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Cleveland Cavaliers using longer shootarounds in attempt to improve despite little practice time
Author: Chris Fedor
MIAMI -- Cleveland Cavaliers head coach John Beilein used to have four-hour practices with his University of Michigan team. Practice itself would run about two and a half hours. Combine that with pre- and post-practice work to go with 45-minute film sessions, and it all added up to long, strenuous days.
The Cavs don’t have many of those.
One of Beilein’s great challenges is finding a “sweet spot” of work and rest. A mix of youth and experienced veterans, Beilein knows the growing squad needs practice to improve but recognizes the importance of not pushing too much on non-game days. Kevin Love, Matthew Dellavedova and Tristan Thompson, for example, don’t need as many reps as newbies Darius Garland and Kevin Porter Jr. as well as youngsters Collin Sexton and Cedi Osman. - CLICK HERE to read full story.
John Beilein sends clear message as Cleveland Cavaliers’ streak of futility continues in Miami with 124-100 loss
Author: Chris Fedor
MIAMI -- Cleveland Cavaliers rookie Darius Garland was probably playing with Tonka trucks and Legos the last time the Cavs won on the shores of Biscayne Bay. That’s what 10-year-olds do, right?
Yes, it’s been that long.
This astonishingly futile streak continued Wednesday night. Cleveland got crushed by the Heat, 124-100. That’s now 17 losses in a row in Miami. The last win came on Jan. 25, 2010 -- the day before Garland’s 10th birthday. - CLICK HERE to read full story.
Cleveland Cavaliers considering starting lineup change; What could it be?
Author: Chris Fedor
MIAMI -- As the Cleveland Cavaliers huddled prior to the beginning of the third quarter of Wednesday’s blowout loss against the Miami Heat, Matthew Dellavedova, Jordan Clarkson and Kevin Porter Jr. ripped their warmups off and joined Kevin Love and Larry Nance Jr. on the floor.
Head coach John Beilein felt his team needed a change. It could be a permanent one.
“We’re going to talk about that,” Beilein admitted following the 124-100 loss. “It could happen. Who knows what it will be. If the change will come you will know it. As soon as they announce the starting lineups you will all know it.” - CLICK HERE to read full story.
Heat Extend South Beach Skein
Author: Joe Gabriele
It’s not completely surprising that the Cavaliers had a rough night in Miami. They’ve struggled in the Heat’s home gym since 2010.
The fact that Wednesday’s lopsided loss came as a result of a red-hot Duncan Robinson, however, is a bit of a shocker.
The undrafted sophomore swingman from Michigan drilled seven three-pointers in the second quarter, eight in the first half and nine overall as the Heat jumped out to a big first-half lead, coasting to the finish line and the 124-100 win.
It was the Wine & Gold’s 17th straight loss on South Beach, a streak that dates back to January 25, 2010. More importantly, it was the Cavaliers’ fifth straight this season – and they haven’t been particularly competitive in the last four, trailing by at least 26 points at one point in each of them. - CLICK HERE to read full story.
Starters benched to start second half, turnovers and lack of defense: Eight observations from Cavs loss to Heat
Author: Kelsey Russo
MIAMI — The Cavs have had trouble finding success in Miami of late, losing 16 in a row before Wednesday’s game.
Coach John Beilein hoped his team could hang around with the Heat, but that wasn’t the case after the first half in which Miami scored 75 points and eventually led by 30 points in the third quarter.
“Deja vu a little bit. Get down big and just a really bad first half again. Really tough to climb back,” coach John Beilein said. “A team that we would like to be someday with a bunch of guys that all share the basketball and really shoot the ball well and play good defense.” - CLICK HERE to read full story.
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