Though they're clinging on to first place in the Eastern Conference, the Cleveland Cavaliers aren't playing the kind of ball that would lead one to believe that they can compete with teams like the Golden State Warriors and San Antonio Spurs when it matters most. Their latest stumble took place in Brooklyn earlier tonight.
The Cavs were outplayed by the 19-50 Nets, who bested the Eastern leaders in three of four quarters. In fact, they held the Cavs to just 12 points in the 4th quarter to erase a deficit and win 104-95 — not exactly the kind of result the defending conference champs should be getting with the playoffs nearing.
Kyrie Irving, who finished with 13 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists, did impress with his footwear. The point guard wore a super clean white and gold colorway of the Nike Kyrie 2, which looks like it could be something worn in the NBA Finals. Of course, if the Cavs keep playing the way they have been, maybe it's smart that he's wearing them now.