The Cleveland Cavaliers got a taste of Jeremy Lin last night in the big apple. It wasn’t just LinSanity for the Cleveland team that was totally outplayed in the fourth quarter last night. Although Jeremy Lin played some great basketball last night the Cavaliers were surprised by the play of New York’s bench player Steve Novak who scored 17 points in 17 minutes last night. The Cavs could slow down Novak and Jeremy Lin hurt the Cavs too.
Lin played 33 minutes and had 19 points with 13 assists. The Cleveland Cavaliers played great for the first half of the game. I don’t know what happened in the locker room at halftime the Cavs came out for the second half and faced a completely different New York Knicks team. The Cavs gave up 33 points in the third and 38 points in the fourth to watch the Knocks run away with the game 120-103.
Cleveland’s Antwan Jamison led the way for the Cavs with 23 points and the rookie Kyrie Irving had 22. The Cavaliers didn’t get a whole lot of help from their bench, Daniel Gibson had 13 other than that the Cavs bench didn’t do a bunch while the Knicks bench helped to steal the game away from Cleveland. The Cavaliers needed to play some defense in the second half of the game. The Knicks were making things look to easy.
You can bet Cavs coach Byron Scott isn’t thrilled with the way the Cleveland Cavaliers let this one slide away. Former Cavaliers player Baron Davis played for 15 minutes, Davis scored 4 points and had 8 assists against his former teammates.
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