Box Score: Cavaliers 91, Mavericks 88

The Cavaliers defeated the defending NBA Champions on Saturday night, beating the Dallas Mavericks 91-88. A huge third quarter for Byron Scott’s club was difference, as Cleveland stormed out of the locker room to take the lead. Kyrie Irving led the Cleveland comeback, scoring a team-high 20 points while dishing seven assists. Antawn Jamison added 19 points and Anderson Varejao continued his incredible streak of play, grabbing 17 rebounds and adding 17 points. It was a huge win for the Cavs, and a solid bounce back effort from the loss in Orlando on Friday.

StartersPosMinFG3PtFT+/-OffRebAstTOStlBSBAPFPts
D. WestG28:174-70-03-3-100174300111
V. CarterG16:202-40-00-0-12001100014
B. HaywoodC19:264-40-02-5-50500100210
D. NowitzkiF35:139-152-24-5-21835020124
S. MarionF31:241-50-02-2-16160301134
BenchMinFG3PtFT+/-OffRebAstTOStlBSBAPFPts
Totals32-676-1318-2743922216831688
Percentages.478.462.667Team Rebounds: 12
J. Terry34:185-144-83-3+40434000117
B. Wright28:345-90-11-3+22801041511
L. Odom26:122-70-23-6+19053100127
R. Beaubois20:160-20-00-0+5025221000
B. CardinalDNP – Coach’s Decision
Y. JianlianDNP – Coach’s Decision
D. JonesDNP – Coach’s Decision
I. MahinmiDNP – Coach’s Decision
StartersPosMinFG3PtFT+/-OffRebAstTOStlBSBAPFPts
K. IrvingG35:579-171-31-1+111471201020
M. ThompsonG19:332-62-40-0+15012100046
A. VarejaoC33:198-130-01-2+1671733002217
A. JamisonF33:266-180-37-9+213941301119
O. CasspiF29:124-101-40-0+2221142139
BenchMinFG3PtFT+/-OffRebAstTOStlBSBAPFPts
Totals37-936-2311-15174627912381891
Percentages.398.261.733Team Rebounds: 7
A. Gee30:195-121-41-1-112422201212
R. Sessions28:592-111-31-2-8128000126
L. Harangody14:340-40-20-0-18050011130
R. Hollins8:451-20-00-0-7110000012
S. Erden5:560-00-00-0-6010000000
C. EyengaDNP – Coach’s Decision
S. SamuelsDNP – Coach’s Decision
  • Da_uber

    Great game

  • Harv 21

    Kyrie with the clutch, corkscrew drives and second straight game with great assist to turnover ratio.

    Also, I still miss Delonte. Come back, Delonte.

  • Anonymous

    Until Parker and/or Boobie return, the Cavs need a suitable SG and M. Thompson isn’t cutting it. Perhaps Gee has earned a start given that he can actually provide solid minutes and score.

  • Anonymous

    Great win in awful unis.

  • Anonymous

    I’m in favor of starting Gee, but would prefer he stays at the position he’s used to playing at now, SF. 

    I actually want to see some of Eyenga at SG.  We’ve seen Harangody & Thompson come in and give us some decent minutes, why not see what Sky can do?

  • Anonymous

    I hope this is the last time we see these unis. 

  • Anonymous

     Agreed, those are hideous. I dont know why the Cavs ever changed their uni’s.

  • Anonymous

    Point taken. In my opinion, a shooting guard should be able to, uh, SHOOT. Another option is Sessions, despite his primary as a PG. Perhaps the draft can help address the SG position, given that it is currently our weakest link.