Box Score: Cavaliers 77, Pistons 116

If you can’t something nice, don’t say anything at all.

I should adhere to that advice right now. I haven’t been this frustrated with a Cavaliers game since Game 5 of that infamous Celtics series. But a shout out to Antawn Jamison for the 0-10 night from the field. Pretty impressive.

Cavaliers play again tomorrow. Can’t wait.

Cleveland

Starters Pos Min FG 3Pt FT +/- Off Reb Ast TO Stl BS BA PF Pts
D. Sloan G 27:30 3-8 0-0 0-0 -46 2 2 4 1 0 0 1 1 6
A. Parker G 24:19 4-6 2-4 0-0 -41 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 4 10
T. Thompson C 34:25 6-16 0-1 0-0 -41 5 13 2 4 1 0 2 3 12
O. Casspi F 36:53 3-9 2-4 3-4 -38 0 4 0 2 3 1 3 3 11
A. Jamison F 28:36 0-10 0-4 3-4 -47 1 4 2 4 0 0 1 1 3
Bench Min FG 3Pt FT +/- Off Reb Ast TO Stl BS BA PF Pts
Totals 27-78 7-21 16-21 12 34 13 19 5 2 10 14 77
Percentages .346 .333 .762 Team Rebounds: 9
M. Harris 23:41 6-9 3-5 3-6 +2 1 3 1 3 0 1 0 1 18
S. Samuels 23:36 2-7 0-0 4-4 +2 2 3 1 0 1 0 3 0 8
L. Hudson 20:30 2-10 0-3 3-3 +7 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 7
L. Walton 20:30 1-3 0-0 0-0 +7 1 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 2
A. Gee DNP – Coach’s Decision
D. Gibson DNP – Coach’s Decision
K. Irving DNP – Coach’s Decision
A. Varejao DNP – Coach’s Decision

Detroit

Starters Pos Min FG 3Pt FT +/- Off Reb Ast TO Stl BS BA PF Pts
B. Knight G 29:55 11-12 4-5 2-2 +41 0 2 7 2 0 0 0 1 28
R. Stuckey G 27:30 3-8 0-1 2-2 +46 0 4 6 0 1 1 0 3 8
G. Monroe C 27:12 4-7 0-0 4-4 +41 1 13 3 1 4 2 0 0 12
T. Prince F 29:47 6-8 1-3 2-2 +41 0 3 2 1 1 1 0 0 15
J. Maxiell F 19:46 5-8 0-0 1-1 +36 2 4 0 0 1 1 0 3 11
Bench Min FG 3Pt FT +/- Off Reb Ast TO Stl BS BA PF Pts
Totals 45-75 8-18 18-20 7 41 28 12 12 10 2 19 116
Percentages .600 .444 .900 Team Rebounds: 4
C. Villanueva 22:02 4-9 1-4 1-2 -3 1 8 1 1 1 1 0 3 10
J. Jerebko 21:17 5-6 1-2 3-4 +1 2 4 0 3 1 0 0 1 14
B. Gordon 15:36 3-7 0-2 3-3 +1 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 2 9
B. Wallace 14:34 0-1 0-0 0-0 +5 0 1 0 1 1 3 0 1 0
W. Bynum 9:41 1-1 1-1 0-0 +4 1 1 4 1 0 0 0 1 3
D. Wilkins 9:14 1-3 0-0 0-0 -4 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 2
A. Daye 6:43 1-2 0-0 0-0 -7 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 3 2
W. Russell Jr. 6:43 1-3 0-0 0-0 -7 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 1 2
  • mgbode

    aha.  there is more to the story.

  • mgbode

    Grant has been in charge for 1 draft.  why does he get faulted for Paxson’s time?  and Ferry’s time? and Ferry had late round picks when he had picks at all.  he didn’t do great with them, but focused on high upside guys.

    how do you know what TT will be able to do in 2 years? 

    alot depends on how hard he works. I can’t say for certain but his per36min averages already have him at 10rebounds.  I would hope that in 2 years he’ll be able to get those 10rebounds in 30min.   He needs to push his FG% close to 50%.  he needs to get more FTs and cut down on his TOs.  He is good at blocks and needs to continue that while getting better at picking his spots so he is not out of position on defense if they pass-off. 

