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Posted: January 25th, 2010

The Cleveland Cavaliers just announced point guard Delonte West won’t play in tonight’s game at Miami against the Heat as he is out with a fractured left ring finger.

That can only mean one thing.

Cedric Jackson will play again tonight.

The Cavaliers signed Erie BayHawk rookie point guard to a 10-day contract Saturday after losing West to the injury he sustained in Thursday’s win against the Los Angeles Lakers. The Cavaliers are also without starting point guard Mo Williams, who is out with a left shoulder sprain.

Jackson played just two minutes, 2 seconds in Saturday’s win against the Oklahoma City Thunder, but  may see more time tonight.

Posted: January 22nd, 2010

After watching the Erie BayHawks lose to Rio Grande Valley, 110-88, Friday night without their rookie point guard Cedric Jackson, I came up with a few conclusions.

Now Jackson received an NBA call up with the Cleveland Cavaliers, who are an NBA affiliate of the BayHawks. This is the first time the Cavs have plucked a player from Erie as they are an NBA affiliate of the BayHawks.

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Posted: January 22nd, 2010

Erie rookie point guard Cedric Jackson is averaging 27 points and nine assists in his last five games.

Erie BayHawks rookie point guard Cedric Jackson confirmed Friday that he will sign a 10-day contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers on Saturday.

Jackson is already in Cleveland and will not play for the BayHawks on Friday night against the Rio Grande Valley Vipers at Tullio Arena.
“It’s truly a dream come true,” Jackson said.

In his last five games, Jackson has averaged 27 points and nine assists for the BayHawks. He scored a career-high 34 in a loss to Austin on Tuesday.

The BayHawks (10-13) are playing tonight against Rio Grande Valley Vipers while the Cavaliers play at home Saturday night against the Oklahoma City Thunder.

With Cleveland starting point guard Mo Williams out with a shoulder injury and back up Delonte West getting diagnosed with a fractured left ring finger after injuring it against the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday night, the move seems logical for the Cavaliers to pick up Jackson.

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Posted: January 22nd, 2010

LeBron James scored 37 points in leading the Cavaliers past the Lakers on Thursday night.

After scoring 12 consecutive points in the fourth quarter of Cleveland’s 93-87 win against the Los Angeles Lakers, James sat in his locker with his feet in ice and his knee wrapped in nice.

Still trying to figure out what he’s doing with his hair these days, but when you score 37 points, dish out  nine assists and grab five rebounds against the defending NBA champions, you can wear your hair anyway you like.

Here’s what James had to say after the game.

You talk about (closing games) all the time. You really commanded it in that last couple of minutes?
“Uh, that’s what it’s about. I know you guys are like what we waiting on and why we wait until the fourth quarter so much, but we know that’s money time. That’s when most of the games are won 85 percent of the time games are won in the fourth quarter. In our case, probably 95 percent of the time so it was a big game for us. We played well and we’ve just go to keep the momentum going.”

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Posted in: NBA
Posted: January 21st, 2010
Cavaliers Magic Basketball

Mo Williams is projected to be out four to six weeks with a shoulder sprain.

The Cavaliers will play tonight’s game against the Los Angeles Lakers without 2009 All-Star guard Mo Williams, who is out with a shoulder sprain. Here’s the latest injury report from the Cavaliers.

Cavaliers guard Mo Williams suffered a left shoulder sprain during Tuesday night’s game versus Toronto at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland. He was examined by Cavaliers Head Team Physician Dr. Richard Parker and the Cleveland Clinic’s Dr. Mark Schickendantz. Williams also received a MRI at Cleveland Clinic Sports Health, the results of which confirmed the sprain. Williams is currently projected to be out for the next four to six weeks. His status will be updated as appropriate.

Looks like Williams is going to be out longer than tonight, huh.

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Posted in: NBA
Posted: October 27th, 2009

Boston has started the second half on a 10-2 run to take a 61-47 lead, forcing Cleveland to call a timeout.

What you’ve got to look at is how Mo Williams has been ineffective as far as running the team. See, Delonte West would have better reign on the offense.

Then when Boston drives to the rim, Shaquille O’Neal is not quick enough to get to the play if it’s away from him.

That’s alarming right now. I know it’s the opener, but that’s got to be sewed up.

Posted in: NBA, NBA fix
Posted: October 27th, 2009

Cavs 44, Celtics 44.

Great game.

Cavs made 5 of its first 6 shots and lead 13-2, but now the game is tied and Boston actually lead by three points.  Here are some things I’ve noticed off the court.

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Posted in: NBA, NBA fix
Posted: August 20th, 2009

Nike has this new commercial featuring four NBA players. I recognized one right off the bat – Kevin Durant.

Took me a while to identify Andre Iguodala and Rashard Lewis, but the fourth guy? I’m saying to myself, who is this cat with the jheri curl?

Since the commercial is so long, I finally figured it out.

Mo Williams. Fog Raw? Six fingers? Wow. He’s made the come up since coming to Cleveland during last off season, but that wig has got to go.

Posted in: NBA
Posted: May 28th, 2009

Final score: Cleveland Cavaliers 112, Orlando Magic 102

Magic Cavaliers Basketball

Mo Williams helped out LeBron James and the Cavaliers by scoring 24 points in Cleveland's Game 5 win.

Analysis: In winning Game 5 to stay alive in this Eastern Conference finals series, the Cavs made key adjustments. At the same time, LeBron James delivered another epic performance by posting a triple-double. He also got plenty of perimeter help from Mo Williams (24 points, 6-of-9 on threes) and Daniel Gibson (3-of-4 on threes).

The go-getter: James came through for the Cavs with 37 points, 14 rebounds and 12 assists. James accounted for 32 consecutive Cleveland points by either scoring or having an assist (29 consecutive in the fourth). With his team’s back against the wall, the league MVP took over.
The brick-layer: Just as he did in Game 2, Rafer Alston (Orlando) vanished. He shot 1-of-10 from the field overall, going 1-of-7 from 3-point range. The scary part about all this is Alston, who scored 26 points in Orlando’s Game 4 win, made his first shot Thursday only to miss his last nine.
The stunning stats: Orlando is known for its 3-point shooting, but Cleveland not only made one three than the Magic (9-to-8), but also shot a higher percentage (50 percent to 32 percent) from long range.
The play: With Cavaliers leading by six with 2:22 remaining in the game, James drove the ball at Dwight Howard, made the shot and drew a foul to foul him out. James completed the 3-point play to give Cleveland a 102-93 lead.

What’s next: Game 6 Saturday in Orlando, 8:30 p.m.
What to expect:
The Cavaliers may be without starting two-guard Delonte West, who left the game late in the fourth quarter with a hip pointer. West will likely gut it out, but Orlando knows the Cavaliers are going to go that spread offense in which James gets the ball at the free throw line. How the Magic adjust to that will play a major role in what happens in Game 6.

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Posted: May 28th, 2009
Magic Cavaliers Basketball

LeBron James took over.

LeBron James just took over.

The NBA MVP accounted for 29 consecutive Cleveland points in the fourth quarter to lead the Cavaliers to a 112-102 Game 5 win to force a Game 6 Saturday in Orlando.

He did this over a stretch of 10 minutes and 37 seconds.

By getting the ball at the free throw line instead of the top of the key, James didn’t have to travel as far to either shoot or find a teammate. James had 17 points and four assists during this stretch.

Let’s recap the run.

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