Game #13 Recap: Cavaliers 95, Warriors 105

Sorry this is so late, I was super busy with classes and other stuff today. It's gonna be a short recap but I have some other links and news bits at the end.

Cavs Leaders: Points: Jamison, 19; Rebounds: Varejao, 13; Assists: Irving, 5

Quick Thoughts:

The Cavaliers came home after a 7-game road trip to play the Golden State Warriors on the second night of a back-to-back by a score of 105-95. Bleh. It was an incredibly sloppy game and the Cavs committed a season high 25 turnovers. In comparison, Cleveland had just 16 assists. I'm not a math major, but that is a not a good ratio.

It doesn't take advanced analysis to determine that the Cavaliers were simply dead tired. They got out-hustled all night by the Warriors and were basically short on every single shot. Rotations were sluggish and ball-handling suffered. Cleveland hung around for a long time but ultimately fell apart after constantly giving the ball away. Kyrie Irving and Antawn Jamison were relatively effective scoring the ball, putting up 18 and 19 points respectively. Unfortunately, Irving broke his 5-game streak of at least 20 points, but the bigger concern is that he had 6 turnovers. Turnovers are something you expect from rookie point guards, but it's something to keep an eye on.

Notable Performances:

Like I said, Jamison continued his solid play, scoring 19 points on just 14 shots. He's put together some pretty solid box scores as of late and might possibly get some team to trade for him. Unfortunately, David Lee torched him on defense to the tune of 29 points on 20 shots.

Tristan Thompson grabbed a career high 9 rebounds. That's all I really have to say about that.

Fear The Sword's Player Of The Game:

Semih Erden??!?!?!?

Semih Erden had an offensive EXPLOSION. The Big Turk played 15 minutes and scored a career-high 14 points on 6 of 8 shooting! It was spectacular. He looked like Hakeem Olajuwon out there. (Okay, that might be an overreaction.) It was phenomenal, kind of.

Bonus Stuff:

The Cavaliers are bringing Zydrunas Ilgauskas back to be a special assistant to GM Chris Grant. LINK

Dan Gilbert and the Cavaliers acquired the Cleveland Gladiators Arena Football team.

As far as SOPA goes, SBNation has announced that they officially oppose it.

It has never really been a problem around here, but you guys need to do your part by not posting links to illegal streams of games. If you do, I have to delete the comment/Fanpost/etc right away and probably warn you. If you really need to watch a game and don't have the means, you have to discuss those things elsewhere. Like I said, it's not really been an issue here, but we just need to cover all of our bases.

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