With the exception of Damon Jones, the Cavs have played well enough on
defense to stay in the games since Hughes departed. On offense, their once
never-ending river of points has begun to dry up.
It hasn't helped that their shooters have gone cold. Donyell Marshall had
15 points, but was 3-of-11 on 3-pointers. Jones was horrid again, going 1-of-5
on 3s. He's now 6-of-33 on them over his last seven games.
On defense, Jones
was even worse. He was often burned by Jamal Crawford (26 points) again and
again. Meanwhile, Stephon Marbury's 22 points and rookie Channing Frye's 16
showed the Cavs how team offense is supposed to work
Wednesday, January 11, 2006
Cavs lose to the Knicks
and Damon Jones struggles: