LeBron definitely looks like a warrior with his ripped sleeves jersey and in fact he did played like

LeBron definitely looks like a warrior with his ripped sleeves jersey and in fact he did played like a warrior at the end.

LeBron, Mo and Love has Net Player Score (NPS) between 70 and 80, which is categorized as “Very Good”.

Tristan’s NPS is between 80 to 90 - “Excellent”

Cavs score is below 100 and it does reflect the slow start and late attack. There was lot of back and forth at 65 points each and Cavs were able to take the lead and keep it till the end even though they lost it for few minutes.

T. Thompson

85.94

L. James

79.85

M. Williams

77.60

K. Love

71.10

 

Spirted Knicks are very dangerous and if they maintained their initial gain it would have been a different story. Cavs stepped up their defense when it mattered most. Wonderful effort from bench as well.

At one point, before the 3rd quarter, Cavs bench scored just 2 compared to 12 points coming off Knicks bench.

Good points: Mo is playing well, Love keeps it going, Delly and Tristan are a tiny team within the team and LeBron is LeBron. Great win and I am sure home crowd enjoyed it.

If the game is played only for 12 minutes, 76ers won the game by all means. 76ers offense was really

If the game is played only for 12 minutes, 76ers won the game by all means. 76ers offense was really looking good. But rest of the quarters tell a different story.

The difference between young team vs experienced team is on how a team preserves early gains or recovers from early loss of momentum to adjust and execute a different game plan.

Cavs are experienced. Period.

First and Third quarters are almost identical, 76ers took the first and Cavs took the 3rd.  Good news for 76ers is both Okafor and Stauskas are really playing good.  76ers are a young and talented team but lot to learn especially on how to keep their poise and capitalize on early momentum and early gains.

76ers high spirited effort in the last quarter made this game more interesting to watch but it was too late for 76ers.

For Cavs, Mo is back!  Mo Show is finally arrived in game 4.

Mo is a quality player for sure and all he needs is more minutes. I’m still waiting for Smith’s performance and looks like we need wait for some more regular season games. At some point, Smith needs to get back to his style of play.

Blatt has more weapons in his arsenal and his choices are clearly paying off.  This is the 3rd straight game in which Cavs scored more than 100 points.

Cavs NPS (Net Player Score). Good to see Mo in ‘Excellent’ category also this category is Kevin Love as expected. LeBron is Outstanding as usual and stepped at the right time.

L. James

123.00

M. Williams

78.76

K. Love

70.01

 T. Thompson

69.72

T. Mozgov

63.35

 J. Jones

61.78

 

76ers NPS (Net Player Score). Even though McConnell and Wood are Outstanding based on the minutes they played, other players shared the load as well.

T.J. McConnell

108.23

C. Wood

98.36

J. Sampson

69.23

J. Okafor

66.91

N. Noel

65.77

H. Thompson

64.45

Grizzlies were 55-27 in last season with frequent playoff visits. Talent was plenty but with lack of

Grizzlies were 55-27 in last season with frequent playoff visits. Talent was plenty but with lack of experience playoffs exits were also too soon. Zach and Marc can take over the game and they are good on closing as well. I am expecting a high score game both teams.  As this is Grizzlies home game and Cavs road game in two days, Cavs have less than 24 hours to adjust their game plan.

  • Mo Williams hit 19 points with 4 rebounds and 7 assists.
  • Kevin Love hit 18 points with 8 rebounds and 4 assists
  • J R Smith played 30 minutes with a total of 8 points

Apart from LeBron going to paint more often, key to this game would be, J R Smith doing the same.

Go Cavs!