Milwaukee Bucks Opposition Intel: Cleveland Cavaliers Q&A With Joshua Howe

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Nov 10, 2015; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers forward

LeBron James

(23) and forward

Kevin Love

(0) celebrate the Cavs 118-114 win over the Utah Jazz at Quicken Loans Arena. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

Adam McGee: What sort of emphasis are Cleveland (fans and organization) putting on the regular season? Are they conscious of having a strong season, and building momentum, or is it all about trying to ensure everything is in order for the playoffs?

Joshua Howe: You know, I honestly think it’s a bit of a mixed bag with Cleveland fans. A lot of the more casual fans still enjoy seeing their team do well in the regular season and, I mean, why shouldn’t they? They’ve got King James back in his home court.

LeBron has always been a guy who loves to play the entire 82 games if possible, which makes being a fan of his teams super fun. Like any fan base, they’re as conscious about their team being good as a teenager is with his first pimple. Just go on Twitter, you’ll see what I mean. If you asked a Bulls fan to decide between a pen of rabid rottweilers and Cavs Twitter for punishment, I wouldn’t be shocked to see him take the former.

As for the hardcore fans, they’re all locked in for the playoffs. Just like LeBron’s Heat teams of yesteryear, this Cavs squad is a monster ready to sink its teeth into the postseason and until we get there we might not see just how great they can be.

Collecting wins is fine, but that’s just icing on the red and wine-coloured cake. The main goal of the Cavaliers’ season is to stay healthy and (most of all) try to keep James’ minutes limited.

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