The Cleveland Cavaliers had a heck of a lead over the Miami Heat tonight. It looked the Cavs had a good shot at stopping the streak. The Cavaliers went into the locker room at the half with a 55-34 lead over the heat. The Cavs were playing some great basketball and they were doing it without 2 over their first round picks over the last 2 season. Both Waiters and Irving were out for this one. It didn't seem to matter, the City of Cleveland were electrified. The people who packed the Q thought they were going to see the impossible take place.
But wait, they might have forgotten for 36 minutes that Byron Scott was the team's head coach, if there is a coach in the NBA that could stand by and watch his team blow a 27 point lead it is Scott. That is exactly what happened. The Cleveland Cavaliers turned off the burners for the 4th quarter. They let the heat out-score them 30-18 in the final quarter. LeBron James took control and carried those other two bums that make up the big three on his shoulders.
For 36 minutes the Cavaliers held the Heat at check. This is a coaching loss. There is no way Scott should remain as the team's head coach. The guy stood there helplessly and could not find a solution. He watched as the team he is supposed to lead lose a game they had well under control. The Cleveland Cavaliers should have come away with not only a win tonight, they should have been the team that ended the streak.
This one has to fall on Byron Scott's shoulders. The Cavs didn't need mush coaching tonight but when they did, there was none available for them.
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