The Cleveland Cavaliers fell to the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday 112-110, giving the Cavs a final regular season record of 57-25. Fan Appreciation Night featured two teams who rested their starters in order to prepare for the upcoming playoffs. Given that the game was kind of silly itself, in place of a more standard recap, here's a limerick about the story of the game.
Oh what a wonderful day
To be the Cavs Jordan McRae
I wasn't ready, for there to be an American Cedi
But based off this game he'll be better than LeBron one day
Jordan McRae had a great game. The former 76er scored 36 points in 47(!) minutes and made a meaningless game fun for Cavs fans. McRae dragged the Cavs to OT by scoring seven points in the closing two minutes of the fourth quarter. Unfortunately McRae went cold in overtime and missed two free throws that could have sent the game to a second overtime.
Hilariously, McRae came within one point of passing LeBron for most points in a single game this season by a Cavaliers player. Richard Jefferson has not been playing all that well recently, perhaps tonight's performance could cause Coach Lue to consider giving McRae some playing time as LeBron's backup in the playoffs.
The NBA Playoffs start Saturday, folks. Let's have fun.