2010 NBA Playoffs: Has the Cavaliers’ Focus on the Post Game Doomed Them?

March 27th, 2010 by Bob Evans Leave a reply »

For a team that claims not to run plays for their post positions, the Cavaliers are doing an awful lot of scoring in the post.

Everyone knew the addition of Antawn Jamison would mean the Cavaliers would be doing more scoring in the post. Jamison has been a 20-point, eight-rebound guy for his entire career. 

Nobody thought in the midst of getting everyone accustomed to the new play, the Cavaliers have transformed to a post scoring team.

Take last night’s game in San Antonio, for example. The Cavaliers lost 102-97, and LeBron James, Jamison, and J.J. Hickson combined for 71 of the 97 Cavalier points.

Eight points from Z—Zydrunas Ilgauskas—and Andy Varejao makes it a total of 79 of 97 points from players in the post. The guards scored a dismal 18 points in 82 minutes of playing time.

I understand that the Cavaliers have won 14 of their last 16 games, own the best record in the NBA, and will probably have home-court advantage throughout the playoffs. 

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