Cavs clueless in crunch time
March, 21, 2007
I picked Cleveland to win the East before the season, and of late some Cavs fans have reminded me of that fact and asked me to get back on the bandwagon. But every time I feel the urge, something happens like Tuesday night's debacle in Charlotte. It wasn't that the Cavs were blown out or didn't play hard -- it was just that they seemed totally clueless on what to do offensively as the game wound down, and this isn't the first time we've seen that movie. With 7:11 left, Cleveland had been in control throughout and found itself ahead 81-74. At that point, Bobcats coach Bernie Bickerstaff pulled all his big men out of the lineup and went with a lineup that had Gerald Wallace at center and Walter "Fabio" Herrmann at power forward.