Recap: Cavs 110, Pistons 101 (Or, WE’RE NOT THE WORST! TECHNICALLY!)

April 11th, 2011 by John Krolik

August 2, 1957 — see The Complete Peanuts 1955-1958

Overview: The Cleveland Cavaliers won their 18th game of the season when they played the Detroit Pistons on Monday. The Cavs will not have the worst record in basketball this season, at least not outright. Also, Charlie Villanueva went insane.

It could have been worse, Charlie Brown Bullets:

The Cavs came out completely flat on the road, Baron didn’t provide anything, and the team still managed to battle back and win the game. It’s hard to read into games that neither team actually cares very much about too much (with the exception of Charlie V), but that’s not something the Cavs have really showed this season. That’s promising.

The young players are kind of an Island of Misfit Toys, but everybody has something to offer. Hollins can finish around the rim and doesn’t take bad shots, but he gives silly fouls and can’t rebound. Also, he gets into fights sometimes. Eyenga is a shocking athlete who is in love with his jumper and can’t draw a foul. J.J. Hickson can score and rebound, but his defense is an issue. Semih Erden is tall and bad at basketball.

Even though Razor Ramon was legally murdered by Rodney Stuckey on the defensive end, he did a great job running the team on an off night for Baron. Props to him.

So if the Timberwolves lose or the Cavs win the last game of the year, the Timberwolves have the worst record in the league. I wouldn’t have believed it in a million years. Kind of amazing. That said, if the Timberwolves get the #1 pick and take Irving because Beasley couldn’t be bothered to make a free throw with 8 seconds left in a tie game tonight, I will eat a beehive. YOU MADE YOUR BED WITH RUBIO. NOW YOU MUST SLEEP IN IT. ALSO JONNY FLYNN. THE PICKS YOU FORFEITED FOR ILLEGALLY SIGNING JOE SMITH WERE MORE USEFUL TO YOUR FRANCHISE.