Cavs lose second straight

The sweet start by the Cavaliers has suddenly turned sour. With their latest 104-95 overtime loss to the Atlanta Hawks, their record falls to 2-2 on the young season. With the Cavs up two at the end of regulation, a LeBron James missed free throw allowed Tyronn Lue to go the length of the court to tie it and send it to overtime, where Joe Johnson scored seven of his 25 points.

LeBron finished with 34 points, 7 rebounds, and 6 assists and Drew Gooden continued his solid season with 21 points and 14 rebounds.

The Cavaliers led by as much as 10 but a 62% average from the free throw line and a 36% average from the field doomed the Wine and Gold. Offensively, they often looked sluggish and unorganized. Whatever momentum they had after the San Antonio game has officially disappeared. Perhaps they think they’re just going to waltz into games, go through the motions, and come out with a win. It’s not that easy. I don’t know if the Cavs think they’re better than they are right now or what, but some sense of urgency needs to be developed, especially towards the end of games.

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