Insider Gems: Dec. 29, 2008

John Hollinger gives us six observations for Monday.

Updated: December 29, 2008, 2:49 PM ET
By John Hollinger |

1. One casualty of Cleveland's recent "slump" has been that the Cavs surrendered the No. 1 spot in offensive efficiency to Portland. Yes, Portland. The Blazers offer an interesting case study because they get very little post scoring and shoot a ton of jumpers -- an approach that traditionalists instinctively frown upon.