This is Part Two of the NBA Home Stretch article. For Part One click here
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Part Two, The Playoff Teams. At least if the playoffs started today. Continue reading
So that went well, or you know… not at all.
The Cavs fell to the Spurs tonight, 116-92, in what could be called a very lopsided game. The Cavs got off to a good start. After the first quarter they led 29-28. From that point forward they were outscored 98-63. That was bad, man… real bad.
Mo Williams led the charge for the Cavs tonight. In 30 minutes of action, Williams scored 21 points, handed out 6 assists and had 3 steals. He wasn’t alone, however. Boobie Gibson bounced back from a poor shooting night in New Orleans to score 17 points, and gong 3/4 from three-point range. It wasn’t enough to overcome a loaded San Antonio team who shares the best record in the NBA with New Orleans.
The Spurs attacked the Cavs from virtually every angle imaginable. Five different players scored in double digits and none of them was named Tim Duncan. Tony Parker led all Spurs with 19 points and 9 assists and is obviously showing no signs of emotional trauma due to his recent split with Eva Longoria.
So far, this road trip has not gone how the Cavs expected. This was going to be a good stretch of games against two of the leagues best teams that would help gauge where they stand in the NBA pecking order. From what I can tell over the past two night, no one can be happy about what they’ve seen. They fell behind by large amounts during both games. Against New Orleans they were abl to bounce back and make the game close late. Tonight it looked as if they ran out of steam, probably due in part to the effort put forth last night and the quick turn around on a back to back.
The Cavs will look to end this two game losing streak when they travel to Indiana on Tuesday night to take on the Pacers. Last week they fell to the Pacers 99-85 in Cleveland. Hopefully the few days off in between can help Byron Scott rally the troops and get them some much-needed rest.
Stars of the Game:
Cavaliers: Mo Williams
Spurs: Tony Parker