Last night the Cavs crushed the Detroit Pistons, 100-122. It was bittersweet, though, as the Hawks won and eliminated them from playoff contention. This means that the Cavs will miss out on the playoffs for their fourth straight year. Everything the Cavs accomplished last night, including setting a franchise high for assists in a half, is overshadowed by them being eliminated. Mitch Lyons said, "I was really hoping that they could have made the playoffs this year, but I know that we will make it next year". The Hawks and Knicks are now in a battle for the eighth seed in a weak Eastern Conference. There is under two weeks left in the regular season, and then it is on to the playoffs for the top eight teams from each conference. With plenty of good teams in the playoffs, it is sure to be exciting.
After the Cavaliers got off to a slow start in 2013, they have won 5 of their last 6 games and are looking to claim the eighth seed in a weak Eastern Conference.The Cavaliers are playing very well as off late knocking off five of their last six opponents and pulling to within 2 games of the playoffs. The Cavs have gotten All-Star point gaurd Kyrie Irving back from injury and seem to be stronger than they have been all year. Dion Waiters, Jarrett Jack, and Kyrie have been blending well and running the team with great execution. The late aquisitions of Luol Deng and Spencer Hawes certianly have made the Cavaliers a frightening team for opponents. Mitch Lyons said, "I really hope the Cavs can make the playoffs." If the Cavs can continue their stellar play, then it is very possible they will be in the payoffs.
The Cavaliers play what might be the most important game of the season against the Atlanta Hawks on Friday, April 4th. The tip-off is at 7: 30 pm, so make sure you turn on Fox Sports Ohio and watch. If the Cavaliers win, they will be only one game back and pull closer to the payoffs. The Cavs have been playing great basketball as of late, but if they want to make the playoffs now is the time to dig deep and come up with wins. Let's Go Cavs!