Cavaliers Without LeBron Didn’t Look Good at All

March 6th, 2010 by Karl Leave a reply »
All season long, I've seen people raise the question at B/R, what would the Cavs be without LeBron?  Well, it was just one game, but tonight we got a look. 

Mike Brown made the decision to give LeBron a rest because he's been beat up a lot lately and could just use the rest.  It was probably a good decision.

On tonight's telecast, the commentators mentioned that the plan is to continue to rest LeBron against the Spurs Monday night, then take advantage of a rare three-day layoff in the schedule, giving LeBron a six-day rest as the team gears up for the stretch run of the regular season and post-season.

So how did the LeBron-less Cavs look?  Pretty bad.  They lost by 7 to Milwaukee, basically a mid-level team (though they've been hot lately, winning 9 of their last 10).  I guess that doesn't sound too bad on paper, but I watched the game on TV with my NBA league pass, and it was a lot uglier than that. 

The Cavs shot just .442, and they only got to the line 16 times, turned the ball over 17 times, and scored just 85 points.  They looked discombobulated much of the time, and seemed to go several stretches without getting off a cl ...

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