If you’re going to do something, do it the right way.
I’m not 100 percent sure if that rule applies to losing 24 games straight but I’ll be darned if the Cavaliers didn’t go ahead and slide right in to sole possession of first place all-time for most consecutive losses. I say most consecutive losses because it sounds much nicer than saying something along the lines of longest losing streak ever.
At this rate, I may find myself sitting on my couch, writing a very similar post in a few months. Only this one may read something like this:
After losing 55 straight games to end the 2010-11 season – a mark that is, by far, the worst losing streak in the history of sports – the city of Cleveland is now the proud owner of yet another embarrassing title: worst team in the history of the NBA.
Now don’t get me wrong, I really hope I don’t have to write that post at the end of the year. In fact, I may just quit writing here altogether if it comes to that point. A 55 game losing streak may or may not force me to lose all faith I have in the franchise. And rightfully so, I believe.
The good news, however, is that the Cavaliers do have some pretty steady young talent playing a lot of minutes this season. Manny Harris responded from a tough performance the other night and contributed a rather productive 16 minutes for Byron Scott. Harris was perfect from the field for 12 points and put together a rather solid performance on the defensive end as well, earning a +9 efficiency rating on the evening.
Ramon Sessions gets better and better every game. He scored 15 points, handed off seven assists and snagged six rebounds against the Trail Blazers. He got picked apart by veteran point guard (and former Cavalier) Andre Miller on the defensive end, however. And Christian Eyenga put together a productive 12 point, six rebound performance.
If there is anything positive to take away from this season, it’s that the young guys on this team are getting to play some very solid minutes. They’re getting valuable experience on the court this season and, with the addition of a big playmaker, they could be very good next season.
We’ll see how it all plays out. Regardless, the bearded Cody continues another day. Another game.
Keep the faith, Believeland!