Daniel Gibson Continues To Shine as Cavs Top Sixers

November 17th, 2010 by Hardcourt Mayhem Leave a reply »
Before the season started, Byron Scott said his style of offense was tailor-made for a guard like Booby Gibson. But even the most die-hard Cavs fans couldn’t imagine that the fifth-year point guard would thrive like this.

Gibson scored 18 points off the bench, matched a career-high with eight assists and knocked down three three-pointers en route to leading the Cavs to a 101-93 win over the Sixers.

Putting up double-digit points for the seventh time in 10 games, Gibson is averaging career-highs in points (14.2), assists (4.4), rebounds (3.5) and steals (1.0). He’s particularly enjoyed playing against the Sixers this season, with 38 points, 12 assists, nine rebounds, five three-pointers and three steals in two games—both Cavalier wins.

The Cavs were without Mo Williams for a second consecutive game. Scott wanted to give Williams a few more days of rest before the Cavaliers go on the road Friday for back-to-back games at New Orleans and San Antonio.

But they did welcome back Anderson Varejao, who missed Saturday’s game versus Indiana with sore ribs. Varejao finished with nine points and five reboun ...

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