Orlando Magic 6-7 coming into this game. Cavaliers are 13-3 and unbeaten at home this season. Injur
Cavs Win

Orlando Magic 6-7 coming into this game. Cavaliers are 10-3 and unbeaten at home this season.

Injuries really played a role in Cav’s roster this year and it is clearly reflected in the starting lineup in this game with LeBron, Kevin, J R Smith, Dellavedova and Tristan.

  • Mozgov - Out with right shoulder strain
  • Williams - Out with right ankle inflammation

LeBron and Kevin can only take so much of load even though they both are experienced and well-seasoned players. Bench has to play both roles now.

First part of the 2nd quarter was interesting to watch but Magic were never a threat entire game. Bright side for Magic is Oladipo doing couple of shots with high energy.

Cavs overpowered Magic in 3rd quarter and built a healthy lead of 12-points going into 4th quarter.

Cavs leading with 2 at the of1st, 2 at 2nd quarter and 12 at end of 3rd quarter. There was never a chance for Magic. Lead changed few times during first 2 quarters and that’s about it.

Love is now gone beyond his season high of 25, set in the last game. Love scored 34, Smith scored 26 points. Love and Smith are absolutely wonderful to watch. Good to see J R Smith stepping up.

Great win at Home! Go Cavs!

Net Player Score - This is a total team win with Love and Smith are leading the pack and Delly scoring 15 points!

K. Love

129.60

Outstanding

M. Dellavedova

100.63

Outstanding

S. Kaun

95.24

Outstanding

A. Varejao

94.99

Outstanding

L. James

91.52

Outstanding

J. Smith

74.14

Very Good

T. Thompson

55.37

Fair

R. Jefferson

36.68

J. Cunningham

14.66


Next Game:
At Toronto on Wednesday 25, 2015. 

Cavaliers are now self-corrected and came together as a team. After the game, Blatt highlighted tha

Cavaliers are now self-corrected and came together as a team. After the game, Blatt very clearly highlighted the fact that “We were aggressive and we were physical". It's true!

Mo and Shumpert did not play in this game. Mozgov played only for about 11 minutes. Dellavedova ended up with 13 Assists. Varejao also played around 11 minutes scoring 9 points.

As far as the NPS is concerned, James and Love are on the top of list with rest playing their roles effectively.  There were some miscommunications and too many fast passes resulted in 3 second rule violation for Cavaliers. Bucks played very well too. They were in a position to take the lead but could not score in few drives.

J R Smith scored 18 points. He has to play for himself and in my opinion for Mo as well. His 3 pointers are back.

I think the result of this games sums up what James after the game.  “This is how we need to play”

Check out the NPS (Net Player Scores) and it reflects what exactly James said.

L. James

100.05

Outstanding

K. Love

93.07

Outstanding

A. Varejao

89.96

Excellent

J. Jones

89.82

Excellent

T. Thompson

74.12

Very Good

J. Cunningham

57.86

Fair

J. Smith

45.67

M. Dellavedova

38.96

R. Jefferson

6.13

 

Cavaliers are now 9-3, still leading in both Eastern Conference and Central Division. Next game is on Saturday against Atlanta Hawks at Quicken Loans Arena (Home Game for Cavaliers).

This is the first game between Cavaliers and Hawks. Last year (2014-2015 season) Cavaliers beat Hawks to move to Eastern Conference Finals.

There was lot talk about Dellavedova’s play during that series with media and analysts jumping on Dellavedova. Eventually this lead to “Protect our Delly” campaign.  

 

Most of the games played against Western Conference Team at Quicken Loans Arena are ended in wins fo

Most of the games played against Western Conference Team at Quicken Loans Arena are ended in wins for Cavs. (15-1).  Western Conference Teams are tough and in my opinion winning West itself feels like a Championship.

Utah is a great team this year. They were 4-2 and gave good fight till the end in this game.

Mo is solid and Outstanding on Net Player Score. First for Mo to be in this category this year. We can expect to see More!This is the difference Cavs are looking for and very much needed.

L
eBron is Outstanding and the whole crowd in the Q can feel it. It’s amazing to watch what LeBron can do. He can change the outcome of the game instantly. Total of 31 point and 17 points in 4th Quarter alone. That is the difference!

L. James

108.32

M. Williams

103.54

K. Love

77.56


Utah Player’s NPS. It’s an all-round effort by Utah.

D. Favors

76.38

A. Burks

76.20

R. Gobert

68.73

T. Burke

66.21

R. Hood

50.48

T. Lyles

49.18

G. Hayward

49.16

R. Neto

31.87

J. Ingles

22.70

T. Booker

10.35