Cavs 96, Pistons 84
at Quicken Loans Arena
The Cavs played well defensively in the second half, holding the Pistons to 28.6 percent shooting from the field, and 38.7 percent for the game. That's the first thing Coach Mike Brown looks at.
The following are some observations from Thursday's game:
--Kyrie Irving said he didn't struggle in the first half (his only field goal was a 3 at the buzzer). "I didn't struggle offensively," he said. "I was trying to get everyone else the ball."
--Poor Jermaine Taylor. He's playing his butt off right now, especially against the Pistons when he scored 15 points. He's facing long odds of making the team. I can't squeeze him on right now unless they get rid of either Matthew Dellavedova or Carrick Felix - and that's not happening.
--By the way, what's up with the PA announcer just calling Dellavedova "Delly?"
--Pistons first round pick Kentavious Caldwell-Pope is certainly long, if nothing else. He's very active, but can't shoot the ball a lick. He was 1 of 7 on Thursday.
--Brown said he won't make any cuts in the near future. They have a stretch of four games in five nights next week. They need all the bodies they can get, especially with so many guys banged up.
--Andrew Bynum sure seems to be close to getting on the court with the regulars. Maybe I'm getting ahead of myself, but he looks good in the few minutes I've seen him.