Once No. 2 Seed is Clinched, Cleveland Cavaliers Must Focus on Resting Starters

When you look at where the Cleveland Cavaliers are now compared to this time last year, it’s tough not to be astounded by the turnaround.

Last season, the Cavs were making an ill-fated final push towards the last playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. While the fact the team was still technically in contention was stunning enough, it hardly erased the chaos Cleveland endured throughout the year. Woeful performances on a nightly basis, terrible coaching mistakes from Mike “second time’s a charm” Brown, and the outright failure that was the Andrew Bynum experiment all helped make the 2013-14 iteration of the Cavs an outright disaster.

Flash forward to today, where Cleveland sees itself one win away from clinching both the Central Division and the No. 2 seed in the Eastern Conference. The team just tallied its 50th win, along with its 18th straight home victory.

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