The Cleveland Cavaliers got a little lucky tonight according to the head coach Byron Scott, Tristan Thompson and Kyrie Irving both had outstanding performances to help the Cleveland Cavaliers pick up their 12th win of the season. Even though the rooks played well tonight it came down to the final moments of the game that decided the outcome. Kyrie Irving was going for the game winning basket when he was fouled and sent to the line.
The Cavaliers were trialing at the time with .4 left on the clock. Irving hit the first shot to tie the game at 92, then cool as one could be Irving sent the second shot down to give his Cleveland Cavaliers a one point lead. The Kings would call a time out then when they in-bounded the ball it was a shot for the win. The ball hit the rim but the officials said the clock was started too early and gave the Kings a reply. Again the Kings went for the winning shot when time expired and the Cleveland Cavaliers got the win.
Byron Scott said in the post game his Cavaliers got a little lucky tonight. What he meant was the Cavaliers should have been able to pull away from the Kings on the first half and they didn’t. The Kings came out in the second half with a lot of confidence thinking they could pull a win away from the Cleveland Cavaliers and they almost did. Scott wants this Cavaliers team to learn how to put games away earlier.
Tristan Thompson had a double double tonight, Kyrie Irving hit for 23 points 17 of them came within the first half. Antwan Jamison had another solid performance with 21 and Omri Casspi had his best rebounding night with 12 9 of which came in the first half. Ramon Sessions put in 14 and Alonzo Gee had 9 points. We continue to see the Cleveland Cavaliers play as a team tonight. Once this young team gets some killer instinct they could very well be a contender.
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