If the Globetrotters can play a basketball game on ice, why can't settle which streaking team (not in the Will Ferrell way) is best? Put the Cavaliers and Capitals in the same arena and let's see which winning streak holds up.
With the Olympic break looming, the Capitals take the ice Wednesday night in Montreal with 14 wins in a row to their credit. That's three shy of tying the NHL all-time record, a mark they could match but not break before Alex Ovechkin trades Washington's red, white and blue for a Russian jersey. But Tuesday night in Cleveland, the Cavaliers held off the Nets for win No. 11.5 in a row. All right, fine, the NBA still insists on giving full credit for wins against the Nets, so it was actually win No. 12 in a row.
Both teams own the best records in their respective leagues behind superstars looking to win a first championship. The Cavaliers have three one-point wins in their streak but not many close games of late. The Capitals have a pair of wins against Sidney Crosby and the Penguins in their streak. So which team is hotter? Or is it a trick question after Kevin Durant extended his personal streak to 25 consecutive games with at least 25 points?
Recent chatter says the Cavs stay pat at the deadline unless something blows them away... do they need to make that move to take the 'ship?
I don't believe it. I think that's classic posturing at the deadline. Washington and Indiana are asking for A LOT for Jamison and Troy Murphy. I think this is Cleveland's way of saying "If you keep asking for so much, we may not do anything." Problem is, no one believes it. Danny Ferry has been pretty aggressive the past few weeks. They really want to add a stretch four. I think the Cavs will cave and do something. Given Washington's reluctance to trade Jamison, I think Troy Murphy is the most likely candidate. Full transcript
James (Washington, DC)
Is this the year offense wins championships, and would it be unique to this season or a post-lockout shift to building more explosive offensive teams?
James; It's easy to look at the Caps and say, the heck with who's in net, it won't matter. And it might not in the first round but I still think they're going to have to find ways to win 3-2 games if they want to get to a conference final and beyond. Not saying they can't but I don't think they can count on coming back from 4-1 deficits on a regular basis beyond the first round. Just not going to happen. Full transcript