Feb 16 2011 - Cavaliers upset Lakers

Nothing screams “crap team” more than a top-level squad losing to the Cleveland Cavaliers.

The Los Angeles Lakers shouldn’t be happy with their 204-99 loss against the Cleveland Cavs. The real score was actually 104-99... but we’ll give the Cavs an extra 100 points for attaining such feat. This is not the Cavs team one season ago where they still had Lebron James in their lineup.

Pau Gasol played well in the game as he dished out 30 points and 20 rebounds. Derek Fisher had 19 points with an 8-of-12 shooting. Kobe Bryant struggled in the field (8-24) but he still finished with 17 points and 12 rebounds. Shannon Brown came off the bench to deliver 15 points, 3 rebounds, and 3 assists.

But the Lakers found no love from their other players.

Lamar Odom and Andrew Bynum were missing in action. Worse, Ron Artest played for 18 minutes and could only come up with 1 point, 1 block, and 2 assists

For the Cavaliers, they don’t have any usual suspects but they managed to have six players scoring eight points and more. Ramon Sessions emerged as the key ingredient in their win as he recorded a game-high 32 points and 8 assists. Antawn Jamison and Anthony Parker scored 19 and 18 points respectively with Jamison grabbing 10 rebounds and Parker making 9 assists. JJ Hickson was an inside force with 13 points and 15 rebounds.

Cleveland suddenly found themselves nurturing a 2-game winning streak. This came off the heels of a crappy 26-game losing streak. While we can safely say that this win was a fluke, still you can’t help but admire the never-say-die attitude of the Cavs in this game.   

And to think that Mo Williams played a sad three minutes.

Phil Jackson should serve up a major emotional beatdown on his players because they need to turn their luck around after the All-Star Break!

Game over.


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