Wednesday, February 4, 2009


The Cavaliers were able to set their franchise record for consecutive home wins as they improved to a perfect 23-0 at the Q with a 101-83 win (highlights) over the Raptors last night. LeBron James set yet another NBA record as he became the youngest player ever to reach 12,000 career points. But it wasn't his offense that was most impressive last night, even if he did not 33 points and was a perfect 13-for-13 from the foul line. His defense last night was really the difference-maker. Mike Brown decided to stick LeBron on Jermaine O'Neal after he was torching the Cavs down low for 20 points early in the 4th quarter. O'Neal finished the game stuck on 20 points as LeBron completely shut him down and threw in an amazing block of a Chris Bosh dunk attempt for good measure.

LBJ was all over Jermaine O'Neal in the 4th quarter last night

The King also had some nice help from his friends, most notably All-Star snub Mo Williams. He continued his stellar play of late by adding 16 points and 9 assists. If he doesn't get the nod for the All-Star game now after Jameer Nelson's shoulder injury, then something is definitely wrong. Although I do think another snub could really put a huge chip on his shoulder and ultimately help this team more in the long run. We'll probably find out in the next day or two what happens there... Wally Szczerbiak and Boobie Gibson also had solid nights, combining for 33 points on 10-for-21 shooting, including 7-for-12 from outside the arc. Szczerbs got the rare start in place of a flu-ridden Sasha Pavlovic and logged a staggering 44 minutes of action. I hope his legs respond OK because he will be called upon again tonight in New York when the Cavs face the Knicks at 7:30. I can't wait for all the LeBron-to-New York questions again (rolling my eyes). Go Cavs.