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After beating the Clippers 105-94 at The Q for their 12th consecutive victory, LeBron said ball movement and defense were the keys to the win….

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LeBron Meida Day #1


Yes the Cavs are streaking from L.A. to Cleveland and here’s a look at some numbers during the Cavaliers current 6 game winning streak that would make “Frank The Tank” want to do as many beer bongs as possible because it tastes so good, and has Cavs head coach David Blatt feeling so good because of his team’s play at both ends of the floor.


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The Cavs have now won 6 games in a row for the second time this season.

Their season high winning streak is 8 games (Nov.24-Dec.9).

During their current 6 game winning streak the Cavs margin of victory is 16 points per game – (114 to 98).

3 of those 6 wins have come against teams with records of.500 or better (Clippers, Bulls and OKC).

In all 6 of those games the Cavs have won the rebounding battle and have out rebounded their opponents (287-244).

In the last 4 games the Cavs opponents are shooting just 39.7 percent from the field .

The Cavs are a perfect 13-0 at home when scoring at least 100 points this season.

After finishing the first half of the season at (21=20), the Cavs are now  (4-0) to start the second half off the season.


In the 6 wins:

LeBron James is averaging 31.5 points per game.

LeBron James Jumper Over Dion Waiters 1-25-15

Kyrie Irving is averaging 22.3 points per game and 5.3 assists per game.

Kevin Love is averaging 16 points per game and 9 rebounds per game. (Only played 5 games)

Timofey “I Must Break You” Mozgov is averaging 10.5 points per game, 9.2 rebounds per game and 1.3 blocks per game.

Ivan Drago - I Must Break You

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J.R. Smith is averaging 15.3 points per game and shooting 40 percent from 3-point country  as he’s made 22-55 from beyond the arc.

Tristan Thompson is averaging 9 points per game and 10.1 rebounds per game.


Next Up For The Cavs:

At Detroit on Tuesday, January 27th.

Home against Portland on Wednesday, January 28th.

Home against Sacramento on Friday, January 30th.

At Minnesota on Saturday, January 31st.



EASTERN CONFERENCE  –  (Playoff teams in BOLD)

Central Division

1 Cavs                          59-23

2 Bulls                          56-26

3 Detroit                      37-45

4 Indiana                     34-48

5 Milwaukee               26-56


Atlantic Division

1 Toronto                    49-33

2 New York                 42-40

3 Brooklyn                  40-42

4 Boston                     26-56

5 Philadelphia            20-62



1 Miami                      48-34

2 Washington            46-36

3 Charlotte                 45-37

4 Atlanta                     41-41

5 Orlando                   28-54




1 San Antonio            58-24

2 Houston                   50-32

3 Dallas                       49-33

4 Memphis                 47-35

5 New Orleans           41-41



1 LA Clippers              58-24

2 Golden State          52-30

3 Phoenix                   44-38

4 Kings                        30-52

5 LA Lakers                 28-54



1 Oklahoma City       54-28

2 Portland                  53-29

3 Denver                    37-45

4 Minnesota              27-55

5 Utah                        26-56

Eastern Conference Finals  –  CAVS over BULLS

Western Conference Finals –  SPURS over CLIPPERS


NBA Championship – CAVS over SPURS



1 San Antonio Spurs  – Defending champs, Tim Duncan comes back at a discount price to help keep Boris Diaw and Patty Mills and the team stays intact. The favorites to start the season for sure.

2 Oklahoma City Thunder – While they lost veterans Sefalosha and Butler, they added shooting guard Anthony Morrow in free agency who is a career 43% shooter from beyond the arc and picked up a big in Mitch McGary and a defensive minded wing in Josh Huestis in the draft. Oh yeah K.D. and Russell Westbrook are still there too.

3 Los Angeles Clippers – With Doc Rivers fully in charge, the Clippers have had a quiet, but productive off-season so far. In free agency they’ve added stretch-5 Spencer Hawes and point guard Jordan Farmar to help with their depth and offense. In the draft L.A. selected shooting guard C.J. Wilcox who can knock it down from long range and cash in at the free throw line, and is a solid defender already.

4 Chicago Bulls – Even though they didn’t get Carmelo Anthony, the Bulls did add Pau Gasol in free agency and will be getting former league MVP Derrick Rose back. Adding those two All-Stars to a team that made the playoffs last year and the Bulls are going to be a force to be reckoned with in the Eastern Conference.