  • floydrubino

    What’s Clevelands and Sacramentos combined record. I don’t care about Hickson. I am simply making the obvious observation that we traded him and then drafted a guy you could get close to the same production out of. Just because 2 crappy teams give up on a player means that they are correct. Why do you think Cleveland stinks. Look at their past draft picks. Why do you assume that this is the year we get it right. I could care less if we kept Hickson or not. The fact that we got rid of him and then drafted the same production around 15 picks earlier is what is concerning. We wasted the 4th pick completely.

  • floydrubino

    I don’t like Hickson genius. I don’t like TT either. Do you get it or do I need to explain it to you a little simpler. I just would of never got rid of him for nothing.

  • floydrubino

    Wow you brown nose this Andy guy quite a bit. I don’t need some rah rah speech about TT. I am saying for the most part Gilbert is responsible. He hired Ferry and Grant and let this happen. He is every bit responsible of evaluating GM’s ability as GM’s are responsible evaluating talent in the draft. These guys are yes man for the most part anyway. And you can give me all the stats that you want but in order for our team to be better we will have better players than what we have now. Do you see TT being a part of a great team. I don’t because he is way to much of a liability on offense to even be in in the 4th quarter. Great we have a guy that can play 20 minutes a game on a good team.

  • floydrubino

    lol. Yes what a great story that in 4 years a guy will come over and maybe play in a league that Scoonie Penn was going off.

  • floydrubino

    Them praising someone for working hard in the NBA is like saying a woman has a great personality when your friend asks if they are good looking.

  • porckchopexpress

    Considering your memory is terrible maybe you should use some other source of info.  Maybe you are that simple, but I don’t have to  check anywhere to know when a guy like Hayward was drafted.  Pretty amazing that you are proud of the fact that you have no idea if the arguments you make are based in fact or just opinion.

    Lastly lets take Hayward off the menu.  Your argument is that the Cavs should have taken Kyrie and either Kemba Walker or Brandon Knight???  Lets just put aside the fact that Kemba is struggling mightly right now.  Not only are you the worst evaluator of talent across more than 1 sport I have ever run across, you also have no idea how to fit players together.  You would pair Kyrie Irving with one of two other 6’3″ guards? Genius.  Because any time you are given the gift of the best point guard in the draft the next thing you should do is draft the 2 and 4th best point guards along side him. 

    If you had even the slightest hint of a clue of the possibility of being able to form a coherent thought about the NBA you would know that the Cavs needed to take a big in last years draft after taking Irving,  and that the choice came down to Valencianus, TT, one of the Morris twins or Bismark. 

  • Vindictive_Pat

    Scoring doesn’t necessarily translate between the two leagues (same when comparing to college), but rebounding typically does.

  • Vindictive_Pat

    Scoring doesn’t necessarily translate between the two leagues (same when comparing to college), but rebounding typically does.

  • floydrubino

    Lol. So you think it’s a big deal if you have the first 10 picks memorized from last year or is it more important to know how to evaluate talent for the next level. We disagree in philosophy so much. You don’t pick the 20th best player in the draft at #4 because of team necessity. Why do you think Cleveland sports at any level is so pathetic. We have talking heads like you and most of these people who write on this site who keep picking players out of needs and leaving the real talent on the board. Don’t you think it’s strange that the Browns and Cavs are both talentless because we pick for team needs. I would 100% every time in any draft pick the 3rd or 4th best player in the draft before I used a 4 pick on the 20th best player in the draft. Yes I disagree with almost every move that Gilbert has made in any draft except for the LBJ and Kyrie picks and I am the one that is not coherent about the NBA. I know how excited you are for me saying Hayward instead of Walker because you got to look it up on wikipedia but the real conversation is assessing the talent. I can catch up to your level of knowledge by clicking on a web page to find out when someone was drafted but you will never catch up to my level of assessing talent which is the real importance here. Your philosophy of picking on needs is what has put us exactly in this position that Cleveland sports is in. I doubt you read this far because you normally read one or 2 lines and then reply back but if you can’t understand how simple it is to not understand that this years draft would be loaded with great big men so why waste a pick on TT when you could of got a potential 20 pts a game scorer then that’s fine that you don’t think ahead then just one year at a time.