Cavs Wine & Gold Scrimmage canceled mid-way due to slick floor

The Cleveland Cavaliers called their annual Wine & Gold Scrimmage during the third quarter today due to a slick floor at the Baldwin-Wallace University gymnasium. The slick floor was reportedly due to a humidity issue.

Head coach Mike Brown canceled the rest of the scrimmage after Tyler Zeller slipped and fell following a free throw, injuring himself when Anderson Varejao also landed on top of him. Zeller is listed as day-to-day with a strained left hip. He remains hopeful to play in the team’s preseason opener on Tuesday.

For the first time , the Cavs did not open their Wine & Gold Scrimmage to the public. Instead, it was hosted at Baldwin-Wallace and was only open to military members and their families.

The game ended with a 45-36 victory for Wine. Play stopped with 6:10 left in the third quarter of the 10-minute four-quarter contest. Wine’s Kyrie Irving led all scorers with 17 points and Gold’s Zeller finished with 13.

The Cavs will have a day off Sunday before resuming practice on Monday. Cavs.com has videos and photos from this afternoon’s event.

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  • FearTheRoo

    Should go back to having it at Rhodes Arena in Akron. Was always held there during my college days and always seemed to have good crowds. Don’t think they’ve had it there since Lebron left…