Joe G's Running Game Blog

October 15, 2013
Kyrie Irving

Wrap-Up - The Cavaliers were dominant in the first quarter of Tuesday's matchup with Charlotte in Canton, but the Bobcats cut Cleveland's lead to just a deuce before intermission and used a 32-point third quarter (outscoring the Wine and Gold, 32-17) to give them all the breathing room they'd need. CJ Miles and Kyrie Irving finished with 15 points apiece in the loss.

2:55, 4Q - Kenny Kadji took three stitches near his right eye. He's back out of the locker room and on the Cavs bench.

3:26, 4Q - The attendance at the Canton Civic Center for Tuesday's game was 4,047. (A regular sellout is 3,942, but standing room only admissions bumped that number up.)

8:46, 4Q - Looks like Kenny Kadji took a shot on his right eye; just jogged into the locker room with a towel over it. Cavs down 76-63 after getting outscored 32-17 in 3Q.

7:01, 3Q - Cavs only planned on playing Alonzo Gee about 10 minutes on Tuesday night and he remained in the locker room for the second half.

8:15, 3Q - Charlotte comes out of 2H locker room, goes on 8-4 run and Mike Brown calls a quick T.O. Bobcats lead, 48-46.

First half highlights - Cavaliers run out to an early lead behind Bennett's hot shooting, take two-point edge into the locker room ...

Half - Cavs playing the first of five straight games in the state of Ohio. They welcome the Pistons to The Q on Thursday and the Pacers on Friday. Next week, they head to the Schottenstein Center in Columbus to face Philly on Monday and travel south to take on the Wizards in Cincinnati at U.S. Bank Arena on Wednesday.

End 1H - Cavs get outscored 23-15 in 2Q, now lead just 42-40. Sims, Bennett, Irving, Miles -- all with 6 pts apiece. Still not getting production out of SF. Gee gets the start but goes 0-1 FG, 0pts; Earl Clark, still struggling to fit in - 1-5 FG, 2pts - now 3-for-17 in three preseason games. Tristan Thompson, loving that right-hand switch, is now 13-21 FG so far this preseason.

1Q Highlight - Kyrie makes the nice entry pass to Tristan Thompson, who floats one home ...

5:55, 2Q - Starting to look like a preseason game here mid-2nd quarter. Cavs already with 11 turnovers; Bennett, despite early 3pt success, now with 3 PF. Dellavedova's been impressive running the team, now with 5 pts, 3 asst off the bench.

End of 1Q - Anthony Bennett picks up where he left off in Orlando, draining a pair of three-pointers (to go with three boards) as Cavs open lead to 27-17. Cavs shooting 65 percent from the floor - Thompson, 2-2 FG; Kyrie, 2-4 FG

7:10 p.m. - With Andrew Bynum still rehabbing his knee, Tyler Zeller recovering from an appendectomy and the squad giving Anderson Varejao the night off to rest, former Georgetown standout Henry Sims gets the start at center for the Wine and Gold. Sims was a four-year man at Georgetown and was actually with the Bobcats at this year's Summer League in Vegas. He spent most of last year with the Erie Bayhawks.