After a rough stretch that saw 10 straight losses, Cleveland is coming off a win over the Celtics that was both meaningless and important. In the grand scheme of things, it may hurt the Cavaliers shot at getting Nerlens Noel. But in the here and now, the Cavs needed to get that win. It lowers the pressure on Byron Scott, and it allows the young players to just worry about getting better, not be focused on saving their coach's job. Tristan Thompson was particularly vocal in support of Coach Scott, and he backed up with the biggest game of this career. If a little adversity is what it takes for guys like Thompson to turn into leaders, the struggles this year may end up having a purpose beyond ping pong balls. As much as I love Kyrie Irving, it seems like he can be a bit prickly at times. Even if his quote about whether players had quit on Scott wasn't nearly as bad as it was originally reported, it was passive aggressive and ultimately less than productive. As Thompson improves into a solid NBA player, I think he can be a really positive presence in the Cleveland locker room. It will be interesting to see if the Cavaliers can build on the win over a depleted Celtics team. Irving has had better games, and I expect him to bounce back tonight.