The Cleveland Cavaliers found themselves in another really ugly game of basketball. After a sloppy win over the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday night, the Cavs were able to survive their "game" against the Memphis Grizzlies and grab a 69-58 victory. The Cavs are now 2-0 in Las Vegas Summer League.
It's fairly clear that the Cavs are playing on dead legs. Whether it's due to extreme conditioning workouts or just Vegas, nobody has any lift on their jump shots. Dion Waiters' jumpers in particular were flat all night. He came out aggressive and got to the line with regularity. He's shown that he can get to the rim whenever he wants. Finishing once he gets to the rim is another thing altogether. Overall, he ended up with a pretty solid game. He scored 23 points on 7 of 17 shooting with 4 rebounds and 4 assists. It wasn't spectacular, but it was a fairly convincing performance.
The Cavs and Grizzlies combined for a billion fouls. Actually, they combined for 63 foul. Which is basically a billion. Similarly, they combined for a billion missed shots. Memphis was just 18 of 76 from the floor while Cleveland made 23 of their 60 shots. It was really just a bad time for everybody involved.
Carrick Felix had a rough time shooting the ball (2 of 7), but he led the team in rebounds with 11. That's pretty neat for a guy who's only 6-6.
Tyler Zeller had 11 points and 9 rebounds -- but he also had 6 turnovers and 6 personal fouls. That's not exactly what we're looking for.
Boobie Gibson and Marreese Speights were in the crowd watching this game. Neither of them are on the Cavs anymore.
Zach Harper of CBS Sports was sitting in front of me. He spent most of the game researching the difference between wallabies and kangaroos. He's currently learning about the teeth. Kangaroos have a curved teeth row, while the wallabies' are straight. The most noticeable difference is size. Kangaroos have longer feet and more pronounced haunches. Wallabies' feet are better for navigating forest areas. Wallabies' coats are also a much different color than the coats of kangaroos.
Think this is useless information? Not so fast, my friends. It's quite clear that this has real world applications. Check out this useful and educational link.
Are you still wondering whether Rocko is a kangaroo or a wallaby? Next time you're watching "Rocko's Modern Life," peer inside his mouth and check out his molars. If his creators know their stuff, you should see flat teeth and a sharp cutting tooth; Rocko is a wallaby. You'll also notice he's noticeably smaller than his buddies on the show, another telltale sign that he's a member of the wallaby species.
The Cavaliers' next game is against the New Orleans Pelicans at 6 PM Eastern on Monday evening.
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