Sunday, July 10, 2005

Summer League Recap #2: Warriors 69 Cavs 82

I’ve always said. The worse a team does in the summer league, the better they are during the regular season. However, yesterday’s loss to the Cavs was just embarrassing. Warrior’s key problem yet again is their Defense. Letting the Cav’s shoot 54%, committing 25 turnovers, and only posting an abominable 3 assists, our coaching staff has a long way to go to get them ready. Shinning stars for the Warriors were Ike Diogu and Zarko Cabarkapa, both posting 15 pts.

The Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Golden State Warriors, 82-69, behind the sharp shooting of Luke Jackson and the speed of John Lucas Jr.

Jackson, who was injured for the majority of last season, showed the shooting ability he is known for by connecting for 11 points (5-11 FG).

Lucas used his speed to get into the lane and finished with 12 points (6-8 FG).

Cleveland finished the game shooting 54 percent (37-68 FG). They out scored Golden State 34-14 in points off turnovers. The Warriors finished the game with 25 turnovers, the Cavs had just 12.

Ike Diogu (7-14 FG) and Zarko Cabarkapa (5-10 FG) had 15 points a piece.

Golden State finished the game shooting 49 percent (26-53 FG).

The Cavs shot 57 percent (13-23 FG) in the first half and used their stifling defense to force 13 Warrior turnovers, resulting in a 18-6 advantage in points off turnovers. Udoka contributed 10 points (4-5 FG) in the half.

The Warriors were led by Cabarkapa in scoring with nine points (3-5 FG). The Warriors shot 57 percent (13-23 FG) in the first half, but took 11 fewer shots than the Cavs.

The Cavs take on the Boston Celtics on Monday at 3 p.m., while the Warriors battle the Detroit Pistons on Monday at 5 p.m.

Box Score

Warriors Key Stats:
Diogu: 27min, 7-14FG, 1-1FT, 9rebs, 0ast, 0stl, 2blk, 2TO, 15pts
Monta: 32min, 3-7FG, 1-1FT, 2rebs, 0ast, 0stl, 0blk, 5TO, 10pts
Zarko: 29min, 5-10FG, 5-7FT, 4rebs, 0ast, 0stl, 0blk, 6TO, 15pts
Taft: 19min, 4-6FG, FT, 7rebs, 0ast, 0stl, 0blk, 6TO, 8pts

Cavaliers Key Stats:
Lucas Jr: 14min, 6-8FG, 0-0FT, 1rebs, 1ast, 0stl, 0blk, 2TO, 12pts
Jackson: 34min, 5-11FG, 0-0FT, 3rebs, 2ast, 0stl, 0blk, 1TO, 11pts


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