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Cup of Cavs: Cleveland Cavaliers news and links for Friday, December 3

Blowout wins are back on the menu!

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It’s the first Friday of December! Let’s get right into it.

The first sip

You already know this, but this year’s Cavaliers team is the best in years. They’re doing things we haven’t seen in over half a decade:

The young Cavaliers haven’t been on the right end of many blowouts until now. And make no mistake: these are blowouts. They held 30-point leads against the Heat and Mavericks and stamped out any mini runs until garbage time. In Miami, they jumped on a flat team early and held their ground the rest of the way. The Cavs aren’t just winning—they’re taking care of business the way good teams do.

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Links of the day

Evan Mobley is The Ringer’s Rookie of the Quarter

Don’t forget that the players are the ones suffering from MLB’s lockout, not the owners

Early introductions to the 2023 NBA Draft class

In case you didn’t notice how obscene this Jarrett Allen alley-oop was

A Cleveland record has been tragically broken


The Cleveland Cavaliers are interested in trading for Jae Crowder and that’s a good thing

Evan Mobley to miss 1 to 2 weeks with right ankle sprain

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