The Cleveland Cavaliers have opted to let their backcourt run dictate the team's offense, with second-year point man Kyrie Irving and rookie Dion Waiters running the show. Both men have done a fine job thus far and have the Cavs headed on the path back to contention. With Irving and Waiters as a prime example, high-scoring backcourt tandems are actually becoming more and more popular.
The fact is that while a good game can be fun to watch, they are made even more fun with some high scoring from solid shooters. Defense is important, but we as fans have an obsession with offense and the combination of two guards who can score and create plays just drives us nuts with excitement. Irving and Waiters are setting a new bar for this type of play and the rest of the more established backcourt tandems are right behind them.
Of course, we as fans should not get too excited by Waiters and Irving just yet. After all, they have only had four games together and the season is long, so anything can happen.
Still, they have proven extremely fun to watch, as have many other pairs of guards throughout the league.