Friday, February 22, 2008

Oh Billy, Billy, Billy, Billy

What a gutsy win by the Cavs tonight. Playiing with just eight guys, including two D-League call-ups and two guys who shouldn't be in the NBA anymore in Eric Snow and Dwayne Jones, they pulled out a W somehow, 90-89 over the Wizards. Lebron was Lebron, with 33 points, 15 rebounds, and eight assists while playing Power Forward. However, Damon Jones was the man of the night, scoring a season high 27 points, nailing 7-11 threes and playing 44 minutes. Devin Brown gave his glue guy best, with 10, 10, and seven assists in 43 minutes.

The Cavs spent most of the night on the perimeter, hoisting up a season high 32 three-point shots, led by Jones's 11 attempts. But the stat of the night comes from my dog Billy Thomas. The KU product and D-League all star came to town ready to shoot. In 19 minutes, Billy took 11 shots, all from three point land, and nailed just three of them. He did hit two in the first quarter which gave Mike Brown the confidence to play him. He went offense/defense with Snow and Thomas in the last three minutes as Snow showed why he never plays anymore all night long on the offensive end.

You know its a big win when at one point during a close game, the Cavs had Dwayne Jones, Billy Thomas, Kaniel Dickens, Devin Brown, and Damon Jones on the floor at the same time.

So the Billy watch begins...

19 minutes: 3-11 from the field, 3-11 from three, 9 points, 2 rebounds, 3 turnovers

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