Game 15: Cavs at Magic
at Amway Center
RADIO/TV: WTAM/Fox Sports Ohio
WHAT HAPPENED: There's a decent chance Cavs coach Byron Scott will be $25,000 poorer on Saturday.
He complained about the officiating in Saturday's game in Orlando. Personally, it didn't seem like it was poorly officiated. But, obviously, he'll see things that I don't.
Scott was irate when he asked for an explanation about a call, and got a cold shoulder. "You ask a question about a certain call and they say, 'I really don't know.' Get another job."
The officials were Ed Malloy, Bennie Adams and Kevin Fehr.
It didn't seem like the crew was favoring the Magic. The Cavs had 25 personal fouls called on them, compared to 20 by Orlando.
The plan was to send Magic center Dwight Howard to the foul line. He made 13 of 24 attempts on the night. He came into the game shooting 54 percent from the line. The strategy was sound.
If you double-team Howard, he'll find the open perimeter shooters. As it was, the Magic outscored the Cavs from behind the arc, 52-24. You'll notice in big games against good teams, they Cavs get explointed from 3-point range.
SF Joey Graham (6-7, 230) vs. Quentin Richardson (6-7, 228)
PF J.J. Hickson (6-9, 242) vs. Rashard Lewis (6-10, 230)
C Anderson Varejao (6-11, 260) vs. Dwight Howard (6-11, 275)
SG Anthony Parker (6-6, 210) vs. J.J. Redick (6-4, 190)
PG Mo Williams (6-1, 195) vs. Jameer Nelson (6-0, 190)
Cavs - F/C Samardo Samuels, G Christian Eyenga, G Manny Harris.
Magic - G/F Vince Carter, C Daniel Orton.
Ed Malloy, Bennie Adams, Kevin Fehr