5 Reasons Why The Cavs Are Better Than The Spurs This Season
The Cleveland Cavaliers face off against the San Antonio Spurs tonight, which will definitely be a game to watch. The Cavs have taken the Eastern Conference by storm, moving up to second and trailing only the Atlanta Hawks, despite starting the season in a forgettable fashion. The Spurs, on the other hand, have been somewhat consistent all season, but are currently only sixth seed in the West. Although the Spurs have made two NBA Finals appearances in as many years, the LeBron-led Cavs have built a chemistry that has everyone talking about them in the basketball world. Here are five reasons why the Cavs are better than the Spurs this season, starting with number five:
5. Cavs Offense Better Than Spurs
Mainly due to the Cavs recent success since trading for JR Smith, Iman Shumpert, and Timofey Mozgov, they are second in the league in offensive rating at 111.1 points per game, versus 106.7 points per game for the Spurs (good for 11th in the league), according to ESPN. This shows that not only are the Cavs moving the ball around on the court at a faster pace, they are scoring more than 28 teams in the league!
Alot of this can be credited to David Blatt, who has worked tirelessly to implement three new players into their rotation. He even put two of those players (J.R. Smith, Timofey Mozgov) into the starting lineup. Despite the lack of experience playing together, the Cavs have developed a chemistry that produces crazy exciting plays night in and night out.
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