Like I said yesterday, this streak will be here for a while so no need to talk it to death now. Simply stated, the Magic loss (107-83) makes it 20 straight. The fact that this is now a new Cavaliers’ franchise record for consecutive losses in a season would be worth exploring in more detail if it wasn’t already clear that this current record will be certainly set, reset, and reset again over the next five or ten games.
The Cavaliers absolutely look like a team determined to push this streak out towards 30 games from what I can tell, and I plan to dive back into all that then.
As far as bright spots Sunday, there’s always a couple if you look hard enough. Obviously Skyenga being front and center in that regard, but we’ll get to that later.
Manny Harris did score 20 and Samardo also kicked in 16 off the bench, so there’s two more. I’m not even going to talk about how those performances really aren’t the same as “scoring 20 against the Magic” in a game that matters and isn’t over after the first quarter either. I’m going to stick with bright spots there, good game you two.
JJ also kinda was a bright spot of sorts by grabbing 11 rebounds proving once again that if he does try he is capable of doing that, even though he’s not really a bright spot at all actually seeing as how he coupled that with a scoring night of zero.
So with that out of the way, it’s the Miami Heat up next.
I’m not even talking about that guy either right now. Actually, I’m not talking about anybody…I’ll let my boy Kevin Durant do the talking.
I’m sure you’ve seen it by now, but Kevin Durant called the guy that Shaq once called “The Rupaul of Bigmen” a “fake tough guy” today…awesome.
Maybe that’s why Bosh and number six are such good friends.
Anyways, from Kevin Durant on Sunday regarding Chris Bosh – via CBSSports.com:
Royce Young of CBSSports.com reports that Durant was upset with Bosh over a skirmish that took place in the first half.
“I was talking to my teammate and [Bosh] decided he wanted to put his two cents into it. I am quiet guy, laid back guy, but I’m not going to let nobody talk trash to me. He’s on a good team now so he thinks he can talk a little bit. There are a lot of fake tough guys in this league and he’s one of them.”
“I’m no punk. I wasn’t even talking to him first off. He decided to butt in and I’m not going to just let that slide. Especially in our house. Like I said, he’s not one of those guys I look at and say he has a rap for talking back to guys or getting into it. He’s a nice guy. I’m not going to let that type of person say something to me like that.”
By nice I think Durant means something else.
Still though, don’t think the Heat game will end nicely for the Cavs. It will be bad, but we’ll be watching anyways. All for now.