Joe G's Running Game Blog

January 7, 2014
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Joe G's Running Game Blog

FINAL - CLE 111, PHI 93 ... Cavaliers got a much-needed laugher on Tuesday at The Q, led by CJ Miles' record-setting performance -- setting the franchise mark with 10 three-pointers, going 10-for-14 from beyond the arc for 34 points in the Wine and Gold's 111-93 win. Anderson Varejao added 18 points and 14 boards and Dion Waiters set a career-high in assists with eight.

Second half highlight - Tristan Thompson's slam ...

End 3Q - CLE 91, PHI 66 ... Behind Andy and CJ Miles, Cavs stepped on the gas from the start and haven't pulled off; CJ Miles with the record-setting performance, but Varejao (18 pts, 14 reb), Thompson (12, 9) and Kyrie (16 pts, 8 assists) all having strong games on Tuesday. Cavs still shooting over 50 pct FG; topping Philly on second-chance pts - 19-8 and on the boards, 42-29. Miles still leads everyone with 28 pts.

Take in some First half highlights ...

7:41, 3Q - CLE 73, PHI 47 ... Cavs showing no signs of letting up, still shooting 55 pct FG, holding Philly to 35 pct; CJ Miles hasn't hit another trey, but completed a traditional three-point play and still leads everyone w/28 pts; Varejao working on a big game of his own, 13 pts, 12 reb

End 1H - CLE 64, PHI 41 ... CJ MIles has tied the Cavaliers team record for threes in a single game with eight. He's 8-of-10 from beyond the arc so far for 24 points. Varejao already with a double-double, 10 pts, 10 reb; Thompson, 10 pts, 6 reb; Kyrie, back from missing three games with left knee contusion, 9 pts, 6 asst. Miles chasing the all-time record -- 12 -- set by Kobe Bryant and Donyell Marshall.

5:42, 2Q - CLE 50, PHI 29 ...CJ Miles just set the Cavaliers team record for three-pointers in a half -- he's now 6-of-6 from beyond the arc for 18 pts. Tyler Zeller, 3-4 FG, 7 pts off the bench; Tristan, Varejao, combined 8-11 FG.

First half highlight - Kyrie Irving alley-oop to Tristan ...

End 1Q - CLE 36, PHI 20 ... It's been the CJ Miles Show through the first 12 minutes -- 5-5 3pt FG -- tying a team record, 15 pts; Thompson, Varejao, 8 pts apiece; Cavs shooting 60 pct FG; Tristan, Andy, Miles -- combined 13-for-17 from the floor.

2:21, 1Q - CLE 27, PHI 16 ... Cavs looking sharp through 1Q; Tristan, Varejao, 8 pts apiece, Andy, 5 reb, 2 asst; CJ Miles, 3-3 3pt FG, 9 pts.

Pregame - Mike Brown's pregame presser, covering the Deng trade, Kyrie Irving's availablity on Tuesday night and what challenges the Sixers present.

This is the third of four meetings against Philly this year. The Cavs dropped their first decision in Philadelphia, but came back to top them in ovetime at The Q. Cavs come into the game with the league's second-best bench scorer (Waiters, 16.1 ppg), the top rookie three-point shooter (Dellavedova, .457 3pt FG), the highest scoring bench in the Eastern Conference (38.7 ppg) and the second-highest rebounding duo in the East (Thompson-Varejao, 19.4 combined rpg). Now they need to put all those numbers together and start filling up the left-hand column.

Starting lineup for tonight: G Irving, G Miles, F Clark, F Thompson, C Varejao