The Cavaliers heard more than a few boos on Sunday evening. (Getty Images)

We’re at a point where comparisons to the 2010-11 Miami Heat are laughable. Those Heat had their issues. They started Mike Bibby in postseason games. Zydrunas Ilgauskas, Erick Dampier, and Jamaal Magloire all had to man the middle. The superstar triptych of LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and Chris Bosh seemed afraid to step on each others’ toes. By the time spring rolled around, however, they still had that superstar triptych. They mustered a top five finish on both ends of the floor, and after an embarrassing Eastern Conference final Game 1 blowout the team won four straight gritty games against the Chicago Bulls as it moved on to the NBA Finals. This year’s Cleveland Cavaliers figure to be on no such course as presently constructed, and as currently playing. LeBron James is not coming through with the sort of year we expected, Kevin Love was benched in the fourth quarter of his team’s most recent win, Kyrie Irving is currently on the shelf with a scary knee injury, and center Anderson Varejao is out for the season. On the team’s home floor on Sunday night, the miserable Detroit Pistons outscored the Cavs by an 86-48 mark over the final two and a half quarters of the game to finish the night with a boo-heavy 103-80 win . Following the embarrassment, LeBron James did our job for us : ”We’re not a very good team, as far as on the court, where we’re still trying to find our way,” said LeBron James , who had 17 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists for Cleveland. ”Right now we’re just not very good in every aspect of the game that we need to be to compete every night.”

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