The Cavaliers are back home for the second night of a back to back to face the Chicago Bulls. They didn't play too well last night, so maybe they got all of their misses out of the way?
Who? Chicago Bulls (7-7) at Cleveland Cavaliers (4-12)
When? 7:30 Eastern Time
Where? Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland OH
Where on my eyeballs? Fox Sports Ohio/ NBA League Pass
Things don't seem like they could get much worse for the Cavaliers right now. Nobody is playing to their potential, reports of conflict in the locker-room, and the list of things they do poorly seems to dwarf the positives. Situations like this have an ability to take on a life of it's own, players struggle to do anything right. An act as simple as tying your own shoes can feel like performing brain surgery. Fingers get pointed and it feels there doesn't appear to be an end in sight.
Now this may sound like the start of the eulogy for the 2013-2014 Cavaliers, but it isn't. These situations can be turned around. All it takes is one win. It doesn't have to be a pretty, it doesn't have to be against one of the leagues best. Winning, like losing, can be contagious. I'd be lying if I said I knew that win would come tonight. But the Cavaliers have struggled against the Bulls ever since LeBron left, a win over them would likely be a massive boost to the collective psyche of the team.
I could write the same old story that's been written in every preview here. That the Cavs need to find their rhythm on offense, that Kyrie needs to trust his teammates more, they all need to make the extra pass, Dion Waiters needs to attack the basket and not settle for mid-range jumpers as well as the whole cavalcade of issues that have plagued this team. But like I said above, situations like this can seem like complete chaos for teams. They just need to find a way to win. They need to dig deep, not hang their heads after each mistake and simply refuse to lose. Calls will go against the Cavs, the Bulls defense is going to turn this into an ugly, miserable game. But at the end of the night all that matters is whether or not the Cavaliers come away with the win.
The Bulls are still trying to get over the loss of Derrick Rose, but they are still one of the best coached teams in the league with an exceptional defense. Nothing about this game will be easy. Let's hope the Cavaliers find a way to win.
Hope all of our readers/ writers that are attending the game enjoy themselves. Have fun, stay safe and go Cavs.
Fear The Sword's Fearless Prediction
Chicago wins 88-82. Prove me wrong boys.