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Saturday, December 13, 2008

Delonte struggling

Cavs blog by Bob Finnan

Cavaliers guard Delonte West’s shooting has abandoned him in the last four games. He’s shooting 32 percent from the field in that span (17 of 53), 19 percent from the 3-point line (4 of 21).

He finished with 11 points and five assists in the 97-92 loss to Atlanta on Saturday, but he made just 5 of 19 attempts from the floor. He did have three steals and two rebounds.

On the bright side, he is averaging 10.5 points and 4.5 assists in those four games.

There were some good and disturbing numbers in Saturday's game at Philips Arena.

The Cavs were outrebounded again, 40-34. They shot just 42 percent from the field (34 of 82) and 22.7 percent from the 3-point line (5 of 22). They were outscored from the foul line, 31-19.

Anderson Varejao continues to play well in place of starting center Zydrunas Ilgauskas (sprained ankle). In two games as starter, he has averaged 14 points, 7.5 rebounds and 1.0 block. He has also shot 60 percent from the field (12 of 20).

Guard/forward Wally Szczerbiak is shooting 13 percent from the field since Ilgauskas has gone out (2 of 15). It's even worse from the 3-point line, as he's missed all six of his attempts.


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