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Dion Waiters Clips L.A.November 5, 2012
Cavaliers rookie, Dion Waiters, made his Hollywood debut this past fall, netting 20 of his 28 points in the second half. He was a perfect 3-3 on three-point attempts and added five dimes willing the Wine and Gold to the 108-101 victory over the Clippers at the Staples Center.
Anderson Varejao Stuffs the Stat SheetNovember 13, 2012 There are times where Anderson Varejao can be the best player on the floor without putting up big stats, not in a mid-November matchup in Brooklyn. Varejao was the most active Cavalier on both ends of the floor – and put up huge numbers as well. He finished with a career-high 35 points and grabbed a game-high 18 rebounds. The last Cavalier to post numbers like Andy’s – at least 35 points and 18 boards – was his good friend and former Cavalier big, Zydrunas Ilgauskas, who did so back on November 3, 2004.
Irving Nets Career-High 41 in the 'Garden'December 15, 2012
Playing in a black mask that he was fitted for earlier that morning at the Cleveland Clinic – and playing in the New York metro area that he’s very familiar with, Irving was simply amazing vs. the Knicks in Madison Square Garden.
He netted a career and game-high 41 points while grabbing five rebounds and dishing out five assists. In doing so, Irving became the youngest player to score 40 points at the current Madison Square Garden. He was more than a year younger than Michael Jordan was when he did it back in 1985.
Miles Heats up from Downtown for 33 pointsDecember 29, 2012
The eight-year veteran literally kept the Cavaliers in the game by scoring 13 of his 33 points in the second period. Miles was 11-of-15 from the field and drained a career-best 8-of-10 baskets beyond the three-point arc.
Waiters Scorches Kings for Personal-best 33 PointsJanuary 14, 2013
The rookie from Syracuse illustrated why he was the No. 4 overall selection a year ago – going 12-of-18 from the floor, including 3-of-3 from beyond-the-arc, and saved his best for last, nearly willing the Wine and Gold to the win. Waiters was 6-of-8 from the stripe and led the Cavaliers with five assists.
Zeller Cleans up the GlassJanuary 19, 2013
After battling some of the best bigs in the league over a few week stretch, Zeller’s baptism-by-fire began to pay off in a mid-January battle in Utah. The rookie from North Carolina went 6-of-12 from the floor and five of his game and career-high 14 boards were off the offensive glass. Zeller also led both squads with three blocked shots despite the Cavaliers loss.
Kyrie and the Cavs Close Out the CelticsJanuary 22, 2013
Irving meant business from the opening tip, scoring 19 of his game-high 40 points in the first quarter. The reigning Rookie of the Year went 16-of-24 from the floor and 7-of-7 from the stripe and outscored the Celtics, 7-3, in the final minute of the ballgame. He also added three rebounds, five assists, and two steals to round out his stat sheet in a thrilling 95-90 victory.
Mr. 4th Quarter Proves to be Clutch Yet AgainJanuary 26, 2013
With the Wine and Gold down two with 12.6 seconds left and possession in their favor, the Cavaliers young star Kyrie Irving canned a game-winning three point shot while leading all scorers in the process. He finished the breathtaking contest with 32 points, five assists and added four rebounds.
Speights Big off the BenchFebruary 2, 2013
Mo Speights was been better-than-advertised since arriving in a trade on January 22nd. Against the Thunder in early February, Speights gave the Cavaliers both a physical and emotional lift - netting 13 of his 21 points in the fourth period, going 6-of-8 from the floor to lead the Wine and Gold to a 115-110 victory. He also added 10 boards, three assists and a blocked shot.
Thompson Does it AllApril 5, 2013
The second-year forward from Texas was a man-possessed on Friday night in Boston - notching his then 27th double-double of the season, going 10-of-17 from the floor and snagging seven of his 17 boards off the offensive glass. And perhaps the most impressive number, especially considering the scrutiny he's faced, Tristan was a perfect 9-for-9 from the free throw line. Tristan finished the contest with a season and game-high 29 points