The Cavaliers enter tonight’s game at Madison Square Garden with a record of 15-60. At this point last season, they had a record of 60-16. The Miami Heat enter their game tonight across the river in New Jersey with a record of 53-23, unable to match the Cavaliers win total from last season. Cavs fans are familiar with the dangers of using regular season results to project postseason results.
Kenny Roda asked LeBron, in postgame media access on Tuesday, what he thought about the situation of Miami having no chance to match the regular season success he had with the Cavaliers. LeBron shrugged it off and hit the talking points of regular season records not necessarily translating to the postseason, citing failures last season against Boston – he didn’t really care about the comparison of last year’s Cavs and this year’s Heat. And he’s right, he shouldn’t really care.