With last night’s victory over the Milwaukee Bucks, the Cleveland Cavaliersofficially clinched the Central Division, as well as the No. 2 seed in the Eastern Conference. For a team currently in the midst of an 18-game winning streak at Quicken Loans Arena, home-court advantage is definitely something for Cleveland to get excited about.
When evaluating who contributed the most in turning the Cavs into one of the top teams in basketball seemingly overnight, obvious acclaim is given to people like LeBron James andKyrie Irving. The two superstars have meshed remarkably well, leading to one of the most potent Cleveland offenses fans have seen in quite some time.
However, while James and Irving have both merited high praise for their play this year, they weren’t the only ones who have helped make the Cavs a legit contender. Yes, even though it would be stunning to say such a thing just a few months ago, coach David Blatt has definitely earned his fair share of commendation for Cleveland’s success.