April 18, 2014

Cavs/Knicks: Baron Davis’ Debut, Boobie Gibson Still Out

The Cavaliers haven’t taken to the road in almost a month.  During their eight-game home stand, they managed to win their 10th straight game against the New York Knicks.

This time around, the Wine and Gold travel the Big Apple to take on the Amar’e/’Melo tandem with a new guard at their disposal as the newly-acquired Baron Davis is expected to make his debut. 

Acquired on February 24th in exchange for Mo Williams, Davis has taken part in practice and pregame shootarounds, but has not been cleared by head coach Byron Scott who wants to ensure that his reunion with Davis is not set back by injury.

Davis, who will wear No, 85, will be a welcomed addition to a Cavaliers team who will likely be without guard Daniel Gibson.  Gibson was shut down just before tip-off during Wednesday’s game against the San Antonio Spurs and is not likley to return until Sunday at the earliest.  Fellow shooting guard Anthony Parker is in the midst of a two-game skid that has seen him shoot 13 percent for a combined five points and four turnovers in 65 total minutes.

Davis will not start in this contest – though he will at some point in the future – which allows point guard Ramon Sessions to keep up his torrid pace of play, averaging 19.9 points (on a season-high 1.21 points per possession), 8.8 assists and 1.7 steals over the month of February.

  • Lyon

    I’d much rather have Sessions start. He’s really coming into his own.

    Don’t care if Davis’ ego won’t let him come off the bench.

  • Roosevelt

    I don’t think that Sessions necessarily has an “own”. I think he’s still just a solid rotation player who would average 13 and five if there were any warmer bodies on the team.

  • mgbode

    Sessions is the perfect prototypical energy-PG off the bench. That is his role on a good team (and I’m not saying that is a bad thing, it can be a tough role to fill).

    I’m really looking forward to the Sessions vs. Douglass battle tonight. 2 PGs who have gotten to shine due to injuries to the starters (Mo then Baron for Ramon and Billups for Toney)

  • Shamrock

    Davis came up big in his debut to help Cavaliers hand it to Knicks again. Poor NY, boo-hoo!!