Game 13: Cavs at Pelicans
New Orleans Arena
Radio/TV: WTAM (1100 AM)/Fox Sports Ohio
The Pelicans' best player is power forward Anthony Davis, who has gotten off to a fantastic start. He's averaging 21 points, 10.8 rebounds, 4.0 blocks and 1.9 steals per game. Those are All-Star numbers, and one reason why Cavs power forward Tristan Thompson must show up for this game.
Davis finished with 17 points, a game-high 13 rebounds and three blocks.
One can see why Davis was the No. 1 overall pick in the 2012 draft. Of course, the Cavs' No. 1 pick in 2013, power forward Anthony Bennett, isn't even in Brown's rotation. I've never seen a No. 1 overall pick struggle as much as he has to start the season.
He's making the Cavs' talent-evaluators look bad right now.
He started fast on Friday, but fizzled thereafter. He ended with eight points, one rebound, a season-high four assists and two blocks.
Late in the game, Coach Mike Brown went with Thompson at center.
UP NEXT: The Cavs travel to San Antonio at 8 p.m. Saturday at AT&T Center.
C Andrew Bynum (7-0, 294) vs. Jason Smith (7-0, 240)
Pelicans - F Darius Miller, C Greg Stiemsma