Friday, February 12, 2010

Cavs on a roll!!!

Don’t look now but the Cleveland Cavaliers are clearly the best team in the NBA: they have not only the best home record [22-3] in the league, they also boast the best road record [19-8]. They have moved to the top of the heap even though two of their best players — Mo Williams and Delonte West — are injured. [West returned last night.]

Regular season dominance is no guarantor of posts-season success, but we like the makeup of this team from top to bottom. Coach Mike Brown has done a good job of experimenting with the team’s pieces and parts, while obviously looking ahead to the “second season”, i.e., the playoffs. We’ll have more to say on this later, but these Cavs can play fast or slow, big or quick. And they almost always will defend tough.