HoopsHype Timofey Mozgov Buzz Meter

by HoopsHype - Updated: March 01, 2015 | 09:58 PM

Chris Fedor

#Cavs LeBron elevating his game in MVP matchups, no minutes for Mozgov, ugly FT numbers & little Love: 5 Observations cleveland.com/cavs/index.ssf…

Chris Fedor

Oh...and the #Cavs best defensive quarter came with Timofey Mozgov on the bench. Just wasn't a matchup for him.

Chris Fedor

The Cavs were -13 with Mozgov on the court & Motiejunas ate him for dinner in the post.

Chris Fedor

Also, there are going to be other matchups where Mozgov is more useful, valuable. Today's matchup seemed to favor Thompson.

Chris Fedor

The Cavs can't play Thompson & Mozgov together IMO because the spacing would be horrendous. James Jones and Kevin Love provided the spacing

Chris Fedor

Tristan Thompson was sensational for Cavs. He was active, setting screens and rebounding. He earned the minutes over Mozgov. He was better

Chris Fedor

Since there have been a lot of questions about the lack of Timofey Mozgov late in the game, here's my guess...

Joe Gabriele

Mozgov got off to a great start, but @Tristan Thompson has been spectacular in 2H -- now with 14pts, 17reb.

Dave McMenamin

Second straight game that Blatt has gone with Tristan Thompson over Mozgov at the 5 in a tight one down the stretch.

Aaron J. Lopez

Watching Cavs and Rockets reminds me how much I enjoyed having Mozgov in Denver. Doesn't back down from anyone.

Jason Lloyd

End 3Q: Rockets 82; #Cavs 74. James 29p,6r; Love 21p,5r; Mozgov 10p; Smith 4p,8r. HOU Harden 28p; Jones 16p,6r. CLE 42%, 15TO; HOU 52%, 17TO

Joe Gabriele

Trevor Ariza right in Mozgov's face after hard foul on Harden, got T'ed up. Things getting VERY chippy here in Houston.

Dave McMenamin

Now Ariza is chirping at Timo and the Cavs' bench. He gets T'd up.

Jenny Dial Creech

It’s heated in here. Now Ariza has some words for Mozgov - Ariza earns himself a technical foul.

Jason Lloyd

Getting rowdy in here. Now Mozgov and Ariza are chirping. Ariza T'd up.

Ethan J. Skolnick

Now Mozgov & Ariza getting into it. J.R. Smith is the guy trying to keep Mozgov cool.

Jonathan Feigen

Call on floor is double-technical fouls on Beverley and LeBron. Looked like LeBron kept hand on James' throat, Mozgov was third man in.

Jason Lloyd

Half: Rockets 50, #Cavs 47. James 15p,5r; Love 12p,4r; Mozgov 8p. HOU Harden 15p; Jones 11p. CLE 41%, 9TO; HOU 46%, 11TO

Joe Gabriele

#Cavs gameplan looks to be pounding HOU inside w/Love, Timo -- 20 of 26pts have come in paint; HOU's plan is harassing, pressuring Delly.

Jason Lloyd

End 1Q: Rockets 29, #Cavs 26. Love 8p,4r; Mozgov 8p; James 6p. HOU Harden 9p; Motiejunas 8p. CLE 46%, 4TO; HOU 52%, 5TO

Iñako Diaz-Guerra

Final del primer cuarto en Houston. 29-26 para los Rockets. 9 puntos de Harden y 8 de Love y Mozgov. es.global.nba.com/boxscore/#!/00…

Jonathan Feigen

McHale immediately instructing Motiejunas about defending Mozgov. Mozgov 4 of 5, dominating inside. But Rockets need Motiejunas' scoring.

Ethan J. Skolnick

Dwight Howard's absence felt early. Mozgov having his way inside, LeBron with no fear of attacking.

Jim Eichenhofer

Since last time #Pelicans played in Denver, Nuggets have traded five players from that Nov. 21 game (Afflalo, Mozgov, McGee, Gee, Robinson)

Candace Buckner

Tristan Thompson on the court now for Mozgov, no more fireworks to look out for.

