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SBNation: Cavaliers Up To 7th In Eastern Conference

Even a Wizards fan is impressed…kinda. Mike Prada over at SBNation released his power rankings today and the Cavaliers made a quantum leap – at least in the Eastern Conference.

After being ranked 11 last week, the Cavaliers now sit at #7.

Surprised? Don’t be. Cleveland’s three wins may not be incredibly impressive, but they’re still finding a way to get it done. Role players have been freed from the shackles of LeBron James, and they’re coming up big. Daniel Gibson, for instance, was the guy that sealed the win over the Wizards on Saturday. It’s not clear how long they can keep this up, but as long as they have veterans and a hard-nosed coach in Byron Scott, they will at least play hard in every

game.

Surprising people all season long is going to be fun. You don’t win 127 games in 2 regular seasons because of one player.

Photographs by spatulated, Triple Tri, and chrischappelear used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.