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Thursday, November 27, 2008

This could get real fun

Cavs blog by Bob Finnan

You don't need to read this blog to be informed that the Cavs are playing well. They've won 11 of the last 12 games. They seem to getting better and better.

Personally, I'd like to see them go up against another good team. The last real good team they've played was Detroit, who got hot at the right time and snapped their eight-game winning streak.

It's difficult to gauge just how well they are playing when they are facing terrible teams. They destroyed New York and Oklahoma City the last two nights.

They shot a season-high 60.8 percent from the field against the Thunder. The starters jumped all over the Thunder. When Coach Mike Brown went to the bench, it never missed a beat.

First-round pick J.J. Hickson is evolving right before our eyes. He's only 6-9, but he looks like he could become a major shot-blocker in time. He had career highs in points (14) and blocks (4) on Wednesday.

According to scouts who were at the summer league in Las Vegas, he was one of the top bigs there. Everyone wanted to see what he would do against legitimate NBA bigs. We're now seeing that can compete against high competition.

And, forward Darnell Jackson is right on his heels. He's got a better jump shot than many people realize. He's also tough as nails. He's not afraid to whack guys on the court.

"You should see him in practice," Brown said.


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