The Night the Wine Wasn't So Fine

David Richard-US PRESSWIRE - Presswire

In a much anticipated scrimmage, at least in these parts, the Gold team defeated the Wine team in the Cleveland Cavaliers first live action of the 2012-2013 season. Were you at the game? If so, please make sure to share your thoughts via FanPost or in the comments.

I definitely wasn't able to watch this game. I'm not even sure if there was a stream so in giving you my match reaction I'm going to have to infer some things from the box score.

Hopefully in the comments there are a few people who were in person at the scrimmage and can give us some real details.

As we roll through this recap I'll give you a look at some of the more noticeable things from the box.

*First off, it is really impressive that 12,230 people attended this game. Personally I would have predicted that about 2,000 would show but I guess I really had no clue.

*Omri Casspi thoroughly outplayed his counterpart Alonzo Gee. Casspi shot 80% of the field and was joint high scorer for the victors while Gee failed to net any points in over 28 minutes on the court.

*I'm not high at all on Tristan Thompson. He's got such a long ways to go. The man can't finish well inside the paint as he always is gathering himself and has no game outside five feet. It looks like he had a weak performance.

*Kelenna Azubuike and Luke Walton's back played. Weird.

*Donald Sloan seems to have definitely outplayed Jeremy Pargo by a decent margin even though he played 21 fewer (less) minutes.

*Newcomers Jon Leuer and C.J. Miles struggled on their debuts. I imagine they'll become much better in Byron Scott's system as the preseason kicks forward.

*To no surprise, Dion Waiters and Kyrie Irving had solid nights on the offensive end. I have no idea how their individual defense looked as that will be something to keep a close eye on. Irving's defense was pitiful last year and Waiters seems likely to struggle, as most do, in his first taste of defending NBA players.

*The Wine were handed a very terrible weak bench. Is Daniel Gibson capable of contributing anything this year?

Keep in mind that the Cavaliers host Montepaschi Siena of Italy on Monday night at the Q and there are still free tickets available.

The contest with the Italians tips off at 6 pm CST.

For post game video from tonight's scrimmage featuring Scott, Irving, Waiters and Casspi please clickity click.

Lastly, do you know who the player in the picture is?

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