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

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Nov 4, 2015; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) reacts with guard

Mo Williams

(52) during a game against the New York Knicks at Quicken Loans Arena. Cleveland won 96-86. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

AM: Cleveland have started the season in the top six of points, rebounds, assists, field goal percentage and opponent points allowed. The balance to the play has to be pleasing, but with some notable names still missing, how are they doing it?

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JH: Chemistry, a return to form for Love, and some guy named LeBron James who the world has forgotten about in light of Stephen Curry tearing nightly holes in the Matrix (seriously, Keanu Reeves was just a decoy, Steph is the real One).

Cleveland is missing one of their most important players in Kyrie, and having other injuries (like Shumpert’s) just puts more holes in the system. But this team already went through the yawning gates of hell when they played through most of the playoffs and Finals with a depleted roster.

Somehow, in a literally impossible task, that decimated team managed to steal two games from the omnipotent Warriors, so the fact that they can win regular season games with a club that half enters the arena in street clothes every night isn’t that surprising.

This Cavs team is actually better than when The Finals ended right now too. At least they’ve got Love back and playing more comfortably. Put him alongside LeBron and suddenly you’ve got a two-man game that’s pretty tough to handle night in and night out.

Oh, and Mo (BUCKETS) Williams! The only new offseason addition that was really exciting to me. He’s been great this season. He’s a far better point guard than Delly: he knows how to run the show, makes the right passes and can still score at will. Most saliently, he is a great spot-up shooter for when he’s playing off-ball. It’s nice to have him back in the Q.

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