With exactly 42 gamees played, the Cavs have lost four of their last six games and five of their last ten. Included in this stretch are losses to the other top two teams in the league; first getting a whooping by the Warriors by 35 points (126-91) and a close loss to the San Antonio Spurs last night. Does dropping these two milestone games lower the Cavs’ betting chances of winning back-to-back championships?
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So you think this will impact Cleveland in the long term? Not so fast. First off, four games is less than 5% of the total number of regular season games, so the gives Cavs fans pause when wanting to press the panic button. Not only that, every great team goes through a rough patch throughout a season and truly great teams know how to get back on track. The Cavs are a playoff-tested team, won the championship last season, so there’s no doubt Cleveland will recover from this
There’s One Big Reason Not to Be Concerned: LeBron James
Nobody had reached six NBA Finals in a row in the past 50 years. A handful of players from the dominant 1960s Boston Celtics squads were the last players to achieve the feat. James is the ninth player to join the select group this season, along with his perpetual teammate James Jones — and they are the only ones to accomplish it with two different teams. All of the others are in the Naismith Memorial Hall Of Fame (six of them as players, with Satch Sanders inducted as a contributor). And LeBron is a lock to join them after retirement
That’s not a coincidence.
Need we remind you that James is a 4x NBA league MVP 12x All Star and 12x All NBA selection? All that and he’s just 32 years old. Not yonng, but his endurance has been tested time after time over the last several years. That’s all to say that the Cavs aren’t unproven especially with King James at the controls.