Welcome back, Zydrunas Ilgauskas! Yesterday’s Cavaliers game was entirely too close for my liking, but there is no denying that Z’s presence in the post was huge on both ends of the floor. Yes, he had 16 points, nine boards and three blocks, but indirectly enabling Ben Wallace to do his thing (15 rebounds, three steals, one block) helped out immensely. Proof in the pudding: Emeka Okafor and Nazr Mohammed combined to go 8-for-23 from the floor.
And while it’s good to see LeBron laughing off DeShawn Stevenson’s comments from last week, I think he could have come up with a better reference than this – you know he was sitting on that one for a while.