An Eastern Conference assistant talks about the red-hot Cavaliers, who had an 11-game winning streak snapped last Saturday:
"They are really locking people down right now. They don't do anything different from any other team—they blitz the pick-and-rolls and like to get in your face—but they are playing with a different level of intensity. The Olympics were the best thing to happen to
(above); he's defending like Michael Jordan used to defend. And everyone on that team seems to accept his role. You can see on the floor that they hold each other accountable, but they do it in a way that's not disrespectful. They won't come down on a teammate who blows a defensive assignment, but they won't let him get away with it either."