The Clippers came into this game leading the league in scoring and Cleveland proceeded to hold them to 61 points through the 2nd quarter. We won't talk about the 4th, simply because Kyrie, Love, LBJ, and Moz did not play. There was absolutely no need for them to be out there. To hold a team like that to 20 points a quarter is astonishing, especially given that defense has been the weakest point for this team and a major storyline this entire year.
Love was phenomenal as well last night, providing a major spark to the offense early on and essentially allowing Kyrie to have a night off (he only put up 10 points the entire night, 3 of which were before half). Even more, he seemed to be able to work very well with Mozgov to hold DeAndre Jordan and Blake Griffin in check for the early portion of the game, before it had become a blowout. Love actually had the second best defensive rating of all the Cavs starters last night (Right behind JR Smith?!).
Bravo Kevin. Bravo
Now, since the game was more or less an absolute slaughter, I wanted to highlight one mind-blowing stat:
LeBron James put up a 90.5% AST% in the 28 minutes he was in the game, leading to 9 assists. Essentially, what this means is that of all assisted baskets while LeBron was on the floor, 90.5% of them were attributed to James. For context, Rajon Rondo's highest for the season has been 66% and Chris Paul's is 80%.
In otherwords, LeBron is the best point guard in the NBA!