Bobcats 92, Cavs 74
at Canton Memorial Civic Center
Cavs coach Mike Brown said he liked Tuesday's game better than their come-from-behind win over Orlando last Friday. On the surface, that sounds absurd, but he loved the way the end-of-the-roster players fought in the fourth quarter.
Some observations from Tuesday's game:
--I'm thinking now that Henry Sims might earn the final roster spot over Kenny Kadji and DeSagana Diop. Sims is a legit center, whereas Kadji is more of a power forward. Diop is no longer a viable NBA player.
--I'm trying to give Earl Clark the benefit of the doubt. However, he's just not getting the job done in my eyes. He's shooting 23.8 percent from the field. He's not very gifted offensively. Neither is Alonzo Gee, however. Right now, C.J. Miles is playing better than all of them. Brown said that Clark is pressing because he doesn't know the offense yet.
--Andrew Bynum was sitting outside the press room when I got to the Civic Center. Well, he looks good.
--Matthew Dellavedova had seven points, seven assists and three rebounds in a backup role. He was forced to play 24 minutes with Jarrett Jack sidelined for up to 10 days.
--Like everyone else, I was excited about Michael Kidd-Gilchrist coming out of Kentucky in 2012. However, he shot looks broken. I'm not sure it can be fixed.