Overview: Brandon Jennings and Earl Boykins combined for 36 points in a 110-90 rout of the Cleveland Cavaliers. Samardo Samuels led the Cavs with 15 points on 11 shots.
This was horrible, let’s move on bullets:
Wow. Setback game. Ramon and Hickson combined to go 7-22. They are both in a tailspin. And they didn’t make up for it on defense, to say the least. I don’t miss Jamison. He was the player most responsible for the 26-game streak. Watching the Cavs play defense was genuinely painful. But he had skills that Samardo Samuels does not have. This is not surprising, as Jamison is a former All-Star and Samuels is an undrafted rookie. Still, the Cavs could really use a forward who could knock down an open jumper and pretend to care about defense. They’re not impossible to find, but the Cavs don’t have one.
Boobie’s back! Some threes, some nice playmaking. It would be great if he could return to his pre-injury form.
Honestly, I don’t want to spend much more time on this game. The team needs Baron offensively at this point, and there was no backcourt defense either. My apologies for the recap — think of this as an open thread. Onward and upward, hopefully.