The Cavaliers will come out of the All-Star break playing 11 of their next 14 games on the road. Included in the stretch is 4 back to back games. Eight of these teams are playoff teams right now. This by far is the most important part of the season for Cleveland.
The Next 14
|Fri Feb 20 2015||8:00p EST||ESPN||@||Washington Wizards|
|Sun Feb 22 2015||1:00p EST||ABC||@||New York Knicks|
|Tue Feb 24 2015||7:30p EST||@||Detroit Pistons|
|Thu Feb 26 2015||8:00p EST||TNT||Golden State Warriors|
|Fri Feb 27 2015||7:00p EST||@||Indiana Pacers|
|Sun Mar 1 2015||7:00p EST||NBATV||@||Houston Rockets|
|Tue Mar 3 2015||7:00p EST||Boston Celtics|
|Wed Mar 4 2015||7:30p EST||@||Toronto Raptors|
|Fri Mar 6 2015||7:30p EST||@||Atlanta Hawks|
|Sat Mar 7 2015||7:30p EST||NBATV||Phoenix Suns|
|Tue Mar 10 2015||8:30p EST||@||Dallas Mavericks|
|Thu Mar 12 2015||8:00p EST||TNT||@||San Antonio Spurs|
|Sun Mar 15 2015||6:00p EST||@||Orlando Magic|
|Mon Mar 16 2015||8:00p EST||ESPN||@||Miami Heat|
“Playing with a sense of urgency and understanding how important each game is,” James said. “They have never been in this situation where every game is meaningful. It is now. It’s going to set them up for the postseason.”
“Everyone is in a great rhythm and everything is starting to click,” Irving said.
“We have to try to stay focused on all the good things we were doing before the break and to be really, really passionate and professional in our approach to the last part of this season, which will come heavy and fast right away,” Blatt said. “The guys are in a good state of mind and we are ready to go.”
“Oh we can win a championship, yeah, with this roster,” James said after Thursday’s practice.
“Obviously, health is a huge thing, clicking at the right time,” James said. “The team that’s clicking at the right time, is healthy at the right time, can make a huge push. I believe we can make a push to win one. Does it guarantee that? Of course not, we still gotta go out and play. But this roster can challenge any team out there.”
Listen the Cavaliers are going to make the playoffs for the first time in four seasons. Now it’s a matter how they are going to position themselves for the playoffs. This 14 game stretch will tell us if Cleveland are contenders or pretenders. For some of the players on team this is the first time the end of the season means something. At the end of this stretch I will take look at where Cleveland at and how they played. Lebron knows what to expect this time of the year. Let’s see how Kyrie, KLove and the others respond to the pressure.