavaliers are the reigning NBA Champions, they are in a position to make another great run, and they are not the Browns. That is something that we can all be proud of. Defend the land.
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