The Cleveland Cavaliers the NBA team with only 23 wins in the NBA this season, beat the Boston Celtics last night. The Cavs had some great play by their second year player, Tristan Thompson. He had a career night, scoring 29 points and having 17 rebounds.
Thompson played a spectacular game against the Celtics. Tristan's efforts helped to end a Cavs 10 game losing streak. The Cleveland Cavaliers have played some good teams in the NBA this season including the Miami Heat. The Cavs should have won the last time they played the Heat and they couldn't hold onto a lead they built throughout the game.
Against the Celtics last night, Cleveland played good basketball. The team is young and they have to learn how to win. Beating the Celtics is a great start in the learning process. The Celtics are one of the NBA teams that have lots of experience. To get a win against them, you have to play good basketball.
That is exactly what Thompson and his Cavalier teammates did in this game. Alonzo Gee added 16 points and 10 rebounds, it was winning those battles that take place under the board that helped the Cleveland Cavaliers win this game.
Another helpful task that helped Cleveland was coming out in the 3rd quarter and outscoring the Celtics. So many times this season we have seen the Cavs come out after the half and play flat basketball. Last night Cleveland out-scored Boston 22-16 in the 3rd period.
Out-playing the Celtics in the 3rd quarter was the deciding factor in the game. Cleveland might be learning their lesson and they may be finding out you have to come out of the locker room strong to start the second half.
With the end of the season drawing near, lets hope these lessons learned are not forgotten during the off-season. The team needs to focus on a victory like they had last night and they have to remember the lessons learned.
This Cleveland Cavaliers team needs to remember what they did against Boston last night and they have to remember how to win.
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