Summer League Game Recap: Pistons 92, Cavs 86

Friday, July 17, 2009

The Cavs played their final Summer League game today, falling 92-86 against Detroit. With the loss, Cleveland finishes the Las Vegas Summer League with a 1-4 record.

After receiving limited minutes in the other games, former Erie BayHawk Maureece Rice did not play in the game against the Pistons.

Darnell Jackson had a good game for Cleveland, scoring 13 points on just 7 shots and adding a team-high 11 rebounds. He did, however, commit 3 turnovers in the game.

Jawad Williams had another strong showing. He drained a pair of 3s as part of his team-high 15 points. Williams also grabbed 5 rebounds. On the negative side of things, he added 4 turnovers.

Robert Hite also played well for the Cavs. He was 6-9 from the field for 14 points to go along with 4 assists and 3 turovers.

Rookie Danny Green continued his recent shooting slump. He had just 6 points on 2-7 shooting, including 0-3 from long distance. While he did add 5 rebounds, he struggled to take care of the ball, committing 3 turnovers without recording an assist.

Turnovers were a problem for the Cavs as a team. For the game, they had 21 turnovers to just 8 assists, making point guards everywhere cringe.

Jamont Gordon was one of the few players to have a good assist to turnover ratio as he dished out 4 assist to just 1 turnover in 25 minutes.

First-round pick Christian Eyenga saw the most floor time, scoring 12 points on 4-8 shooting in just under 34 minutes of action.

Tarence Kinsey followed up a big game on Thursday with just 2 points in 10 minutes.

All in all, it was not the best game for this Cavs squad. I'll be back next week with wrap-up thoughts about the Cavaliers and Raptors Summer League experiences. Enjoy the weekend!


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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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