LeBron believes Cavaliers can repeat

first_img They are defending champions in name only. Injuries, too, have played a role in Cleveland’s fragmented, and some would say disappointing season, as 22 players have shuffled in and out of coach Tyronn Lue’s rotations and the club was forced to go long stretches without key players like Kevin Love, J.R. Smith and Kyle Korver. If it’s true that adversity builds character, the Cavs may be a lot are stronger than they appear. They are healthier than they’ve been in months, and James said that’s all that matters now. “At the end of the day, I’m not going to harp on what happened in the regular season through injuries, through bad losses, through good wins, through whatever the case may be,” he said. “We have a good club going into the postseason. That’s all you can ask for.” DISAPPOINTING SEASON INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP): LeBron James quickly moved past Cleveland’s disjointed regular season, an uphill, 82-game slog of injuries, roster upheaval and drama. Reflection can wait. James understands that the Cavaliers appear vulnerable, perhaps beatable, as they enter the NBA play-offs following a recent tailspin. However, he feels the grind may help the Cavs and maybe even give them an edge. “Through everything that went on with our team, we’re in a position where we can do something special still,” he said Thursday as Cleveland prepared to face Indiana in the opening round today. “We have a chance to win it all.” Why so optimistic, LeBron? Leaning against a padded wall in Cleveland’s practise facility, James smiled sheepishly. “I’ve got the answer,” he said. “I’m not giving it to you. But I’ve got the answer why I feel like we’ve got a great chance.” It’s no secret. The Cavs have a chance to win a championship because they have James, and with James, all is possible. With six straight visits to the Finals on his rÈsumÈ, James knows his way around the playoffs better than any player in the league, and maybe better than anyone in history. After all, he’s won titles with two teams, snatched a road win in 25 consecutive series and takes a 40-17 record in first-round games into this series with the Pacers, a team he’s battled in postseasons before. James doesn’t know how to be anything but confident. It’s in his DNA. But there’s genuine concern about these Cavaliers, who staggered down the stretch. They lost their final four regular-season games – one to an Atlanta team resting all its starters – and surrendered the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference to Boston. Cleveland went just 23-23 after January 10 and the Cavs have been ranked in the bottom third statistically on defence all season.last_img read more

Leegoal Bridal Diamante Hair Comb Clip : Perfect in every way

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Microsoft Offers Two Database Previews: SQL Server & SQL Azure

first_imgTags:#enterprise#Products IT + Project Management: A Love Affair 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now Microsoft has released a preview of two database products: the next SQL Server as well as a free trial of SQL Azure. The first is a chance to get your hands on pre-release code for the company’s flagship offering in the database space; SQL Server 2008 R2 is the formal name for the newest iteration of the platform. SQL Azure is probably something more unfamiliar. It’s a relational database built on its Azure platform for the cloud. SQL Server 2008 R2This is the Community Technology Preview for SQL Server 2008 and so isn’t really intended for updating production environments. New features to explore in this iteration include a new version of the reporting software and a renewed focus on multi-server management. The Report Builder 3.0 is a self-service reporting tool, and Microsoft is now touting its ability to handle “geospatial visualization” – doublespeak for maps. To attempt to speed up multi-server management, Microsoft added a new database administration wizard.SQL AzureSQL Azure is a relational cloud database along the lines of Amazon’s SimpleDB (when it comes to the business model). In other words, it’s keyed towards providing pay-as-you-go scalability at a minimal infrastructure cost. This trial is a key development for the Azure platform. The free trial lasts until November, after which it’ll cost $9.99/month for 1GB, or $99.99 for 10GB. It’s a safe bet that there will be plenty of developers, at least those working with ASP.NET and PHP, sufficiently hooked as to except Microsoft lock-in, which is the point to begin with. steven wallingcenter_img Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… Related Posts Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of…last_img read more

The International Property Maintenance Code Governs Existing Buildings

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