Cleveland-Olympiakos: Cavaliers Never Trail in Preseason Win
In another relatively boring preseason game, the Cavaliers took on Greece's best team, the Olympiakos.
The team featured former NBA player Josh Childress and Sofoklis Schortsanitis (aka Baby Shaq). Schortsanitis was best known for his performance in the 2006 Olympics when the USA was defeated.
The Cavaliers never trailed in this game and went on to beat Olmpiakos 111-94. Daniel Gibson was the high man for the Cavaliers with 15 points.
Josh Childress led his Olympiakos team with 16 points, shooting .500 from the field and hitting both of his three-point attempts. Baby Shaq had four points while "grown up" Shaq scored 12 points and added a block on his predecessor.
J.J. Hickson continued to impress as he scored 13 points in what has been a very productive preseason for the forward.
Jamario Moon did not suit up, still ailing from two wisdom teeth he had removed last Friday. Mo Williams was not in action, resting from a sore groin. And Delonte West has still yet to dress for a preseason game. The troubled guard is still sorting personal issues out.
This could leave the Cavaliers to find a replacement shooting guard. For all of the preseason games, Anthony Parker has been starting. Anthony added 10 points in the game against Olympiakos in 24 minutes.
He started in Toronto for three years, and in 2007 he started all 82 games. His stats are fairly impressive, as he has averaged 10.1 PPG for his career.
If the Cavaliers needed to, starting Parker wouldn't be terrible. West's career scoring average is 10.2 PPG. If I were Danny Ferry, I would be tempted to release him, but it may only make him more unstable.
The Cavaliers next game is against the Washington Wizards on Wednesday. I don't see why Moon will sit out this game, but he may want to rest just for precautionary reasons.
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