Cavs Have Renewed Playoff Hopes?
A week ago, sports obituary writers began crafting a rough draft on the Cavaliers’ season.
The club was in the throes of a six-game losing streak and coach Byron Scott was wondering aloud if anyone in locker room could hold teammates accountable for poor performances. But Scott, who studies the standings the way a broker does the Wall Street big board, refused to get caught up in the gloom.
“I was talking to coaches saying last week everyone was saying, ‘We’re done. We’ve got no chance. Let’s get ready for next year and start looking at the draft,’” Scott recalled. “I said if you win three or four straight, you’re right back in it.”
One week and three straight victories later, the Cavaliers and their playoff hopes have renewed life. They equaled their longest win streak in more than a year Sunday night with a crackling 118-107 win over Houston at The Q.