The Cavs were down by as much 24 but rallied back to close the deficit to 10 at the end of the third quarter. Instead of pushing for the comeback with the starters in, coach Byron Scott left Anderson Varejao and Kyrie Irving sitting on the bench. Joe Johnson came off the bench and earned some of his max contract scoring 16 points in the fourth to help close the game.
Gee on the other hand was absent, and he mailed in a 2-7, 4 point performane. Another vital piece to the puzzle will be solid bench minutes from the likes of Gibson, Leuer, and Walton. Of course C.J. Miles should be on that list, but he has been a disappointment; Scott has completely dropped in from the rotation.
Cavs looks to fix there problems this Saturday when the Dallas Mavericks visit Cleveland. Prediction: if Waiters hits from deep in the Q more than 4 times, Cleveland will win.
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