Cleveland Cavaliers Exposing Holes in Florida’s Finest

November 13th, 2009 by John Lorge Leave a reply »
In back-to-back games on back-to-back nights, LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers bested their opponents by a total of 16 points.  Considering the Miami Heat and Orlando Magic had a combined record of 12-3 entering the contests, and both games were in the state of Florida, it's quite an accomplishment.

So what gives?  How did Orlando and Miami, ranked third and fifth respectively in this week's power rankings (well above the Cavs at No. 9), get handled by a 4-3 team coming off a four day break?

Simply put, the Cavs are built to win, which is why I had them as my top Eastern Conference team entering the season.

Over the first two weeks of the season NBA fans were obsessed with the Cavs' terrible start, as the team tried to integrate a Hall of Fame center and new role players into the mix.  Fans were also riding high on the heat wave coming from the central-south Florida area. 

Now that the teams are hitting their stride, it is becoming apparent that the Cavs are better than they looked, but more importantly, Miami and Orlando are not as impressive as some might have thought.

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