Cavs Leaders: Points: Irving, 18; Rebounds: Varejao, 9; Assists: Sessions, 3
Kyrie scored efficiently and had his jump shot working. Once again, he was brilliant at putting that orange ball into the metal circle thing. Unfortunately, he also had 7 turnovers and his defense wasn't great. He's developing nicely and it's good to see him score seemingly at will. I am looking forward to seeing him with some good teammates and let him run the show as a more pure point guard.
Boobie Gibson sat this game out for personal reasons and that created a shitshow in the backcourt for the Cavaliers. When Anthony Parker and Kyrie had to come out for their normal rests, Byron Scott had to roll with a lineup of Sessions-Gee-Harangody-Thompson-Erden. Yes, you read that correctly. Luke freakin' Harangody was playing small forward for an NBA team in the first quarter of a game.
Tristan Thompson actually played pretty well when he was in the game. He scored 16 points on 6 of 7 shooting and grabbed 5 rebounds. The best sign from Tigger was perhaps the fact that he hit 4 of his 5 free throws. A nice outing for the two rookies on the offensive side of the ball, combining for 34 of the Cavaliers' points.
The Cavaliers have now been outscored by 66 points the past two nights. Anyone who thinks this team will still make the playoffs needs to probably reconsider.
Fear The Sword's Player Of The Game:
You could give it to Kyrie or Tristan, but honestly I don't think anyone deserves it. Therefore, for the second game this season, I will be awarding the player of the game honors to myself. I managed to watch this entire game without breaking anything or collapsing into tears. I believe that deserves some props.