The Cavs came away with the decisive victory, but it cost more than they thought it would. Anderson Varejao went down with a leg injury in the third quarter and didn’t return to the game, and Andrew Wiggins showed exactly what an athletic wing can do to the Cavs. It took the King’s Men two and a half quarters to start caring for the ball and playing defense. Wiggins used all his opportunities correctly to shoot 9-16 for 27 points. Gorgui Dieng somehow snuck in at spots to suck up 11 boards (three offensive), put down 20 points, and punch four balls towards the atmosphere. Yet, those two couldn’t stop the Cavs big three who combined for 73 points, 11 assists, 14 rebounds, and four steals.
Let’s relive this gradual climb to a three minute period of dominance. (more…)