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Cavs-Spurs In-Game Report

By Jason Lloyd Published: March 2, 2011

End 3Q: Spurs 89, Cavs 72
* The Cavs went more than six minutes without a field goal and the Spurs put this one away in the third. Tim Duncan and DeJuan Blair combined for 15 points in the first six minutes of the quarter.

* The Spurs looked bored and uninterested in the first half, but the Cavs still look that way. Bad showing against a great team.

* Samardo Samuels already has a career high with 17 points in his first career start. Not bad.

* On the flip side, Anthony Parker is 2 of 15 in his last two games ... with one more quarter to play.

Half: Spurs 57, Cavs 52
* Byron Scott wanted to keep the Spurs off the boards and the 3-point line. They're 1 for 2 in that department.

* The Spurs have made just 1 of 6 3-pointers, but they're crushing the Cavs on the boards. Some of their offensive rebounds have simply been a lack of hustle on the Cavs' part. Can't have those lapses against the best team in the league.

* The new guys are looking good in the starting lineup. Samardo Samuels has 10 points and four rebounds, while Alonzo Gee has nine points and four rebounds. Not too shabby.

* The Spurs, though, have 32 points in the paint. George Hill has 17 points and one turnover after a miserable night Tuesday replacing Tony Parker.

End 1Q: Cavs 25, Spurs 24
* Daniel Gibson won't play tonight. He was a late scratch with a tight quad. Team is saying he tried loosening it before game, but couldn't do it. It has been bothering him for weeks. Cavs coach Byron Scott wasn't sure if he would play Christian Eyenga or let him sit, watch and think, but the loss of Gibson solidifies that Eyenga will play.

* Great opening quarter for the Cavs, since the Spurs didn't hit a 3-pointer. One of Byron Scott's keys before the game was running the Spurs off the 3-point line. Typically when he says that, opponents scorch the Cavs on 3s. Thus far, the Spurs are 0 for 3.

* Tim Duncan has 10 points already, which is more than he had for the entire game last night. The Cavs have their hands full keeping him down, particularly after such an awful showing in last night's loss to the Memphis Grizzlies.

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