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01/09 Morning Minute: Six of Seven and Blocking in Hawaii

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While LeBron James’ fourth quarter average went up a bit against Toronto, last night may have brought it back down – but this is a good thing.  James was able to watch the fourth quarter from the bench as the Cavaliers rolled over the Seattle Supersonics 95-79.

James finished with 22 points, but it was his teammates that deserve the credit in this one.  Sasha Pavlovic finally woke up during his 22 minutes of play, finishing with 13 points – his first double-digit game since December 11th.  And he’s the starting shooting guard, people.  Boobie Gibson knocked down five three-balls (Got it! – Tait), Larry Hughes actually wasn’t that bad (4-11, nine points, three steals) and Andy Varejao finished off the solid night with 14 points and nine rebounds of his own.  Well done, boys.

This is six wins in the last seven games, placing Cleveland above .500 for the first time in quite a while.  The next three contests (at Atlanta, home against Charlotte, at Memphis) are very winnable.  I would love to have nine of ten games in the “W” column before heading to San Antonio to face the Spurs.

And the final Cavs note, this piece from the Globe and Mail is worth a look as it discusses LBJ’s hecklers from this past weekend.  Best line of the article:

“She’s free to do what she wants,” [Raptors forward Chris] Bosh said of his No. 1 fan. “But I said, ‘Don’t talk to LeBron any more.’

 

Switching lanes, a big congratulations to Browns rookie offensive tackle Joe Thomas.  With Buffalo’s Jason Peters bowing out of the Pro Bowl, Thomas will take the trip to Hawaii with Braylon Edwards and Josh Cribbs.  I can’t believe I didn’t know this before today, but Thomas played every snap of the 2007 season, which is amazing in and of itself.  You know who the last offensive lineman Pro Bowl representative was for Cleveland?  If you answered Cody Risen, you win.

Only a day after the National Championship game, and we’re counting down the days for the announcements from James Laurinaitis, Malcom Jenkins and Vernon Gholston.  All three are projected to go in the first round of the NFL Draft if declared.  Rumors have Brian Robiske considering the next level, but he may want to attend a few pass-catching camps in the off-season.

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