Submitted by nadams on November 27, 2012 - 2:30pm
Alonzo Gee drives to the basket and finishes with a monster slam.
The Cavaliers are one of the youngest teams in the NBA – with a pair of rookies, a pair of sophomores under 22, and a group of young veterans who aren’t far removed from their freshman season.
C.J. Miles was a rookie seven seasons ago. And he doesn’t turn 26 until this spring. He was part of the last NBA Draft class to allow players to be drafted right out of high school. Other teams in that Class of 2005 made it count. Aside from Miles, other high schoolers selected include Andrew Bynum, Monta Ellis and Louis Williams.
The Cleveland Cavaliers (3-11) return to The Q tonight following a three-game road trip to take on the Phoenix Suns (6-8) at 7:00 p.m. ET.
The Wine and Gold will look to bounce back from yet another hard-fought loss, falling to the Grizzlies 84-78 in Memphis last night. The Suns will also look to rebound from a tough 104-101 loss to the Sixers in their last game on Sunday in Philly.
Submitted by nadams on November 27, 2012 - 9:17am
Check out the top dunks, trick shots and more in the #CavsTop5 Plays of Week Four.
Submitted by jscheiderer on November 27, 2012 - 1:29am
Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Memphis Grizzlies
Please note: The Cavaliers game against the Chicago Bulls on Wednesday, December 5th at Quicken Loans Arena will no longer be broadcast nationally by ESPN. The game will now be broadcast locally on FOX Sports Ohio. Tipoff on 12/5 will remain at 8:00 p.m. In addition, the Wednesday, February 20th Cavs game against the New Orleans Hornets at The Q will now be televised nationally by ESPN and tipoff has been moved to 8:00 p.m. The 2/20 game will also still be broadcast locally on FOX Sports Ohio.
Wrap-Up – Once again, the Wine and Gold took a Conference heavyweight to the wire. And once again, they couldn’t close them out in the final quarter. On Monday, it was the Grizzlies, who trailed Cleveland almost the entire night before clamping down in the fourth quarter – holding Cleveland to just nine points in the period and pulling away for the 84-78 win.
On the game:
“We got another tough one. Again in the fourth quarter, it wasn’t on the defensive end, it was on the offensive end. As I told our guys, we just got to keep competing like this. Sooner or later being in this situation this many times, we will find a way to break through it.”