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The Cavs made some improvements tonight, but found the same result. Fearless in the face of adversity, I dove into twitter to see what was going on.

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Well..... that was fun, at least. The Cavs shot the ball well and played with some intensity, but waned at the end. Earl Clark is a ridiculous three point shooter somehow, and I got a bottle of Johnny Walker Blue as a present.

Normally, I run through the entire game, telling the story, but we're gonna start with me getting made fun of first.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Ryan never gives up. RT <a href="https://twitter.com/Ryan_Mourton">@Ryan_Mourton</a>: Have to walk before you can crawl. They made a lot of improvements tonight.</p>&mdash; Hardwood Paroxysm (@HPbasketball) <a href="https://twitter.com/HPbasketball/statuses/404092185898803200">November 23, 2013</a></blockquote>

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First, yes, I did botch that saying. HORRIBLY. Second, I reject the notion that I am in some way a relentless homer, or should be doom and gloom all the time. The Cavs stink right now, I have never said anything different. I mean, I just ripped them all for their effort and pride as a competitor. It's hard for me, when there is so much doom and gloom, negativity, and hyperbolic freakouts to be that guy that piles on. Yeah, I might be overboard on defending Dion and Bennett sometimes, because I think there needs to be counterpoints when the entirety of Cavs twitter is just a bash fest. When Kyrie is passing up open shooters for 1 on 4's, and I refresh twitter to see people complaining about Dion "not showing up" in the second half being the problem, I get frustrated. This wasn't about any of that though. I just thought the Cavs looked better tonight than in previous outings, which is true. Sure they still lost, obviously, but baby steps man. I'll take what I can get right now.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>On the bench. RT <a href="https://twitter.com/SirFranksnBacon">@SirFranksnBacon</a>: Where did Dion go in the 2nd half?</p>&mdash; Emmett Golden (@egoldie80) <a href="https://twitter.com/egoldie80/statuses/404090892207669248">November 23, 2013</a></blockquote>

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Example A: Where did Dion go? Earl Clark and Jarrett Jack both played a ton of minutes in the second half. They were on fire. The hot hands played.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Barely played. RT <a href="https://twitter.com/KlevelandKong">@KlevelandKong</a>: <a href="https://twitter.com/egoldie80">@egoldie80</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/Dan_The_Man10">@Dan_The_Man10</a> dion laid an egg in that 2nd half !!!</p>&mdash; Emmett Golden (@egoldie80) <a href="https://twitter.com/egoldie80/statuses/404089732348395520">November 23, 2013</a></blockquote>

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Example B: See response for example A.

If you're down right now, I get it, a lot people are:

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Charlotte, Milwaukee, Charlotte again, New Orleans.... when am I allowed to be pissed that those were four EASILY BLOWN games so far?</p>&mdash; Kirk (@WFNYKirk) <a href="https://twitter.com/WFNYKirk/statuses/404090669670465537">November 23, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Of <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Cavs&amp;src=hash">#Cavs</a> 9 losses, I would consider 6 of them as bad losses from the standpoint of either a blown lead or versus a bad team.</p>&mdash; Kenny Roda (@TheKennyRoda) <a href="https://twitter.com/TheKennyRoda/statuses/404095190652039168">November 23, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>KY EARL CLARK WAS WIDE OPEN AS 4 DUDES FOLLOWED YOU. HE IS THE HOTTEST THREE POINT SHOOTER IN THE EAST RIGHT NOW</p>&mdash; Ryan Mourton (@Ryan_Mourton) <a href="https://twitter.com/Ryan_Mourton/statuses/404087390542643200">November 23, 2013</a></blockquote>

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Even me sometimes!

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Shocking collapse in New Orleans. Some appalling moments from Kyrie in that 4th quarter. Shut up. Get back on d. Pass the ball.</p>&mdash; Aaron Goldhammer (@HammerNation19) <a href="https://twitter.com/HammerNation19/statuses/404091822567600129">November 23, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>People gotta realize that every NBA team would want Gee, Clark, etc to shoot late? This piecemeal roleplayer hot hand stuff wont work either</p>&mdash; Michael A. Young (@RealMYoung23) <a href="https://twitter.com/RealMYoung23/statuses/404098449777631232">November 23, 2013</a></blockquote>

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This one I vehemently disagree with. Clark was 3-5 on threes tonight. Was wide open on multiple occasions.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Shooting 45% for the season 60% last 5 games RT&quot;<a href="https://twitter.com/TheKennyRoda">@TheKennyRoda</a> Pigs are flying - Earl Clark just made his second 3-pointer in a row! <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Cavs&amp;src=hash">#Cavs</a>&quot;</p>&mdash; Ryan Mourton (@Ryan_Mourton) <a href="https://twitter.com/Ryan_Mourton/statuses/404080848443412480">November 23, 2013</a></blockquote>

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I mean..... this was before tonight. RIDE THE HOT HAND.

