Nothing to Be Cavalier About Tonight

Can Cleveland crack Orlando’s defense to get back into the Eastern Conference finals?

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The Cavaliers will have to diversify their offense overnight. In talking with reporters after Sunday’s game, Brown shrugged off his team’s offensive struggles, saying “some makeable shots didn’t go down.” But with Orlando’s rugged defense, there’s no guarantee that those shots will be available on Tuesday. Brown may need to reshuffle his rotation and find some folks who can shoot the rock. Otherwise, this year’s brilliant season by the Cavs will be one loss away from being yet another Cleveland sports disappointment.

Martin Johnson is a regular contributor to The Root.