After winning just 19 games last year, the Cleveland Cavaliers can win their fifth game and go two games above .500 on Sunday when their seven-game road trip stops in Portland for a game against the Trail Blazers.
Surprisingly, the Cavaliers were in a similar position last season, sitting at 4-3 with an opportunity to extend a winning streak and improve to 5-3. They went on to win only four of their next 46 games, though.
This year's Cavs team appears to be a lot better than last year's team with the addition of No. 1 overall pick Kyrie Irving who is averaging over 14 point per game as the team's starting point guard, but the Cavs may have as tough of time improving to 5-3. They take on the 5-2 Portland Trail Blazers who had their best start since 1999-2000 and are seventh in the NBA in scoring. Last year the Blazers averaged 111 points per game and shot better than 53-percent against the Cavs in taking each game of the series by an average of 23.5 points.