The Cleveland Cavaliers have been thriving lately and have won their last six games.
They are the fourth seed in the Eastern Conference and hold a 24-15 record despite multiple injuries to the roster.
NBA analyst Kirk Goldsberry dug into the statistics and found that the Cavaliers have the ninth-best offensive, second-best defense, and are number one in net efficiency rating over the last ten games.
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— Kirk Goldsberry (@kirkgoldsberry) January 19, 2024
The Cavaliers, who have gone 8-2 during that stretch, are ranking alongside teams like the New York Knicks (the number-one offense) and Boston Celtics (seventh-best offense and third-best defense).
This is a huge sign of just how hard the team has been fighting and what they have accomplished.
The Cavaliers hit a huge speed bump a few weeks ago when they lost both Evan Mobley and Darius Garland to serious injuries.
The team had already been in a tough spot before those injuries but some people thought the season was basically over after that.
Despite that, the Cavaliers have actually surged forward since then.
The last few weeks have been something really special for Cleveland and their six consecutive wins are the best in the Eastern Conference right now.
They are about to embark on a road trip featuring games against the Atlanta Hawks, Orlando Magic, and Milwaukee Bucks twice.
Just weeks ago, this slate of games would have struck fear into the hearts of Cavaliers fans.
But with their recent string of wins, those fans are now excited to see what comes next.
Goldsberry’s chart proves that the Cavaliers’ hard work is paying off and the fans are hoping they continue to find success.