It’s been a rough string of games for the Cleveland Cavaliers defense. The last week has brought a number of concerning contests, from Wednesday’s 126-113 loss at the potent Denver Nuggets to last Sunday’s 125-120 win at the flailing Los Angeles Lakers. Win or lose, though, the signs are not great. Cleveland came into Saturday’s home game against the Washington Wizards ranked 22nd in the NBA in points allowed per 100 possessions, had a notably poor transition defense well before this recent stretch, and boasts enough worries to raise questions about their viability to repeat as champions. The Cavs made the NBA Finals with a substandard in 2015 defense and will still enter the playoffs as favorites to win the East for a fourth-straight season, but that doesn’t mean everything is going to be fine.
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