The Cleveland Cavaliers have seen it all in recent years. They were one of the best teams in the NBA, they’ve been one of the worst and now they’re right in the middle. They’re not great, but they’re not the worst team in the league. Although it’s slower than they had hoped, it’s a sign that the Cavaliers are progressing slowly but surely.
The Orlando Magic have a lot in common with the Cavaliers. They were a playoff team who are now struggling themselves. They are a good team for the Cavaliers to compare themselves with. At this moment in time the Magic are suffering badly, so fans were eager to see their team play against a team of a similar level.
The Cavaliers came back from a 10-point deficit, and they did so in a little over a minute. They were able to tie the game with seconds remaining, ensuring they’d get an overtime period to grab the victory they so desperately needed. They dominated the extra period and held on to beat the Magic 87-81 in what could be a turning point for the Cavaliers. It proved what they’re capable of and could be the spark they need. Also, they performed a minor miracle to win considering their star player Kyrie Irving sat out with his sore knee.
The Cavaliers just need to find consistency. With a healthy, consistent starting five they can achieve just that. It’s too early to get excited over this win, but it’s a step in the right direction that can only be confidence building.