LeBron, Cavaliers come up big

The Cavaliers have 10 games remaining and with the Eastern Conference standings so tight, every last win is vitally important. Sunday’s 20-point drubbing of Dallas, in which LeBron James scored 37 points and added 10 boards and seven assists, was even more crucial considering the Mavericks, at 49-24, are one of the best teams in the West. In fact, of the Cavs’ final 10 games, four come against teams ahead of them in the Eastern Conference standings (Indiana, Detroit, Washington and Boston) while three more are against teams nipping at their heels (Philly, Orlando and New Jersey). Currently slotted seventh in the East, the Cavaliers are 1.5 games behind fifth-seeded Boston and three behind #3 Chicago. On the other hand, the 76ers are just 2.5 behind Cleveland, Orlando’s 3.5 and the Nets are four back. All of which means the Cavs control their own fate. It’s time for LeBron to put this team on his back down the homestretch.

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