Kyrie is back and looking pretty good! Kyrie is playing his first after the he left with injury from

Kyrie is back and looking pretty good! Kyrie is playing his first after the he left with injury from last year Finals.  Apart from Harris and Williams every one played today!

Sixers are having the worst record in NBA right now and outcome of this game is pretty much expected.

Cavaliers are now at 18-7, leading the Eastern Conference with current winning streak at 5. Some new things to notice, LeBron did not play in the entire fourth quarter and Dellavedova scoring 20 points with four 3 pointers.

Cavaliers are now back to full strength! Blatt has more choices now to come up with more innovative game plans.

Cavaliers – Net Player Score

With 17 minutes on the floor, Kyrie right away moved into Outstanding category on Net Player Score. Even without playing in fourth quarter, LeBron is still in Outstanding category.

L. James

134.30

Outstanding

K. Irving

93.75

Outstanding

M. Dellavedova

92.11

Outstanding

S. Kaun

67.42

Good

T. Mozgov

66.71

Good

J. Smith

64.07

Good

I. Shumpert

63.83

Good

T. Thompson

55.26

Fair

J. Jones

50.58

Fair

K. Love

41.67

J. Cunningham

39.42

R. Jefferson

35.27

A. Varejao

15.52



Late comeback effort from Thunder was not good enough to take the game into Over Time. It’s a tota

Late comeback effort from Thunder was not good enough to take the game into Over Time. It was all over when LeBron completed his free throw.

OKC 100 - CLE 104

Cavaliers still maintaining tthe top seed in Eastern Conference with 17-7.

It’s a total team effort from Cavaliers! Dellavedova and Tristan fireworks are back and it’s wonderful to watch them play. Tristan did a wonderful job of rebounds. Imagine healthy Kyrie, Mo and Iman coming back into the starting lineup. Love 4 point was superb, a three pointer and a free throw!

I still think Jefferson scored a three pointer but it was recorded as a 2 pointer. In replay, we can see his both feet are behind the 3-point arc. J R Smith was keep showing 3 from sidelines but looks like no one noticed.

Looks like the lady who got badly injured in the fourth quarter, surely will take some time to recover. She totally fell backwards and I am sure her head hit the ground.



LeBron was upset and concerned too. It took some time for him to get back to his rhythm too.

Cavaliers – Net Player Score

L. James

108.54

Outstanding

T. Thompson

74.61

Very Good

M. Dellavedova

56.77

Fair

K. Love

55.41

Fair

R. Jefferson

41.03

J. Smith

40.35

T. Mozgov

19.18

J. Cunningham

7.45

 

Thunder – Net Player Score
As we can see, Thunder played a great team game too. Durant scored 25, Westbrook scored 27 and Ibaka scored 23 points. Interestingly no other player reached double figures.  

R. Westbrook

101.55

Outstanding

S. Ibaka

83.73

Excellent

K. Durant

76.48

Very Good

A. Roberson

66.77

Good

E. Kanter

59.62

Fair

D.J. Augustin

41.43

N. Collison

25.37

K. Singler

23.90

D. Waiters

14.29

S. Adams

7.33

 

No hard feelings! No need for nasty plays from both Celetics and Cavaliers.  No change in Cavs

No hard feelings! No need for nasty plays from both Celtics and Cavaliers!  No change in Cavs attitude. It’s all basketball after all. This is what sports is all about. Play the game in the right spirits and as Love said before the game “Moving on”

Cavaliers took care of the business.  There was lot discussion around Love’s injury from last year playoffs and it did not affect any game play. Boston could only hold on to slight lead at the end of 1st and 2nd quarters (2 at first and 4 at second) and after that it’s all turned in to a one sided game.

LeBron scored 24, with Love 20 points with 8 rebounds.

Celtic fans were really behind their team throughout the game, expecting a win, but that did not help as their team lost their focus in both third and fourth quarters.

Cavaliers – Net Player Score

K. Love

94.07

Outstanding

T. Mozgov

82.87

Excellent

L. James

72.83

Very Good

A. Varejao

56.07

Fair

I. Shumpert

51.72

Fair

M. Williams

47.49

T. Thompson

35.63

J. Smith

33.55

R. Jefferson

29.17

M. Dellavedova

10.91

 
Celtics – Net Player Score

A. Bradley

70.62

Very Good

T. Rozier

69.77

Good

E. Turner

62.16

Good

D. Lee

60.11

Good

J. Crowder

58.01

Fair

I. Thomas

54.95

Fair

A. Johnson

45.24

J. Young

44.44

K. Olynyk

36.95

J. Sullinger

30.93

J. Jerebko

21.61

 
Next game :
Thunder is coming to Cleveland on 12/17/2015