Fascinating game. Kyrie Irving and the rest of the Cavaliers not named Antawn Jamison were sleep walking through 3 quarters. But in the 4th quarter, Kyrie Irving and Alonzo Gee took over this game. The Cavaliers outscored the Pistons 35-23 in the 4th quarter to pull out a nice comeback win.
I remember plenty of LeBron James games earlier in his career where he seemed disengaged and lethargic for 3 quarters only to lead the Cavaliers to wins in the 4th quarter. Kyrie Irving did much the same tonight. He was passive and lacking aggression on the offensive side of the ball for 3 quarters, before finding a way to wake up and score 17 fourth quarter points in leading the charge. These are the kinds of learning experiences you like to see young teams learn. To be a good team, you have to find ways to win games when you’re not at your best or most energetic. That’s what the Cavaliers did in this game. Nice win for the wine and gold.