ATLANTA: In the 73rd game, with time running out on the season and pressure mounting on coach Byron Scott’s future, the Cavs began to fight. Tristan Thompson played the second half with three stitches above his left eye and Daniel Gibson was given two technicals and ejected for jawing with an old nemesis. Luke Walton was hit in the face and responded by delivering a two-handed shove to a man who outweighs him by 20 pounds. And in the biggest change of all, Scott walked into the coach’s locker room following Sunday’s loss to the New Orleans Hornets and revamped the team’s defense on the fly.
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