Box Score: Mavericks 103, Cavaliers 95

The Cavaliers focused on defense for the last three days in practice, but they still allowed 100+ points and 50+% shooting as the Mavericks used a late run to pull away from the Cavaliers 103-95, led by O.J. Mayo’s 19 point effort. Chris Kaman outplayed Anderson Varejao with 15 points, 8 rebounds, and 6 blocks, while Darren Collison and Vince Carter each added 14 points. For the Cavaliers, Kyrie Irving led all scorers with 26 points on 11-of-21 shooting and suffered a contusion to his left index finger that took him out of action for several minutes in the third quarter. Dion Waiters and Daniel Gibson added 16 points each, but the Cavaliers shot just 38% as a team. The wine and gold did force 22 turnovers, but they were unable to come up with the stops needed late. The 2-7 Cavaliers have now lost five straight and head to Philadelphia to take on the Sixers tomorrow night.

Dallas

Starters

Pos

Min

FG

3Pt

FT

+/-

Off

Reb

Ast

TO

Stl

BS

BA

PF

Pts

O.J. Mayo G 33:10 5-9 3-5 6-6 +1 0 1 3 4 1 0 1 2 19
D. Collison G 30:53 5-8 0-1 4-5 +3 1 2 8 2 1 0 1 0 14
C. Kaman C 32:16 6-12 0-0 3-4 +7 1 8 1 3 1 6 1 2 15
S. Marion F 32:36 4-7 0-1 2-2 +10 2 10 4 2 1 0 0 2 10
E. Brand F 10:56 0-2 0-0 0-0 -5 1 4 0 1 0 2 0 2 0

Bench

Min

FG

3Pt

FT

+/-

Off

Reb

Ast

TO

Stl

BS

BA

PF

Pts

Totals 38-74 10-23 17-20 8 42 26 20 6 14 4 19 103
Percentages .514 .435 .850 Team Rebounds: 8
V. Carter 20:37 5-10 3-6 1-2 -3 1 6 1 3 0 2 0 4 14
T. Murphy 18:33 3-6 3-6 0-0 +8 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 9
D. Jones 17:39 5-11 0-2 0-0 +5 1 4 5 3 2 0 1 0 10
B. James 15:44 2-5 0-0 0-0 +1 1 5 0 1 0 3 0 1 4
D. Jones 14:27 1-1 1-1 0-0 +10 0 2 2 1 0 1 0 2 3
B. Wright 7:08 2-2 0-0 1-1 +2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 5
J. Crowder 6:01 0-1 0-1 0-0 +1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
R. Beaubois DNP – Coach’s Decision
J. Cunningham DNP – Inactive
D. Nowitzki DNP – Inactive

Cleveland

Starters

Pos

Min

FG

3Pt

FT

+/-

Off

Reb

Ast

TO

Stl

BS

BA

PF

Pts

K. Irving G 33:39 11-21 2-7 2-3 -2 0 0 0 3 1 1 2 3 26
D. Waiters G 28:11 4-16 1-4 7-8 -1 0 4 3 1 2 0 4 2 16
A. Varejao C 38:44 2-11 0-0 0-0 -8 4 7 3 1 1 1 2 1 4
A. Gee F 35:27 6-16 0-3 3-5 -4 4 7 2 0 4 1 2 1 15
T. Thompson F 28:51 5-12 0-0 0-0 +3 4 12 3 2 0 0 3 2 10

Bench

Min

FG

3Pt

FT

+/-

Off

Reb

Ast

TO

Stl

BS

BA

PF

Pts

Totals 36-96 8-25 15-20 13 38 21 11 12 4 14 15 95
Percentages .375 .320 .750 Team Rebounds: 16
D. Gibson 26:45 5-11 4-8 2-2 -3 0 1 5 1 3 0 0 3 16
T. Zeller 25:56 1-4 0-0 1-2 -10 0 2 1 2 0 1 1 2 3
O. Casspi 12:33 2-4 1-2 0-0 -4 1 5 1 1 1 0 0 1 5
J. Pargo 9:54 0-1 0-1 0-0 -11 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
L. Harangody DNP – Inactive
J. Leuer DNP – Inactive
C.J. Miles DNP – Coach’s Decision
S. Samuels DNP – Coach’s Decision
D. Sloan DNP – Coach’s Decision
L. Walton DNP – Coach’s Decision

 

 

  • kyrie_waiters dynasty?

    seriously how does Kyrie not have an assist? I know it fluctuates(saw Tristans near double digit assist game in opener live) but he’s supposed to be facilitating the offense. Poor defense from him too. Not trying to pick on him, he’s an incredibly gifted player. Just hope he’s not buying too much into his own hype a la that guy who plays basketball in florida

  • kyrie_waiters dynasty?

    i understand i’m nitpicking..just saying, dont want him getting into bad habits and to be coddled by the head coach like Brown did..oh and Mike Brown got a raw deal in Cleveland but the Buss family used Brown as a band-aid til Jackson was ready to come back…then pulled the rug on him and hired D’Antoni. No longer rooted for field vs heat..now its the field vs heat and the lakers.. OKC?NY???

  • zonk

    Waiters score 16 points on 16 shots and your issue is with Kyrie having 0 assists? Maybe if you had someone on the outside like Harrison Barnes things would be looking up for the best young pg in the league. Instead, Grant drafts an immature 2 who decides to get into it last night with another immature 2 (OJ Mayo) and loses both that battle and the game.

  • thenoclist

    Waiters is probably the rookie of the year so far, so your criticism of him is completely unjustified.

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    Clearly you only watch the Cavaliers.

  • Wow

    So did all those people who liked the team because they were watchable change their minds yet?

  • Dave

    I was at this one: The good news is that Kyrie’s defense wasn’t quite as terrible as it’s been in the past, and he was able to get a nice block from behind. Also, Zeller is back.

    The bad news is that they very rarely had offensive flow, and there were a lot of attempts to force bad shots.