Overview: The San Antonio Spurs became the first team to win 50 games when they outscored the Cavaliers by 12 points in the 3rd quarter of a 109-99 victory. Samardo Samuels recorded a double-double, and led all scorers with 23 points.
Samardo Samuels owns all of your hope bullets:
- Cavs came out and competed in this one, but the Spurs were simply too much for them. Too much balance, too much execution, too many players that can score. Over time, the cream rises, and that’s what happened on Wednesday.
- Ramon and Hickson both had games to forget. Neither guy looked comfortable on offense, and Ramon got torched by George Hill. Hopefully they can turn it back around soon.
- Samardo Samuels had his best game of the year. I don’t want to get too excited about Samardo, but he showed some good footwork, a lot of strength, some nice touch, and he even worked to get in proper position on pick-and-rolls. He definitely earned another start.
- Alonzo Gee looked like he had something to prove. He forced a few shots, but he was also everywhere on the court, and even hit a few threes.
- Another 1-7 game for AP. I really hope not getting traded didn’t break his spirit.
- Eyenga making all three of his threes isn’t something that will happen again soon, but it was still a promising sign.
Apologies for the short recap, but that’s really all I have for this one. The Cavs can succeed without Jamison, but the Spurs are the Spurs. Hopefully we’ll see the Cavs really compete with teams when they aren’t facing the team with the best record in the league. Until next time.