Cavs Find Victory in Minnesota

Frankie AnetzbergerContributor IIMay 30, 2016

After dropping their first two games and worrying Cleveland fans, the Cavaliers were in Minnesota to quiet the haters. This would have been the game where we started worrying, but the Cavaliers pulled a 104-87 victory against the Timberwolves.

It appeared the problem in the first two games was the use of Shaq. The offense didn't seem to flow well, which is understandable because the Cavs are still getting used to Shaq. In Friday night's game Shaq struggled getting into early foul trouble and only scoring 6 points in 18 minutes.

The Cavaliers dominated the majority of the game and never had any threat of the Timberwolves coming back and finally enjoyed their first win. Lebron led the Cavaliers with 24 points, nine rebounds, and six assists. Following him was Mo Williams with 20 points and six assists.

Minnesota struggled offensively only scoring 87 points in the game and shot 41% from the field. Johny Flynn led the Timberwolves with 17 points and three assists. The next top scorer was Al Jefferson with 12 points and eight rebounds.

Cleveland's bench proved to be one of the difference makers in the game. Zydrunas Ilgauskas added 15 points off the bench in 29 minutes. Boobie Gibson scored 14 points in 29 minutes and also had three steals.

Jamario Moon was a slight disappointment off the bench. After a terrific preseason, Moon is only averaging five points and 3.3 rebounds. Friday night Jamario played a limited role, scoring four points and two rebounds.

The Cavaliers are back home on Saturday to face the Charlotte Bobcats.