Oh, what a night.
Now that I’ve had a little time to sit on this latest travesty – now synonymous with Cavaliers basketball games – I have to say, I’m no less frustrated than I was last night. Byron Scott was right; you can’t teach heart.
Because I am man enough to admit my mistakes, I would like to begin today’s rendition of RightDownEuclid with an apology. I was wrong. I used to think that a major factor in this absurd losing stretch was a lack of talent. And, in some cases, it is. But a much larger factor is the lack of heart and desire that this team plays with. They lost 26 straight games before finally topping the Clippers on Friday night. And the sad part about that is that they were content with winning one game. ONE GAME!
Like I said, the game against the Wizards was a complete travesty. The score was tied once and, if I remember correctly, it was a 2-2 tie. Outside of that, the Wizards ran away with it and pushed out to a 20+ point lead at halftime. Yes, you read that correctly. They were down by 20+ points to a team that, until Sunday evening, had not won an away game. Ridiculous. Absolutely ridiculous.
Each member of the starting five had a negative efficiency rating in the late teens and beyond. And, as usual, JJ Hickson brought up the rear with an astounding -26 efficiency rating. He may as well have stayed down at the offensive end and left his teammates at a 4-on-5 disadvantage the entire game. That’s about what a -26 efficiency rating correlates to. Roughly.
Anyways, I’m tired of ranting about this team. My only advice to you, as fans of Cleveland sports, is to sell your season tickets to opposing fans. Somebody deserves to watch their team give their best effort night in and night out. It sure as heck isn’t us from the looks of things.
And next time you’re in your car, driving right down Euclid, do me a favor: Keep on goin’.