The Cavs got hammered on national TV by the Washington Wizards last night, 91-78. It wasn't fun for Cavs fans. The defense looked bad, the bench was non-existent again, and the Cavs got worked on the boards. Worst of all, Kevin Seraphin went bonkers on both ends, and we got to hear Jon Barry hot takes all night on the ESPN broadcast. It was an ugly evening all-around, and the Cavs are under .500 again. At least they're making the transition from being bad to good slow and familiar to us!
But enough sadness. TO THE TWITTERS!
Irving to Lebron for a crazy alleyoop https://t.co/I05dseFqtz— #NBA2K15 (@NBA2KGames) November 22, 2014
Mike Miller is doing the whole roll over the waistband look with his shorts. The way a college chick wears her sorority sweats.— Dave McMenamin (@mcten) November 22, 2014
Wizards/ Cavs...— Jamal Crawford (@JCrossover) November 22, 2014
Wizards are 15/23 close to the basket (65%). 36 points in paint. Cavs can't protect the rim: http://t.co/WNw0iffs4P pic.twitter.com/JZ3DHb2VMY— Kirk Goldsberry (@kirkgoldsberry) November 22, 2014
Is that bad? That looks bad.
WE WEREN'T SUPPOSED TO SEE SAD AUSTIN EMOTICONS THIS YEAR, CAVS RT @MrCavalier34: Wizards have 36 pts in paint Cavs 14 :-(— FearTheSword (@FearTheSword) November 22, 2014
#KSLife gives Dion a #KSDeath. https://t.co/eqStxMVH4V— Kyle Weidie (@Truth_About_It) November 22, 2014
FINAL: #Cavs lose tough one, 91-78, in DC. Kyrie & LeBron finished w/ 22. Andy grabbed 10 pts & 9 rebs. #CavsWizards pic.twitter.com/FYlwsPqZMN— Cleveland Cavaliers (@cavs) November 22, 2014
Professionals Had Thoughts!
Cleveland Cavaliers odoriferous in loss at Washington Wizards: DMan's Report: Game 11, Friday http://t.co/DIDcdMi8Qe— NEOMG Cavs (@PDcavsinsider) November 22, 2014
ODORIFEROUS I SAY!
From last night: Lack of communication spills off the court as #Cavs drop third straight game to fall below .500 http://t.co/2F7B1tzNTf— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) November 22, 2014
REMAIN CALM! ALL IS WELL! ALL IS WELL! Final thoughts are up: http://t.co/IbBN27sA2Z— Jason Lloyd (@JasonLloydABJ) November 22, 2014
Lloyd had probably the most positive takeaways from last night's game. Particularly, I agree with Blatt's explanation for the use of bench lineups. The bench guys have been 2012-2013 Portland Trail Blazers bench bad this season, which seems like it won't last all season, and I'd rather see those guys get run and try to figure it out (particularly against a team with Otto Porter and Garrett Temple as rotation guys) than watch LeBron log 43 minutes again.
There Were Hot Takes to be Had!
Biggest issue with Cavs right now is they keep losing games. If they were winning games, no one would be worried about the losing.— Nominataur (@Nominataur) November 22, 2014
#Analysis! Though he's definitely right, and this isn't really a hot take. For those we turn to noted #expert Jon Barry:
Please stop. RT @CaliKid96: @haralabob Barry just suggested the Cavs get Ray Allen to improve their defense.— Haralabos Voulgaris (@haralabob) November 22, 2014
That hurt my brain
If I was Cleveland, I wouldn't have given up Wiggins in the KLove package. Said it then, believe it even more now. But LBJ wanted a PF.— Tim Kawakami (@timkawakami) November 22, 2014
BUT NOT AS MUCH AS THIS NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE
@TylerIAm He never passes! If he wasn’t too short, he’d be the SG he’s supposed to be— Adam Rivera (@Adamatopoeia) November 22, 2014
The "Don't be surprised if Kevin Love leaves" talk is obnoxious. You can say that in March or April. Stop that, Twitter.— Jacob Rosen (@WFNYJacob) November 22, 2014
Not even going to link specific examples here because claiming this after a mid-November loss to the Wizards is dumber than Bro Who Thinks Kyrie is a Shooting Guard.
But Tonight Did Have Fun Things!
Brendan Haywood is the count man. https://t.co/qtIWyE2saw— Kyle Weidie (@Truth_About_It) November 22, 2014
Brendan Haywood: The Cavs' field trip chaperone.
Why is Will Cherry closing out on Kyrie? HE'S ON YOUR TEAM! pic.twitter.com/XLNkNzS9Za— Seth Partnow (@SethPartnow) November 22, 2014
Better fundamentals than the Cavs showed on the court AMIRITE?
Cavs Clueless (as requested -- kinda -- by @ejmaroun) pic.twitter.com/vG5aV70Gou— Robby Kalland (@RKalland) November 22, 2014
.@cavs it's a good deal I think you should take it pic.twitter.com/1c3yYc6RUD— Scott (@actioncookbook) November 22, 2014
Can that cheese steak protect the rim better than Alex Kirk? I think it could.
can somebody get a foto of Martell's hair? got a glipse & it look like he hav a job foldin clothes at H&M and still finds Rickrollin funny— Ras BoboNutzz (@wzzntzz) November 22, 2014
If you're not familiar with @wzzntzz, I beseech you to follow and just watch and learn. Hands-down one of Basketball Twitter's most hilarious accounts.
Welcome back! RT @CraigSagerJr: Craig Sager Sr on air tonight for the first time since being diagnosed with Leukemia. pic.twitter.com/HReysrXMXd— Jim Ice (@Jim_ICE) November 22, 2014
Anthony Bennett slam on a sweet pass from Andrew Wiggins #TeamCanada https://t.co/K3ORfKrwGC— CJ Fogler (@cjzero) November 22, 2014
That's a career-high 20 points for Anthony Bennett— Jon Krawczynski (@APkrawczynski) November 22, 2014
Bennett has played well this season. Shooting over 50%, 19 pts. and counting tonight. Really happy for him, he's put in a lot of hard work.— Jeremy Briggs (@JeremyBriggs_) November 22, 2014
Legitimately happy for the big guy. He's doing things. On a crap team, but still.
But Remember, the Cavs Had a Better Night Than These Guys!
Just changed my 1st diaper on my little guy— Tony Allen (@aa000G9) November 21, 2014
Wait it's on backwards pic.twitter.com/4mtSrkus28— Tony Allen (@aa000G9) November 21, 2014
Good job, good effort, Tony. Better than I would do.
Josh Smith just threw the ball away into the crowd - and hit his father. #ATLHawks— Chris Vivlamore (@CVivlamoreAJC) November 22, 2014
Josh Smith revenge game https://t.co/G3xfHDhRdU— Zach Harper (@talkhoops) November 22, 2014
But that wasn't even the worst chuck of the night, no, that belongs to......
Sorta close, Kobe https://t.co/NL2etsTMwS— Spencer Layman (@NBA_Spen) November 22, 2014
WELP RT @forumbluegold: !!!!!!!!!!!!!! RT @basquiatball: pic.twitter.com/wCBE6FdwWh— Zach Harper (@talkhoops) November 22, 2014
COUNT DA RINGZZZZZZZZZ
The Cavs get a re-do tomorrow night as they host the Toronto Raptors. In the meantime, let's check in on the Brow-
The Browns are 6-4 and are 10th in the AFC. That feels kind of crazy.— David Zavac (@DavidZavac) November 21, 2014