The Cleveland Cavaliers have had a roller coaster of a season in terms of wins-and-losses, dealing with their fair share of struggles and successes.
Lately, the Cavs have been on the downside of the up-and-down season losing their second straight game and for the third time in their past four.
Cavs guard Dwyane Wade knows how important it is that the team doesn’t allow themselves to fall into a long rut.
“Sometimes, when you’re winning as much as you’re winning, you have slippage,” Wade said. “We’ve had some slippage, and we’ve got to figure out a way to nip it in the bud before it becomes: ‘We in a rut, and we’ve got to get ourselves back out of it.'”
The Cavs have had their “ups”. Before their recent skid they posted 18 wins in 19 game, so the upswing could be on it’s way.
“We’re out of rhythm,” Wade explained.
“We had a flow going, we had a rhythm going, but then things changed a little bit. You trying to bring new guys back. Tristan [Thompson] came back, and then the lineup was different. And you try to figure out your game. That’s the part of it when you have guys who you know that was out, and then they come back in. So we out of sorts a little bit, we out of rhythm, and we got to find it back. We will.”
The Cavs struggles on the court had led to instances where the players are often looking at one another in what seems to be a state of confusion.
“It happens,” Wade said. “Obviously, we talk to each other. We respect each other, what we have to say. You have a conversation. It’s a part of it. Everyone wants to be perfect on the floor. No one wants to make mistakes, but we can’t do too much when everybody’s on the floor. When we get to the sideline, there’s a break in action, we have to talk to each other.”
Wade and the Cavs need to find a way to turn the tide on this latest downswing.