- Kim Kardashian excitedly reacts to Tristan Thompson leaving Cavs for Celtics
- Report: Kevin Love putting on weight to play more center for Cavs
- Larry Nance Jr. takes jab at Tristan Thompson after his signing with Celtics
- Report: Tristan Thompson agrees to 2-year deal with Boston Celtics
- Report: Minnesota Timberwolves interested in Tristan Thompson
- Report: Clippers have become ‘real possibility’ for Tristan Thompson
- Report: Raptors and Lakers expected to pursue Tristan Thompson in free agency
- Report: Chatter of ‘Gordon Hayward-Andre Drummond swap’ heating up across league
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Five Reasons Why There’s No Need to Panic over Cavs’ Recent Play
- Updated: March 31, 2016
2. They’re Tops in the East
At 52-22 with eight games remaining, the Cavs are one win away from tying their victory total of a year ago. In fairness, James had missed 13 games during his first season back, which was a large reason why they finished second in the Eastern Conference to Atlanta. But even with Kevin Love out and Kyrie Irving missing Games 2 and 3, the Cavs steamrolled the Hawks on their way to representing the conference in the NBA Finals.
The Toronto Raptors are the only team with a mathematical chance of catching them down the stretch, and they would have to count on the Cavs collapsing during a four-game stretch, which includes a home game against the red-hot Charlotte Hornets and a trip to Milwaukee, Indiana and Chicago. That won’t happen.
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