The Cleveland Cavaliers got back to .500 Monday night against Al Pacino's favorite team, the New Orleans Pelicans.
SO WE GOT SOME TWEETS FOR YOU!
Shameless self promotion!
This is the first glimpse we've seen of the death machine that will be the Cavs offense— Justin Rowan (@Cavsanada) November 11, 2014
In rewatching the Cavs game, there were about 3 instances that Tristan changed a shot at the rim to go with his 2 blocks. #progress— Justin Rowan (@Cavsanada) November 11, 2014
Recaps from the pros!
FINAL IN #THELAND: #Cavs WIN 118-111 over NOP...on a tremendous night. #CavsSalute Box: http://t.co/lCIgQZfV19 pic.twitter.com/9hPu3N47hv— Cleveland Cavaliers (@cavs) November 11, 2014
LeBron James' first triple-double of season lifts #Cavs past Pelicans 118-111 for their second consecutive win http://t.co/4MKRMYdVEk— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) November 11, 2014
Cavs-Pelicans dribbles: When Big Three does this, it's tough for Cavs to lose. http://t.co/4fQpnKmYx2— Sam Amico (@SamAmicoFSO) November 11, 2014
Cavs 118, Pelicans 111: Jason Lloyd's 23 final thoughts on LeBron James' triple-double and Cavs win: CLEVELA... http://t.co/zr5uUw2qFL— Jason Lloyd (@JasonLloydABJ) November 11, 2014
Post game shenanigans!
Wait that ain't right...
WATCH: Kevin Love & Dion Waiters videobomb Kyrie & LeBron during @FSOAllieOop's postgame interview http://t.co/u3HGJjEvFp— FOX Sports Ohio (@FOXSportsOH) November 11, 2014
There were some awesome quotes in that video including:
He [LeBron] asked me at halftime if I was ready to play now, I told him yeah. It's gotta be more consistent, it's gotta come in the first half and it's gotta be a full 48 minute game.
Kyrie played passive in the first half looking to set up his teammates to the tune of 5 assists. In the second half he was far more aggressive in looking for his offense and still got 4 more assists. Last year we saw games where Kyrie would take a back seat after being criticized for too many shots. It looks like he's beginning to learn that when he remains aggressive it's going to create opportunities for himself and his team. His greatest trait is his ability to score. If he does that at a high level it's going to create opportunities for everyone else.
We got VINEZZZ!
Including a reminder that Kevin Love is from Portland:
Remember when "Jrue Holiday: Kyrie stopper" was a thing? Yeah me neither:
Our first "LeBron James" game of the season:
The Cavaliers played so well I couldn't even locate a typical Zavac tweet. So here's a fantastic stat from him (taken from NBA.com/stats):
Early trend: opponents are shooting 44.8% on shots within 6 feet of the rim when Tristan Thompson guards them, 11.7% below league average.— David Zavac (@DavidZavac) November 11, 2014