Wrap-Up – The Cavaliers got something good from every member of their starting lineup: Anderson Varejao with 20 points and 18 boards, Tristan Thompson with 15 rebounds, Jeremy Pargo with 22 points and Dion Waiters, 21. But it was Alonzo Gee who gave Cleveland the final reward, putting back a Waiters’ three-point miss with 0.4 seconds to play to give the Wine and Gold the 113-111 win on Friday night in Atlanta.

Good evening, Mr. and Mrs. America and all the ships at sea! I’m the Optimist; you are Cavalier fans. Relax, get comfortable, kick up your dogs and settle in for a carb-loaded installment of NEWS … AROUND … THE … LEAGUE.

Before we get too far, please wipe that sour look off your faces, or we’ll stop this column right now, turn this thing around and go home.

You don’t have to tell me that the Wine and Gold have dropped four straight and 10 of 11.

I’ve lived it!