Cavs playing for the future
It is late in the season, and truth be told, there is little left for the Cavaliers at this point. They are without their injured All-Star point guard, and the playoffs are not in sight.
They are playing, now, for next year -- for chemistry to develop among these young players, to learn lessons of how to improve their defense and how to close out games.
In Dallas, the Mavericks are fighting and clawing, trying to squeak their way into the postseason, growing out shaggy beards until they reach .500 after a miserable start to the season.
-- Cleveland Plain Dealer