To understand the importance of taking care of the basketball, the Cavaliers need look no further than Sunday's loss at Miami.
In the first quarter, they had seven turnovers and found themselves trailing, 33-20. By halftime, they had committed nine turnovers and were behind, 64-46.
In the third quarter, they did not turn the ball over once as they went on a 36-17 rampage for an 82-81 lead heading into the fourth quarter.
In fact, in the entire second half, the Cavs had just two turnovers, which helped them outscore the Heat in the third and fourth quarters, 59-45.
Cleveland Cavaliers reduce turnovers, increase victories
Cleveland Plain Dealer | Feb 26