This is more like it for the Cleveland Cavaliers. Fully exhibiting the skill, knack, and overall talent befitting a team that boasts LeBron James, Kevin Love, and Kyrie Irving, the Cavs poured in 58 first half points on the road against the Denver Nuggets tonight en route to 13-point lead.
Cleveland shot just 44.7 percent from the floor and James had only eight points on as many shots, but David Blatt’s group was finally sharing the ball, pushing in transition, and getting to multiple sides in halfcourt offense. LeBron doled-out eight of the Cavs’ 16 assists all by himself – more than they had in total on Wednesday against the Utah Jazz – the most impressive of which was a deft halfcourt lob to a sprinting Tristan Thompson for the alley-oop.
That’s a 6-8, approximately 250 pound man throwing that soft little touch pass. Unbelievable.
It’s still early for the Cavs in Denver, but they’ve played the type of offense thus far we’ve always imagined they would. And just as encouraging, Cleveland has been far more engaged on the other end, too. Might this be a turning point for the 1-3 preseason juggernauts?
What do you think?
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