Summer League Game Recap: Cavs 75, Mavs 62

Friday, July 17, 2009

The Cleveland Cavaliers claimed their first victory in Summer League play, defeating the Dallas Mavericks 75-62 yesterday.

As the low score indicates, this was not necessarily a pretty game to watch, but there were a few strong performances to highlight for the Cavs in the win.

Jawad Williams, scoring 18 points and grabbing 9 rebounds. He's played pretty well throughout the Summer League and deserves a spot somewhere on an NBA roster if not in Cleveland.

Tarence Kinsey managed to score 20 points on 2-5 shooting. How? Well, going 16-18 from the free throw line is an effective and efficient way to score. On the flipside, however, Kinsey had 4 turnovers and no assists.

David Harrison probably had his best game of the summer, recording a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds in just under 24 minutes of action.

Meanwhile, neither of the Cavs' 2009 draft picks did much in this game. Christian Eyenga played a team-high 34 minutes but managed just 4 points, 2 rebounds, and 3 turnovers. Danny Green was 0-3 from 3-point range and scored just 4 points.

Former Erie BayHawk Maureece Rice once again saw limited minutes. He went 0-3 from the field with 1 assist and 1 turnover in just over 6 minutes on the court.

The Cavaliers (1-3) wrap up their Summer League schedule today at 4 p.m. against Detroit.


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Blog Talk BayHawk is an unofficial Erie BayHawks blog covering the NBA D-League. It features opinions and information about the NBADL and the Erie BayHawks. Blog Talk BayHawk is written from a basketball fan’s perspective to fill In the gaps left by professional journalists’ coverage of BayHawks basketball and the Erie professional basketball scene.

Matt Hubert is a 25-year-old writer and basketball fanatic born and raised in Erie, Pa. He graduated from Mercyhurst College in 2007 with a bachelor's degree in English and a dual concentration in writing and creative writing. Matt's not wavering from his stance as a lifelong Los Angeles Lakers fan, but he will cover the BayHawks' NBA affiliates in Cleveland and Toronto when it makes sense to do so throughout the year.

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