Celtics vs Cavs
kyrie Irving has 13points with close to 5 mintues to go in the first quarter. This kid shooting ability is amazing even when he has Rondo or Bradley on him too.
Rondo is not a good one on one defender. He takes a lot of risks and makes a lot of steals because of it but he isn't a guy like Bradley who you can just put on somebody and expect them to get shut down...that being said Irving is perhaps the best shooting PG I have seen come into the league since Steve Nash in his prime.
Make that 19 points. His season high in a quarter.
Both Kyrie and Rondo haven't gotten into the game since the start of the second quarter. If this was a Playoff game these two would be lighting up the scoreboard. I've noticed since the last time these two played against each other Kyrie isn't able to stop Rondo from driving by him getting to the rim.
He can score no doubt about that, but his defense looks very suspect.
Wow, that move Kyrie did to Brandon Bass straight up clowned him.
Kyrie 23 at the half, Thompson has 16...
Kyrie's career high is 41 and Thompson's high is 19
Thompsons career high is 27, last year @ New Jersey
Who saw the Avery Bradley block on Waiters?
The Cavs made such a big mistake picking two bench players in the 2012 draft. They could have made something big happen in such a deep draft.
How do you figure when the Cavs needed a SG and drafted arguably the best SG in the draft. Just because Waiters is so good at scoring doesn't mean he's a bench player. He's 2nd in rookie scoring right now is only 20 years old, and has already shown to be a deadly outside shooter when hot and is a force when driving to the hoop. Did you see Waiters facial on Favors the other night? No Waiters is going to be one of top 5 players from this draft so they certainly didn't make a "huge mistake by drafting him.
And Zeller is what he is. He was the 17th pick and again, isn't really a bench player, he's just a rookie big who usually always struggle. But he's shown the potential to become a double double guy and is a nice compliment to Thompson cuz he can hit outside shots, and is also a nice compliment to Irving and Waiters because he can run the floor so well.
Overall the Cavs had one of the best drafts for the 2nd consecutive year.
Alonzo Gee can really get up with power. He should be a lock in for the dunk contest this year.
Drafting Zeller was feasible. He's 7-ft and can run the floor like a gazelle and is a solid rebounder. His offense is inconsistent, but it will eventually come around.
I'm thinking about down the line would these two start for a good team. My opinoin is a no for both guys. Zeller has butter fingers and tends to fumble the ball.
Kyrie tried to get everyone involved in the 3rd quarter. Then the 4th quarter came and said to himself this is effing pointless. I'm going to take over just don't do anything to get in my way team.
40 points tonight for Irving. He's made his case as an All-Star reserve this year.
He better be an All-Star, I don't know what other guards in the East who should be in there over him besides maybe Holiday and even then I'd take Kyrie over him.
How about Tristan Thompson tonight - Career high 21pts - 9rebs - 5 assists
I'm really happy for Tristan Thompson he was one of my favorite players in last years draft because of his playing style is so tough, gritty but athletic, and I was saying that had Thompson stayed for his sophomore year he could of possibly became a better prospect then Williams. And he's looked like trash from the time he was drafted til about the time Andy got injured this year. I'm loving his play recently, I wish he was still a prolific shot blocker but he's become a much better rebounder.
Chris Grant has really done an outstanding job of drafting over the last 2 years because it's funny how fast people forget that Irving himself wasn't even the consensus number one pick. Many people thought they should of drafted Williams and Walker or Knight. Well Irving has easily outplayed any other guard in that draft, and Thompson has been outplaying every other big too. The only big in the draft that looks to have a brighter future is Kanter and possibly JV.
This year he did it again when people felt that he took Waiters too high and it boggle my mind how people still think it was a bad pick. If you wanna argue that the Cavs made a mistake by not drafting Drummond then I'm all for it. But I just don't see how you could argue that they made a mistake by drafting Waiters who is looking like one of the better SG prospects to come into the league recently. Waiters and Beal might be the 2 best SG prospects since Turner or James Harden. And the Cavs needed a SG and Beal was off the board, besides the fact that despite Beals recent hot shooting, Waiters is still having the better rookie year. If Waiters and Beal traded places I'd bargain that Waiters would be averaging 17ppg on that Wiz team.
Kyrie was amazing. Made the game his own, took over the entire thing. Really happy for TT though, he is a hard working player and once he figures out his tools he will be a great player.
Can someone post the gif of the move Kyrie did on Brandon Bass half way through on this web page. I'm on my phone so I can't.
I think you should add Kenneth "Manimal" Farried to that list of bigs from that draft class who could be better than Tristan Thompson.
Kyrie is the new Boston Strangler!!