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Preview of Cleveland Cavaliers' Next 5 Games

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Preview of Cleveland Cavaliers' Next 5 Games
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Kyrie Leading the Charge

After two disappointing losses against the Celtics and Knicks, the Cavaliers have to catch fire in the next five games in order to keep their playoff hopes alive. In order for that to happen, the Cavaliers have to play hard for the full 48 minutes. The Cavaliers are 3.5 games behind the Celtics for the eight seed. However with their recent play, the Cavaliers have not proved that they can contend against the Celtics for the final spot in the Eastern Conference. That can quickly change if the Cavaliers can win three or more games in their next five. Winning at least three is extremely possible if the Cavs can regroup and re-energize. However, it will not be easy because they face many good teams, like the Bulls and the Thunder.

Here are the next five games for the Cavaliers and my prediction of the outcome:

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