Good teams win games even when they’re not at their best. And the Cavaliers are a darn good team.
They were a little stagnant for a few stretches during the game and began the fourth quarter on a bit of a turnover high. But the Cavs stuck it out and came away with a 93-88 victory.
I feel like I say this after every game but LeBron turned in another incredible performance as he went for 27 points, 13 rebounds, six assists and steals. The King took over late in the game, scoring ten points in the fourth quarter to lead the way. Mo Williams turned another outstanding effort on both ends of the floor. Mo was 7-of-14 from the field for24 points to go along with four rebounds and two assists. The six feet-one inch point guard also swatted four shots on the night. Antawn Jamison left the game in the fourth quarter with an arm injury but said he’d be OK after the game. He turned in a solid 12 point-seven rebound effort before exiting the game while JJ Hickson posted eight points and snagged 16 boards for the Cavaliers.
Off the bench, Delonte West and Zydrunas Ilgauskas gave a very solid effort for Cleveland. The two combined for 14 points and 13 rebounds on the afternoon. But Delonte West turned into Kobe Bryant for a while in the first half- and by that, I mean he kept jackin’ up shots even though he couldn’t throw the ball in the ocean if he was standing on the beach. He did settle down in the second half and contributed a solid effort on the defensive end.
Certainly not the best game we’ve seen but I think everyone is geared up for the playoffs. Let’s just get a win on Sunday because, well, I HATE the Celtics. And nothing would upset me more than a loss to the Celtics on Easter Sunday. Good news: Anderson Varejao should be back for that one!