The Cavaliers look to get back on the winning track tonight with a road date against the streaky Minnesota Timberwolves. Led by young forwards Kevin Love and Michael Beasley, Kurt Rambis’ squad has shown flashes of improved play thus far in the 2010-2011 season. The team has a nice 3-5 record at home, but their road struggles along with another loss Friday night to San Antonio have led to what looks to be yet another lottery season in Minnesota.
For the Cavs, this will be a chance at a tiny slice of redemption following their embarrassing performance on nationally television against Miami Thursday night. The 29-point loss lost fans searching for any remote signs of optimism, and could increase the talk of just starting over from scratch. Sure, Minnesota is not one of the elite or even playoff teams we should be striving to become in the future, but a win here is absolutely vital for the well-being of Byron Scott’s club. Let’s see how Ramon Sessions and Ryan Hollins perform against their former team, and how Cleveland can respond at all tonight.