Golden Ticket to a Cleveland Cavaliers Upset

TV20 Sports Report

By: Christian Patterson

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Well going into the Quicken Loans Arena Tuesday night for the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors game I felt great!  Not just because I was going to root for my hometown team, but I also got a chance to see Draymond Green, the rookie for the Warriors who is a friend of mine.  Draymond gave me what I called the “Golden Ticket”, in my head I was going to get a chance to see my hometown team beat up on the short-handed Golden State Warriors.  The Warriors came into Cleveland missing starters Harrison Barnes, Stephen Curry, Andrew Bogut and key reserve Carl Landry.  This should have been an easy win for the Cavaliers who had been on a three-game winning streak after making some good trades with the Memphis Grizzlies to acquire Marreese Speights, Wayne Ellington and Josh Selby.  Not to mention during this past month Kyrie Irving was named NBA Eastern Conference Player of the Week and he was named an All-Star reserve.


With Golden State Warriors rookie Draymond Green
With Golden State Warriors rookie Draymond Green


Kyrie Irving, who was feeling very sick that morning, missed the morning shoot around.  I could tell by the way that Kyrie was playing that he wasn’t himself.  He finished with 14 points, but made just 5 of 17 shots.  The Cavs overall record fell to just 13-33.  Their next two games are against the Detroit Pistons and the Oklahoma City Thunder.  We might be able to slide past the Pistons, but Kyrie and the Cavaliers will have their hands full with the defending Western Conference Champion Thunder and their duo of Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook.

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