Green helps spice up Spurs' offense in win over Cavs
LAMARCUS Aldridge led the offensive attack in the paint and Danny Green shot the lights out from long distance as the San Antonio Spurs beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 110-94 on Sunday.
Aldridge finished with 27 points and Green chipped in 22 as the Spurs snapped a four-game losing skid.
Green missed Friday’s loss to Denver with food poisoning but on Sunday he delivered the perfect side dish to Aldridge’s dynamic inside game with his five 3-pointers.
“Every win is a big one for us,” Green said. “But this month we’ve had some ups and downs. This is a really good team, especially with the best player in the world over there.”
Indeed, Cavs’ superstar LeBron James flirted with a triple double by finishing with 33 points, 13 rebounds and 9 assists but that’s not what he wanted to talk about after the loss.
The reigning All-Star Game MVP slammed officials after the game, saying they are not calling enough fouls on him.
“There’s no reason I should be going to the line four times in a game when I drive 100 times to the paint and I’m getting hit and slapped and grabbed and whatever and what not,” James said.
James thinks the officials are protecting players that shoot a lot of 3-point shots and not calling enough fouls on players like him who like to drive to the basket.
“Chicks dig the long ball and that’s what it’s about.” James said.
Cleveland dropped to 3-2 since overhauling its roster before the All-Star break with three trades.
Elsewhere in the NBA, it was: Rockets 119, Nuggets 114; Pelicans 123, Bucks 121 (overtime); Wizards 109, 76ers 94; and Hornets 114, Pistons 98.