July 31, 2014

Dion Waiters: “I think we did a pretty good job on the defensive end”

They shared the ball well. They were able to make shots — they made a lot of shots tonight. We contested them. I think we did a pretty good job on the defensive end.

– Cleveland Cavaliers Dion Waiters, Tuesday night, after his team gave up a season-worst 124 points (on 51.2 percent shooting) in a loss to the Sacramento Kings. The Kings (14-24) score an average of 97.7 points per game. In the contest, Waiters scored a game- and career-high 33 points (12-of-18 shooting) off of the bench, adding five assists. Cavaliers head coach Byron Scott labeled it as “one of those games on the defensive end we couldn’t stop them.” The 9-31 Cavaliers have now lost three straight contests and play on Wednesday in Portland.

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  • mgbode

    somewhere Andy is shaking his raggedy topped head in disgust

  • Porckchop

    Actually if you notice when Andy is injured his hair is immaculate. He must get some super secret Brazillian Activator called something like Rio Del Sol Glow.

  • mgbode

    they call it a Brazilian blow-out for a reason

  • JHop

    On a brighter note, it’s good to see that Dion Waiters can put up 30+ points and still shoot with a respectable field goal percentage. Definitely bears well for the future and shows some real improvement from him.

  • MrCleaveland

    Sure they did a good job on the defensive end, but the linebacker killed them. Uh, wait . . .

  • Jay

    If that performance was a good job, I’d hate to see how many they give up on a mediocre defensive night.

  • Wow

    and Cavs fans everywhere are shaking their heads wondering why he wasn’t traded.

  • mgbode

    the only real time we could have traded Andy was at the draft last June. but, players tend to get the most value near the trade deadline. unfortunately for us (if we wanted to trade Andy), AV has not been healthy at the trade deadline lately.