Candace Buckner

Mozgov has been salty last two offensive possessions bc Hibbert has held him. Last time, the possession resulted in a turnover.

Candace Buckner

Heading to timeout, Roy Hibbert had some words with Mozgov.

Candace Buckner

Mozgov blocked Roy Hibbert's shot and started flexing for a minute

Candace Buckner

#Cavaliers starting lineup: Matthew Delladova, JR Smith, James Jones, Kevin Love and Timofey Mozgov > Timberwolves circa '12?

Kurt Helin

Draymond Green drives for dunk, Timofey Mozgov isn’t going to stop him (VIDEO) dlvr.it/8m95Mn

Iñako Diaz-Guerra

El mate de la noche: ¡póster de Draymond Green sobre Mozgov! Vía @AS_TV dozz.es/stq6w

Dave McMenamin

Cavs win 110-99 for 18th W in last 20 games, improve to 37-22. LeBron season-high 42p 11r; Kyrie 24p; Love 16p 8r; Mozgov 10p 10r

Jason Lloyd

End 3Q: #Cavs 90, Warriors 78. James 38p,5r; Irving 20p; Mozgov 10p,10r; Love 10p,7r. GSW Curry 18p; Thompson 13p. CLE 47%, GSW 43%

Dave McMenamin

Cavs up 90-78 through 3Q. LeBron 38p on 13-for-21 5r 4a; Kyrie 20p; Mozgov 10p 10r; Love 10p; T.Thompson 8p 7r.

Ethan J. Skolnick

Those seem to be MVP chants for Mozgov

Jason Lloyd

Half: #Cavs 61, Warriors 56. James 24p; Irving 15p; Love 8p,4r; Mozgov 6r; Thompson 6r. GSW Curry 14p; Tmpsn 4p; Lee 15p. CLE 44%, GSW 47%

Rusty Simmons

GSW at CLE starters: GSW -- Curry, Thompson, Barnes, Green, Bogut; CLE -- Irving, Smith, James, Love, Mozgov. Out: Varejao, Marion.

Tim Kawakami

Quick look at some of the Warriors-Cavaliers match-ups tonight, with an underline emphasis on Mozgov vs. Bogut. bayareane.ws/1LKkmCs

Chris Haynes

PM Post: All you need to know about the type of individuals #Cavs have in Anderson Varejao and Timofey Mozgov cleveland.com/cavs/index.ssf…

Chris Haynes

New Story: How Anderson Varejao helped Timofey Mozgov, and his witty potty mouth, make a smooth transition with #Cavs cleveland.com/cavs/index.ssf…

Joe Gabriele

For #Cavs, @LeBron James, 19pts, game-high 11asst, 7reb, 3stl; @Kyrie Irving, 18pts, 5asst; Mozgov, 14pts, 5-6 FG, 6reb - is 39-54 FG since 2/5.

Ethan J. Skolnick

Mozgov going out with 3 fouls has allowed Pistons to start working middle, finding shooters. Detroit now 6-of-8 from deep, up 5.

Chris Fedor

Three fouls now on Mozgov in the first half.

Joe Vardon

What a difference when Mozgov catches the ball

Joe Gabriele

With that alley-oop assist to Mozgov, @LeBron James tied Scottie Pippen for most assists all-time by a forward (6,135).

Ethan J. Skolnick

Timofey Mozgov's athleticism, on both ends, is a factor in Detroit. Extremely coordinated for a guy his size. Cavs up 39-33.

Kevin Pelton

Quietly, Kevin Love's rim protection numbers (per @NBAstats) have improved dramatically. Was allowing 59.9% at Mozgov trade. Now 53.8%.

Joe Gabriele

#Cavs C Timofey Mozgov is 2-of-2 early tonight in DET. Since Feb. 5, he's 36-of-50 (72%) from the floor.

Chris Fedor

ICYMI: Timofey Mozgov's impact shown in defensive numbers & LeBron James joins MVP chatter: #Cavs and NBA links cleveland.com/cavs/index.ssf…

Tina Cervasio

David Blatt coached Bargnani at Benetton Treviso, Alexy Schved in Russia & also Mozgov, who he has now, along w JR & Iman. #Cavs #Knicks