You're also seeing sea change. Bigs r back. Mozgov making a huge impact in Cleveland, Whiteside in Miami, getting players into proper roles.
Mozgov producing a "Wedgie" for a national TV audience on a Sunday afternoon. Great exposure: http://t.co/QJQk9DOLyF
Interesting to see Mozgov have a bit of a mean streak with Perkins challenging him. Good quality for a 7-footer to have.
Mozgov forced to leave game with 4 fouls. That changes some things.
Mozgov and Perkins are going at it
Way this is headed, Mozgov and Perk are gonna go at some point. When they do, that's a lot of angry meat.
Mozgov & Perkins locking arms as they went for last rebound. More technicals coming soon, I'm guessing.
How are the announcers ignoring the grab and pull after the initial contact by Perkins? That's what pissed off Mozgov.
Let's see. Get bashed in the face and complain. And get a technical (Timofey Mozgov)
Well, Timo just got hit with a technical AFTER getting slugged in the face by Kendrick Perkins
Timofey Mozgov runs every possession hard. Really good stamina, especially for a big guy. Ibaka is a challenge, though.
Russell Westbrook has taken 3 shots - 2 blocked by Mozgov
Cavs win their fifth straight, destroying the Hornets 129-90 to improve to 24-20. LeBron 25p 9a, 6r; J.R. 21p; Kyrie 18p; Timo 14p 10r
Mozgov is up to 14 pts and 10 reb through three quarters. That's three straight double-doubles for the guy called "a giant" earlier today
If you didn't know their reputations, and you just watched Mozgov & Love the past 2 weeks.....
Timofey Mozgov now has four double-doubles with Cleveland. Has looked good every game. Not sure what the Nuggets were doing with this guy.
Timofey Mozgov, described by LeBron as a "walking double-double," has 14 points, 10 rebounds. Third double-double in a row
Cavs up 75-40 at the half. LeBron 19p 6a on 7-for-9 shooting; Kyrie 14p 4r; Mozgov 10p 6r; Love & J.R. 9p apiece. CLE shooting 60.9 pct
J.R. splashing 3s. Mozgov with body-crushing screens. Iman set to make his debut. New life for these Cavs.
Brook Lopez just got Mozgov'd by DeAndre Jordan.
David Blatt da vida a Timofey Mozgov en Cleveland. LeBron: "El mejor 'true big' con el que he jugado desde Ilgauskas" http://t.co/Bu7fPT3VZG
LeBron called Mozgov a "walking double-double" tonight. He has 12 double doubles this season: 9 in 35 games in DEN, 3 in 7 w/ CLE.
LeBron calls Mozgov the best "true big" he's played with since Z. Does note that Bosh & Love, for all their gifts, are more PF types.
To be fair, Mozgov does everything else better besides that.
Koufos has made three excellent plays guarding the rim in a row now. That’s why Cavs were after him. Far better at it than Mozgov.
Timofey Mozgov recorded 31 points & 26 rebounds in past 2 games for Cavs. JR Smith was 5-of-16 tonight. Iman Shumpert likely back Friday.
Minutes played by Cleveland in game that was never within 10 in 2nd half Mozgov (40). JR (38), Irving (38), LeBron (35) - WOW
Cavs romp Utah 106-92 for their 4th straight win. LeBron 26p 9a 7r; Love 19p 13r; Mozgov 16p 11r; Kyrie 18p 4a; J.R. Smith 18p 7r
End 3Q: LBJ 21p,7a,6r; Love 17p,10r; Mozgov 12p,9r; Smith 13p; Irving 9p,4a. UTAH Hayward 14p; Kanter 10p,11r. CLE 53%, 10TO; UTAH 37%, 16TO
Cavs are rolling. Up 82-62 after 3Q. LeBron 21p 7a 6r; Love 17p 10r; Mozgov 12p 9r; J.R. Smith 13p 6r; Kyrie 9p 4a. Holding UTA to 36.5 pct
One more point from Love & Irving. Two more points from Mozgov & Smith and the entire starting lineup will be in double figures once again.
By his admission, Mozgov said he wasn't very good in his teens. "All my life I had bad coordination, slow feet." He worked to get here.
Cavs up 53-40 at the half. LeBron 15p 5a 4r; Love 9p 4r; Mozgov 8p 8r; Smith 8p 5r; Kyrie 9p 2a. UTA shooting 31.7 pct.