Wednesday, January 28, 2009

21 and MO!

So the Cavaliers beat the Kings at the Q last night to extend their home record to a perfect 21-0 and their NBA-best record to 35-8. That much was expected. What wasn't expected was the shootout-style final score, 117-110 (highlights), or Mo Williams' huge near triple-double performance of 43 points, 11 assists, and 8 rebounds. Words can't express just how great Mo was last night. To put things in perspective, only seven NBA players since the 1986-87 season have put up at least 43 points, 11 assists, and 8 rebounds in a game. Bravo Mo. I hope it didn't come too late for the coach's All-Star voting. In the last four games (all wins) Mo has averaged 28.8 points, 6.0 assists, and 4.0 rebounds on 51.3 % shooting (including 51.4% from three). Talk about consistency.

It was the 'Mo Show' at the Q on Wednesday night

And it took a huge night like that from Mo to top the exploits of his more famous teammate. LeBron notched his 20th career triple-double with a sparkling 23/11/15 effort. If Mo would have been able to grab those last two rebounds they would have been only the third pair of teammates since 1989 to notch a triple-double in the same game. Wow.

I won't go into details about how poorly the Cavs looked on defense throughout the night. I'd rather just chalk it up as a lax effort on their part, perhaps with the team already looking ahead to the big showdown tomorrow night in Orlando. And judging by Mike Brown's post-game comments, you know he won't let the guys lose focus on that end of the court for very long. See you tomorrow with some thoughts on the Cavs vs. Magic...