Cleveland Cavaliers Finally Starting to Live Up to Title-Level Expectations

January 31st, 2015 by Zach Buckley Leave a reply »

You know the old cliche about the NBA season being a marathon and not a sprint?

Well, LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers are reminding everyone why a winner isn't crowned at the midpoint.

It isn't the simple fact that the Cavs have seemingly pulled a 10-game winning streak out of thin air. Although, given what this team had dealt with before—this run was preceded by nine losses over a 10-game stretch—it's hard to gloss over a performance that carries historical relevance, per ESPN Stats & Info:

But the real story here, the one that without question hints at even better days still lying ahead, is the manner in which this team has rattled off those victories.

It would be one thing if Cleveland was overwhelming its opponents with offense. Between James, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love alone, the Cavs have the horses to do just that.

While their offense has been boiling hot lately—114.9 points per 100 possessions from Jan. 15 to Jan. 30, the second-highest mark over that stretch—the really remarkable scoreboard numbers are coming from th ...

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