Despite the fact that this was a particularly tough game to watch, there were a few positives to take away. Lots of Cavs fans like to be negative and focus on the bad aspects of the game, but that's not fun. So I'll be positive and look on the bright side. For starters, Tristan Thompson had a pretty great game. He looked much better offensively and had a monster dunk on David West. He gobbled up boards on both ends of the floor in Anderson Varejao's absence. Thompson finished with 12 points and 13 rebounds.
Tyler Zeller showed some nice moves and took good shots. Unfortunately, he didn't hit many of them and shot just 4 of 13 from the field. He finished with 12 points and 7 rebounds.
Dion Waiters continued some questionable shot selection, but did have 7 assists to go with 11 points on 12 shots.
Kyrie Irving had a pretty terrible game, scoring 17 points on 5 of 16 shooting while committing 6 turnovers. Roy Hibbert and Ian Mahinmi made it difficult for him to get into the paint all night long.
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