Here are player grades for the Cavs’ win over the Hornets on Tuesday, Nov. 13. As always, share yours below.
Tristan Thompson: A+
Thompson absolutely crushed the Hornets on the glass in his game en route to a career-high 21 rebounds. And he had five assists and shot 5-6 from the field. Thompson continues to just be excellent this season.
Collin Sexton: B
Sexton did have a slightly inefficient shooting night. But he also made some key shots at the rim and again looked comfortable as a starter. It’d be hard to put him back on the bench at this point.
Rodney Hood: B+
Hood’s 14 points in the first half, and 16 overall, were a strong performance from him. He even had two assists! Which isn’t really a lot, but a good number for him.
Larry Nance Jr.: B+
Nance Jr.’s night won’t go noticed because Thompson was so, so good. But he got back to shooting 50 percent from the field in a game and pulled down 12 rebounds. And he made at three. No, really, he did:
J.R. Smith: B
Smith somehow led the team with a team-best plus/minus of 26.
Jordan Clarkson: A-
Clarkson had his blinders on a bit in this game when looking for others, as he does. But when he making shots like he did against the Hornets, it doesn’t really matter.
David Nwaba: A+
Nwaba again defended well, as he always goes. But also smartly drove to the rim en route to a 7-9 shooting night. And he made two three-pointers. Play this guy all of the minutes you can find him, even when the team is healthy again.
Andrew Harrison: C
Harrison still hasn’t made a shot as a Cavalier, but he moves the ball and competes. That is absolutely fine for what he’s being asked to be.
Ante Zizic: D
It’d b a good thing if Zizic were making Larry Drew play two-big lineups because he was playing well. But he’s just not right now.
Channing Frye: A+++++
Frye coming in and hitting a three late was just the best.