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:
Never seen guys practice postgame before. After a B2B. Pretty wild. pic.twitter.com/aSmIczpR87— Sarah Hecht (@sarahhechtNBA) January 16, 2014
Several Cavs back out on the court after the game to get up some shots. Don't see that everyday. pic.twitter.com/KA46UZXEWc— Mike Barrett (@blazermb) January 16, 2014
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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