Some people around the league think the Cavs are underachieving. With a 56-22 record and Cleveland bringing essentially everyone back in for a playoff run, the Cavs were expected to compete for an NBA championship right away. Instead, they’ve often looked like a team trying to find its way throughout the season instead of being the team to beat.
Although their record doesn’t specifically show it largely due to the overachieving of the Warriors, the Cavs have had some bad losses in which they chuck the ball up from downtown too often instead of mixing it up with an inside-outside game.
After the game, Shaquille O’Neal had some words for the Cavs about the way they played.
Shaq doesn't think the Cavs can win playing like they did on Tuesday. pic.twitter.com/bKQpscMuYB
— Cavs Nation TV (@CavsNationTV) April 6, 2016
To say that it’s not the Cavs strengths is a little odd, especially considering the 15 straight games Cleveland has of at least 10 three pointers, which is an NBA high. The Cavs need at least 10 three pointers tonight vs. Indiana to break the tie and pass the Warriors’ NBA high of 15 straight games with at least 10 threes.