Hopefully you didn't let the Cleveland Cavaliers ruin your Christmas. Yesterday's game was weird and frustrating, but as David said in the recap last night, it was just one game out of 82. Tonight, the Cavs will try to bounce back in Orlando.
Who: Cavs (17-11) at Orlando Magic (11-20)
When: 7 pm Eastern
Where: The Amway Center, Orlando, Florida
TV: Fox Sports Ohio
Music: I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For - U2
The Cavs are continuing their search for continuity. I expected their offense to look a lot better by this point in the season. Instead of seeing David Blatt's mythical offense, we've mostly just seen a lot of pick and rolls with an occasional backdoor cut mixed in. Rather than buying in, it seems like LeBron James is just reverting back to what he knows.
Of course, the Cavs have still managed to put together a top five offense, so it seems silly to complain. But this is a team that was built to win the title, and right now they're not good enough.
Last night, LeBron played 40 minutes, Kyrie Irving played 42, and Kevin Love played 39. Meanwhile, the Magic were probably sitting at home eating ham with their families. Or maybe turkey. Do you guys prefer ham or turkey for the non-Thanksgiving holidays? Or something else?
The last time these two teams played, the Cavs won by 32 in Cleveland.
The Magic are currently three games out of the East's eighth spot. They beat the Celtics on Tuesday night to end a four-game losing streak.