No other professional American sports team has lost more consecutive games than the Cleveland Cavaliers, who just dropped their 26th consecutive game, losing to a Pistons squad that most NBA teams would find “beatable.” But Rodney Stuckey scored 22 points off the bench in a game that Cavs coach Byron Scott found his team wanting.
“I’m mad as hell,” said Scott, who kept the postgame locker room closed for more than 30 minutes. “I can deal with losing, especially when our guys play as hard as they have in the last couple weeks, but I find it very hard to deal with when guys don’t come out ready to play.”
Obviously the departure of LeBron James to Miami–and that team’s apparent refusal to rebuild in his wake–has wrought havoc on this year’s squad.
“Something has to give when they play the Wizards,” said two-time reigning NBA MVP LeBron James…on Tuesday night after the Heat beat Indiana at home. “I think that should be a nationally televised game, honestly.”
Get ’em, Bron-Bron. I’ve said this before, but it’s hard to not think that Cleveland isn’t intentionally tanking their season to get dibs on Ohio State’s Jared Sullinger in the upcoming draft. How would one debate the merits of “Screw up as bad as possible this year and let the new guy fix it next year”? Meh, it worked for Ken Lay.