Cleveland Cavaliers Snap Historic Losing Streak Behind J.J. Hickson’s Dominance

February 11th, 2011 by Bob Evans Leave a reply »
It took them nearly two months, but it is finally over. 

The last time the Cleveland Cavaliers won a basketball game was in overtime at home against the New York Knicks. And 26 games later, it took overtime at home to do it again.

The Cavaliers avoided professional sports history behind J.J. Hickson’s strongest game as a pro. Not only did Hickson deliver 27 points on 12-19 shooting from the field, but he showed the rest of the league that Blake Griffin can be slowed down.

Well, if you can call 32 points and 13 rebounds slowing Griffin, then Hickson slowed him down.

But it was the vast improvement on the defensive end from Hickson that proved to be the deciding factor in this win for the Cavaliers. He was much more active on the glass, pulling in 14 rebounds and adding more four blocks on the season: none bigger than the one that sent the game into overtime.

We can’t give Hickson all the credit though. 

Antawn Jamison poured in 35 points, with perhaps the biggest dagger in the form of a three pointer late in overtime. He was 11-20 from the field and 4-6 from three point land.

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