Originally Posted by Relinquish
The Cavs did that plenty. Had Lebron not hit the luckiest shot in his career the Wiz win this one. Let that sink in: it was a Lebron miracle three away from a Cavs loss. Can't talk shit after a game like that. Your team was lucky as hell, but it was a great game all around. Enjoy the win.
...after he miraculously missed a wide open layup the possession before, of course. It was a miracle shot though, no doubt.
But, I take solace in this ...
The Wizards REALLY wanted that game. You could see it from the opening tip until the final buzzer in overtime. They legitimately played that like a playoff game and they had won 17 consecutive home games.
The Cavs, meanwhile, pretty much coasted in the first half. Kyrie Irving was missing the kind of looks he usually nails for the first four quarters (it eventually caught up with the Wizards in overtime).
And, the Cavs were down both their starting and backup SGs... one for the entire game and the other for most of the second half.
To top it off, LeBron fouled out with the team down 4 points with under 4 minutes left in overtime.
...and they still found a way to win. Regardless of how they did it, that's a quality win. The Cavs will be a much better team when they're whole with JR/Shump and the buy-out season ends (they're likely to pick up multiple players). Then, they'll finally have a complete roster.
Right now, they're playing the same 7-8 guys the majority of every night. That's a lot to ask in the grueling regular season.