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01/17 Morning Minute: Which Team Show Up?

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The month of January has already welcomed the Cleveland Cavaliers with six wins on the season. The one loss was the second game of a back-to-back, on the road. A combination that never seems to bode well for the Cavs.

Excuses aside, tonight’s game against the San Antonio Spurs will be very telling. Will we see the Cavs team that is a defensive unit that has held the Atlanta Hawks (twice), Sacramento Kings, Toronto Raptors, and Seattle Supersonics under 95 points each? Or will we see the Cavaliers team that has given up over 100 to the Charlotte Bobcats and Memphis Grizzlies?

Granted, these were overtime games, but these are also opponents that should have been finished off handedly in regulation.

As much as tonight’s game will be thought of as a rematch between the two Championship teams from a few months ago, many need to realize that this team is currently well behind where they should be if they want to be thought of in the same light. There’s a solid chance that LeBron James takes the game over, leading the Cavs to a win. But I refuse to believe that that puts us in the same category as the Spurs.

This upcoming stretch that features the Washington Wizards, Phoenix Suns, Los Angeles Lakers and the Portland Trailblazers will be tough. Starting it off right tonight will be key in the Cavaliers’ ability to stay among the elite in the East – if we’re even there at this point.

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Written by Scott @ WFNY

January 17, 2008 at 12:27 pm

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