The Cavaliers won their third straight game on Tuesday night, beating the Washington Wizards 102-90. They really took charge in the closing minutes of the 2nd quarter where they trimmed an 18 point deficit down to 4 at the half. They came out piping hot in the 2nd half and they took their turn by going up by as much as 16 at one point. Lebron James led scoring with 27 while Big Witness Protection put up a season high 21 points. The Cavaliers continued to stay hot from behind the arc, combining for 9 three pointers in the second half. Caron Butler and Gilbert Arenas led the Wizards with 22 points a piece.
What might be even more great about this game is the new defense that Anderson Varejao imposed. Apparently, it is most effective while he is on the bench. It’s very easy to run and it seems to be working perfectly thus far. The way it works is while on the bench, Varejao whips out his nipple and makes faces. This is meant to distract the opposing team which results in either missed shots or steals. Brilliant really.