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Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Cavs vs. Wizards, Game 12

WIZARDS (3-7) 108, CAVS (8-4) 91
Nov. 18, 2009
Verizon Center

WHAT HAPPENED: The Wizards snapped a 6-game losing streak during their runaway win over the Cavs.

F Antawn Jamison returned after a nine-game absence and finished with 31 points and 10 rebounds.

The Cavs failed to play with any energy or passion. If one thinks Anderson Varejao isn't missed, think again. He's needed in this lineup.

LOST IN THE SHUFFLE: Cavs G Delonte West is slowly rounding back into form. He had 9 points, 3 blocks and 2 steals in the Cavs' loss on Wednesday.

He's needed back playing at a high level for the Cavs truly to be complete.

TECHNICALLY SPEAKING: James earned a technical in the fourth quarter.

"I didn't agree with the call made by Bennie (Adams)," he said. "I didn't say anything disrespectful to him him. (The technical) was his way to get me to calm down."

Coach Mike Brown also was slapped with a "T."

-- Lakers coach Phil Jackson said he thinks LeBron James will stay in Cleveland.
-- The Wizards showed the Dallas Cowboys' logo when James went to the free-throw line. I was wondering how they knew James liked the Cowboys. Actually, the Redskins play the Cowboys this week and they are hated rivals.
-- Brown said before the game he hates to lose, but it helps sometimes to get smacked in the mouth. It brings the players back to earth.
-- Keep an eye on F LeBron James' left wrist. He had it iced after the game and he was shown on the ESPN telecast holding it after a dunk. It's been bothering him since the preseason.
-- It's good to see G Earl Boykins back in the league. The 5-5 guard from Cleveland had 9 points and 3 assists.

Cavs - Shaquille O'Neal, Leon Powe, Anderson Varejao
Wizards - Javaris Crittenton, Mike James, Fabricio Oberto

Eddie F. Rush, Joe Forte, Bennie Adams


Blogger Brandi said...

The entire Cavs team needs to be revamped, with the coach included. Mike Brown's inept coaching has been there since last season and it really showed last night with the substitutions he was making and the group he had on the floor in the 4th quarter. He kept them out there and the lead kept growing until he realized that it wasn't working and decided to put Lebron back in the game after they were down 12 points and only 7 mins left in the entire game. It's time for Mike Brown to go and it's time for the Cavs to wake up and start playing real basketball and like a team!

November 19, 2009 at 2:55 PM 

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