Cleveland Cavaliers

Cleveland Cavaliers Return to Court for Practice Following Loss in Portland

Jan 14, 2014; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers shooting guard Dion Waiters (3), center Anderson Varejao (17),  small forward Luol Deng (9) and point guard Kyrie Irving (2) walk off the court in the fourth quarter of the game against the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center. Cleveland Cavaliers won 120-118. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports
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Andy BaileyFeatured ColumnistJanuary 16, 2014

The Cleveland Cavaliers are a sub-.500 team. They were on the road Wednesday night. It was the second game of a back-to-back, and it was against the second-best team in the Western Conference.

Losing in that situation was probably expected by a lot of fans. But tolerated? Well, it certainly wasn't by the Cavs.

After suffering the 108-96 loss, they took to the home team's floor to practice:

Those are guys who are serious about getting back into the playoff picture in the East. They're two games out of the eighth spot, and if they keep working like this, they might just get there.


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