The Cavs has been doing well at this stage of the season despite losing against rival Golden State Warriors recently. The big question is, are they doing enough to boost up from number 3 all the way to the top spot?
Cavaliers run a 12th straight home win when they beat the Chicago Bulls short handed without point guard Isaiah Thomas.
LeBron James is as dominant as ever, averaging 28.1 PPG plus a 9.1 APG almost let his season performance be a double double.
It is a good thing that LeBron James stayed as threatening as he is given that Cavs are saturated with superstars from different teams before. But is it only LeBron doing well for the Cavs?
We could not deny the fact that the Cavs weren't as explosive as expected. Almost everybody expect them to stay undefeated for a relatively long period of time but that's not what happened obviously. Cavs experience terrible losses and downfalls against various teams like the Rockets and Warriors.
One good thing the Cavs has done to give them hope to earn the top spot is they have beaten the Boston Celtics in the season opener. It was a really good start that they've beaten the currently reigning team.
What does this mean?
It may make or break the Boston Celtics. It may make them extremely hungry for redemption or may scare them if they face Cavs once again anytime soon. Well, in fact Celtics has done well after opening the season with two straight losses against Cavs and Bucks. It was really breath-taking when they unleashed a 16 - 0 win streak.
On the other hand, the Cavs didn't do well early, but sizzled in the mid phase of the season climbing from number 8 to number 2 and now in number 3.
Would Cavs have a chance to snatch the top spot?
We could not know for certain but if they would win in a match over the Raptors at some point, Celtics would surely be under ultimate pressure. It's the Cavs, Raptors and Celtics now trying to snatch the top spot.
On what Cavs is currently doing, they'll have a great chance of being the number one team. Their superstar chemistry is starting to work and be maximized. Point contribution is spreading and a single lose to Warriors is not the end for LeBron and the Cavs.