Game #66, the final game of the season. It's been a rough year, but it's had some nice moments and created some good memories. This team beat the Oklahoma City Thunder and also lost to the Detroit Pistons while trailing by 50 points after three quarters. How do you explain that? This team is weird. This entire season has had no rhyme or reason. Much like the following song.
Song of the Day: Scatman - Scatman John
The Cavaliers can complete their epic tank job tonight by losing to the Bulls. If the Kings and/or Hornets win, the Cavaliers can improve their positioning further. A loss and a win by both of those teams would move the Cavaliers up to the third slot in the lottery. That'd be good. Fortunately for us, the Bulls are in fact trying to win this game. A win for the Bulls gives them home court throughout the playoffs and Tom Thibodeau has already said that the Bulls will try to get that. They'll play their starters for about 25ish minutes and that should be enough. Meanwhile, Kyrie Irving is likely out and the starters will barely play again.
The Cavaliers pointed out that many of their players are still playing for contracts. Players like Manny Harris, D.J. Kennedy, Alonzo Gee, Samardo Samuels, and Semih Erden are all guys that the Cavaliers have to make longterm decisions on. Do they want to bring them back next year? They'll use this game as another gauge of how much they like these players. Expect Kennedy especially to play extended minutes.
Kyrie Irving has wrapped up the Rookie of the Year award and he won't play tonight. I fully expect a loss, which is good. Mostly, we'll be focusing on the Kings and Hornets games, as we are now passionate Hornets and Kings fans. Also, there's this thing called the NFL draft tonight. I assume most of you guys will be watching that to be sorely disappointed by the Browns.
Fear the Sword's Fearless Prediction:
They take Trent Richardson with the fourth overall pick. The 22nd pick will be used to take Cordy Glenn.