Cool Stuff happened in this game though:

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Might be a good night if Alonzo Gee is dunking on Anthony Davis</p>&mdash; WayneEmbrysKids (@WayneEmbrysKids) <a href="https://twitter.com/WayneEmbrysKids/statuses/404072634444701696">November 23, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>.<a href="https://twitter.com/GeeAlonzo">@geealonzo</a> finishes a two-handed slam in traffic: [HIGHLIGHT]: <a href="http://t.co/TbhKhCAA5b">http://t.co/TbhKhCAA5b</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Cavs&amp;src=hash">#Cavs</a> up 79-75 w/ 9 min to go. <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23AllForOne&amp;src=hash">#AllForOne</a></p>&mdash; Cleveland Cavaliers (@cavs) <a href="https://twitter.com/cavs/statuses/404081423864578048">November 23, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>ICYMI: Check out <a href="https://twitter.com/Jarrettjack03">@Jarrettjack03</a>&#39;s buzzer beating jumper to close out the first half. [HIGHLIGHT]: <a href="http://t.co/EiLOpaSpQO">http://t.co/EiLOpaSpQO</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23AllForOne&amp;src=hash">#AllForOne</a></p>&mdash; Cleveland Cavaliers (@cavs) <a href="https://twitter.com/cavs/statuses/404073392783261696">November 23, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>HALF: <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Cavs&amp;src=hash">#Cavs</a> reserves score 27pts led by <a href="https://twitter.com/dionwaiters3">@dionwaiters3</a> w/ 14 pts as the Wine &amp; Gold lead 51-42. [BLOG]: <a href="http://t.co/chdMtRPMH1">http://t.co/chdMtRPMH1</a></p>&mdash; Cleveland Cavaliers (@cavs) <a href="https://twitter.com/cavs/statuses/404068347190726656">November 23, 2013</a></blockquote>

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All in all, it was a fun game. The Cavs looked better, and hopefully are building to some more consistency, and more importantly, WINS. In that nature, we close with some positive tweets:

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Agree w/ Campy. Plenty of encouraging signs. Starting to do things on both ends that lead to consistent winning. Have to put it all together</p>&mdash; Joe Lull (@LullOnSports) <a href="https://twitter.com/LullOnSports/statuses/404095088810524672">November 23, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/cavs">@cavs</a> played a LOT better tonight, just didn&#39;t make shots or get calls in crunch time. This loss doesn&#39;t hurt as bad as many others did.</p>&mdash; Mike Brenkus (@cre8ive_juice) <a href="https://twitter.com/cre8ive_juice/statuses/404090617128419328">November 23, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Wouldn&#39;t be a Cavs game night without disappointment. I will say then did look better tonight though.</p>&mdash; Jason (@JaCliner) <a href="https://twitter.com/JaCliner/statuses/404089470195998720">November 23, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Cavs looking better tonight</p>&mdash; Richard Michael (@RichardYopp) <a href="https://twitter.com/RichardYopp/statuses/404070577473744897">November 23, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Did Delly get the start in the <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Cavs&amp;src=hash">#Cavs</a> game tonight? I&#39;m late to the party and missed tipoff. Great to hear they&#39;re playing better tonight.</p>&mdash; Ash Day (@AshKetchup29) <a href="https://twitter.com/AshKetchup29/statuses/404057854770184192">November 23, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>I&#39;m surprised so many Cavs fans are so angry on Twitter. The team played hard the entire game, and even executed some nice offense.</p>&mdash; Thomas Pestak (@tompestak) <a href="https://twitter.com/tompestak/statuses/404089433386803200">November 23, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>A lot of embarrassing Cavs tweets out there tonight. This is the point I sign off for the night. All in all, a step in the right direction.</p>&mdash; Andrew Schnitkey (@RockWFNY) <a href="https://twitter.com/RockWFNY/statuses/404090260486778880">November 23, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-conversation="none" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/Ryan_Mourton">@Ryan_Mourton</a> you are fired</p>&mdash; David Zavac (@DavidZavac) <a href="https://twitter.com/DavidZavac/statuses/404082388588048384">November 23, 2013</a></blockquote>

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Ok, not all positive.

So... we play in San Antonio tomorrow. I expect blood.