Cavs vs. Bobcats, Game 36
at Quicken Loans Arena
TV: Fox Sports Ohio
RADIO: WTAM (1100 AM)
WHAT HAPPENED: The Cavs lost to the Bobcats for the first time in 11 tries at The Q. The Bobcats are a terrible matchup for the Cavs, especially with forward Gerald Wallace (19 points, 12 rebounds) and guard Stephen Jackson (22 points, four rebounds).
The Bobcats have won two of three games against the Cavs this year.
Jackson drained two free throws with 2.5 seconds left for the go-ahead points.
"I make love to pressure," he said.
CALLING ALL BIG FELLAS: Where the heck was Cavs center Shaquille O'Neal? He was 4 of 5 from the field and nothing but an afterthought the entire game. Even when he was being defended by 6-8 Boris Diaw, the Cavs failed to get him the ball. Why?
With the media standing in front of his locker after the game, he sent someone out to gather his clothes and fur coat. That was the signal that he wasn't talking. In fact, he hasn't been available in post-game in three of the last four games.
In the one game he did make himself available, he goofed on the media and told them he bought LeBron James a Rolls Royce Phantom for his birthday. It's not true, despite what you might have read on the Internet.
NOTES: Guard Mo Williams was one point shy of his season high. He ended with 27 points, six assists and five rebounds. He was 5 of 9 from behind the arc. He's topped the 20-point barrier in six of his last eight outings
Williams is averaging 22.3 points in his last eight games. He's shooting 50 percent from the 3-point line in that span (23 of 46).
-- The Cavs are 33-8 over the last two seasons when James and Williams both score 20 or more points.
SF LeBron James vs. Gerald Wallace
PF J.J. Hickson vs. Boris Diaw
C Shaquille O'Neal vs. Nazr Mohammed
SG Anthony Parker vs. Stephen Jackson
PG Mo Williams vs. Raymond Felton
Cavs - Leon Powe, Coby Karl, Danny Green
Bobcats - Tyson Chandler, Alex Ajinca
Joe Crawford, Curtis Blair, James Capers