For the entire first half, it looked like Miami really didn’t care about their win streak, as the wounded, underdog Cavaliers raced out to a 55-34 lead and LeBron James had just six points. They were down by as much as 27 in the third, when the King finally went to work, finishing with a triple-double (25 PTS, 12 REB, 10 AST, 3 STL, 2 BLK) and lifting his team to a 24th consecutive victory.
Comebacks? Yeah, we’ve got comebacks this morning. If you turned off the telly too soon, you cheated yourself.
And if that is the case, we are glad you are here. We run this feature every morning, allowing you to catch up on what went down in the NBA last night without sacrificing too much of your time. And so to borrow a trick from Stat Mann, who regularly posts this feature, we’ll go all caps before we begin …
As the Memphis Grizzlies and Cleveland Cavaliers completed a deal Tuesday that will send three players and a future first-round draft pick to Cleveland in exchange for forward/perennial D-Leaguer Jon Leuer, we must all become more aware of the bigger picture at stake.
The clock is expiring on the NBA’s practical, dollar-for-dollar luxury tax era.
The rules are changing, and these deals will become more of the norm than the exception.
On the plus side for Memphis Grizzlies fans, they don’t have to worry about new owner Robert Pera having to reach deep into his wallet to pay the punitive repeater luxury tax in the years ahead.
As if Grizz fans care about Pera’s wallet.
The verdict here is that the Cleveland Cavaliers pulled off a heist Tuesday in making their 3-for-1 trade with the Grizzlies, acquiring Marreese Speights, Wayne Ellington and Josh Selby and a first-round pick in exchange for Jon Leuer.