It took a lot longer than anyone thought, but it appears the Cleveland Cavaliers are finally looking like the championship contender everyone thought they’d be when they acquired LeBron James and Kevin Love over the summer.
Sure, things didn’t seem so great early this season, and a miserable slump to open 2015 had many people wondering what was wrong with the team, myself included. When #FireBlatt – referring to the numerous fans begging ownership to ax first-year coach David Blatt – starts trending as often as it did, hope is a little tough to find.
But, the Cavaliers now look like they’re back on track, winning 13 of their last 14 and decimating the lowly Los Angeles Lakers yesterday afternoon. Said game was highlighted by Love, who scored a season-high 32 points to go with his ten rebounds. Since he’s had more than a little trouble adjusting to his new surroundings in Cleveland, it was a welcome sight to see Love put forth such a quality game.