5 Cleveland Cavaliers – Bringing LeBron James back in free agency not only makes the Cavs a playoff contender, but a lot people feel an NBA Championship contender.  I’m not ready to go there yet. Let’s wait and see what happens with all of these Kevin Love rumors. But even if they don’t deal for Love, with James, number #1 overall pick Andrew Wiggins and Kyrie Irving serving as the Cavs big three, David Blatt’s team is one to watch out for in the East, which is now up for grabs.


6 Portland Trail Blazers

7 Indiana Pacers

8 Houston Rockets

9 Golden State Warriors

10 Memphis Grizzlies

11 Washington Wizards

12 Miami Heat

13 Dallas Mavericks

14 Phoenix Suns

15 Toronto Raptors


From Princeton to Europe to Cleveland. That’s the path David Blatt has taken over 20 years to be a head coach in the NBA.

David Blatt

Blatt becomes the 20th head coach in Cleveland Cavaliers history, replacing the recently fired Mike Brown.

ESPN’s Brian Windhorst is reporting it’s a three year deal with a fourth year team option for the man who led Maccabi Tel Aviv to the 2014 Euroleague championship.

Blatt who has never played or coached in the NBA is known for his offensive mind and he beat out former Lakers point guard and current Clippers assistant coach Tyronn Lue for the job.

David Griffin Photo 5-13-14

In the  team’s official press release, Cavs G.M. David Griffin said, “David is a great basketball coach and a special person.  His abilities to communicate, to build relationships with his players and to foster winning environments at several stops throughout Europe and across the highest levels of International competition speaks for itself.  He brings unbridled passion, energy and creativity to his craft. These qualities have enabled David to reach a level of success that is truly unique. I have watched David’s work for many years. He has an uncanny ability to adapt his system to maximize the talents of his teams year after year. That is why I am very confident he will make a smooth transition to the NBA.  There is a great opportunity to accelerate the progress of moving our team and franchise to the higher level of play we all believe we are capable of achieving. I am excited that the experience, knowledge, skills and leadership David will bring to the Cavaliers is the right fit at the right time.” 

Dan Gilbert Photo

Cavs majority owner Dan Gilbert had this to say about his new head coach, “David Blatt is going to bring some of the most innovative approaches found in professional basketball anywhere on the globe. Time and time again, from Russia to Israel and several other prominent head coaching jobs in between, David has done one thing: ‘win’. He is not only an innovator, well-trained and focused on both sides of the court, but he is always learning and always teaching. Whether you are a top draft pick just entering the league, or a seasoned NBA veteran, Coach Blatt is going to take your game and the game of the team you are playing for to a new and higher level. That’s just who the man is and we are proud to call him our new head coach. We are driven by one thing and one thing only; delivering Cavaliers fans everywhere and the city of a Cleveland the kind of competitive basketball they deserve. I look forward to David’s leadership in helping the entire Cavaliers organization realize our vision.”


The 55 year old Blatt shared these thoughts in the Cavs press release,   “I couldn’t be more excited about the opportunity to come to Cleveland and lead the Cavaliers as their head coach. After spending a great deal of time discussing the organization, the team and the head coach’s role with David Griffin, I feel strongly about my fit for the job and this team’s potential. This is an opportune time to join the Cleveland Cavaliers. We are going to work extremely hard to achieve the kind of results we all expect and know are possible,” said Blatt.  “I also want to thank Dan Gilbert, Nate Forbes, Jeff Cohen, and many others within the Cavaliers front office, for their belief and confidence in me and what we can accomplish together. This is a proud day for me, personally, but I hope just the first of many more for all of us as we work towards a very bright future. I have always heard about how great of a sports town Cleveland is and have come to understand how much fans here care about the Cavaliers. This makes me feel especially excited and comfortable to join this community but above all motivates me to help deliver in a big way.” 

Blatt will be introduced to the media during a Wednesday, June 25th press conference at Cleveland Clinic Courts at 11am.





                East                                                First Round                                     West

#1 Pacers over #8 Hawks                                                       #1 Spurs over #8 Mavs

#2 Heat over #7 Bobcats                                                         #2 Thunder over #7 Grizzlies

#6 Nets over #3 Raptors                                                         #3 Clippers over #6 Warriors

#5 Wizards over #4 Bulls                                                       #5 Blazers over #4 Rockets



East                                                            Second Round                                   West

#1 Pacers over #5 Wizards                                                      #1 Spurs over # 5 Blazers               #2 Heat over #6 Nets                                                       #2 Thunder over #3 Clippers


East                                                         Conference Finals                                  West

#2 Heat over #1 Pacers                                                                #2 Thunder over #1 Spurs

NBA Basketball Close Up


 NBA Finals

 #2 Heat over #2 Thunder in 7 games