Everyone cross your fingers. Wait…not you LeBron, you rest yours.
LeBron James injured the index finger on his non-shooting hand in the second quarter of last night’s game against the Pistons. He played only 20 minutes of the game, but still managed to lead the team in scoring (15) and assists (3). Ouch. Final score, Detroit 109, Cleveland 74.
This is one the Cavs will forget about. Assuming James is alright of course. Without James the Cavs were sunk. In all honesty, they were in for an uphill battle before he went out. Playing their 4th game in 5 days, and immediately after an emotional OT game against the Celtics, LeBron was going to have to carry the team anyways. This is one of those games that if you were a gambler would have won you some serious money. The writing was on the wall for this one. I’d have taken the Pistons, the under, and if someone would take the bet, the under on Zydrunas matching his season averages.
Big Z played only 23 minutes himself, scoring 8 points on 2 for 8 shooting. I suppose that is good news, after playing 43 minutes Tuesday. Gooden was sluggish, and Sasha Pavlovic was the only other Cavalier to break double digits in points, scoring 13. Cavs fans, I suggest an immediate brain flush of this game. And of course cross your fingers for LeBron. He can’t cross his right now.