Cavaliers Must Fix Flaws in Big 3 Approach to Reach Championship Potential

January 21st, 2016 by Greg Swartz Leave a reply »

CLEVELAND — As good as the Cleveland Cavaliers have been against much of the NBA this season, Kyrie Irving summed up his team's performance after Jan. 18's 132-98 beatdown at the hands of the Golden State Warriors.

"They just came in and kicked our ass."

Irving's sentiments were echoed throughout the locker room in Cleveland's worst loss of the year and final regular-season meeting against the Warriors. For all the talk that a healthy Cavaliers team would have won the 2015 NBA Finals, there was little evidence to suggest such an outcome.

The Cavs finished the regular season 0-2 against the Warriors and are 0-1 with one game left to play against the NBA's other elite team, the San Antonio Spurs.

Cleveland has been a lock at the top of the Eastern Conference standings all season but has shown little hope of knocking off one of the best in the West come June.

As with everything they do, the Cavs' potential success starts and ends with their Big Three of Irving, Kevin Love and LeBron James.

While the group rebounded nicely in a 91-78 win over the lowly Brooklyn Nets on Jan. 2 ...

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