CANTON,Ohio- I’m going to do my best to do a Cavs weekly review and preview. It’ll give fans a chance to look back at this past weeks action and look ahead at what is ahead for the 2016 NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers.
Knicks vs Cavaliers- This was a big night in a few ways. First, none bigger than the Cavaliers getting their well deserved NBA championship rings, then the all emotional raising of the championship banner. After that, Cleveland was all business. New York tried competing but in the end, Cleveland blew the Knicks out 117-88.
Cavs vs Raptors- (Friday)- The first real test for the Cavaliers. They returned to the Air Canada Center where they eliminated the Raptors to advance to the NBA finals. The Cavs started out very well, then began to slow down a bit. The fourth quarter was close, as expected. But with less than a minute left, Kyrie Irving drilled a three to seal a 94-91 victory to improve to 2-0 on the season.
Magic vs Cavs- (Saturday)- The first back to back for the Cavaliers. The lonely Orlando Magic visited Cleveland. For the first three quarters it was a blow out but the Cavs took their foot off the pedal and it took a few late J.R. Smith three’s to seal the win. 105-99 was the final.
Rockets vs Cavs- (Tuesday)- James Hardin and the Houston Rockets bring their high powered offense to Cleveland. Should be a very good game. Please note, due to the World Series being played next door, game time as been moved up to 6.
Celtics vs Cavs- (Thursday)- Boston has been playing Cleveland well the last two years. I don’t expect that to change in their first meeting this year.
Cavs vs 76ers- (Saturday)- Cleveland visits Philadelphia and hopefully, if they don’t play to the level of their competition, Cleveland can have this game won by the late stages of the third or early fourth so they can rest their starters.
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