[Anderson Varejao] brings a toughness here and it’s contagious. It was contagious throughout the entire game, even through our bench. The bench is just as important as the starters, so it feels good to win. […] I wasn’t really focused on my offense. I just wanted to help out my teammates. I only attempted six shots tonight and I have no problem doing that. I get my teammates involved and that’s the most important thing. Hopefully, we can have more games like this and whether I score the ball or not, I’m still happy.
– Cavaliers rookie point guard Kyrie Irving, who shot 1-of-7 in the Cavaliers’ recent win over the New York Knicks, on his teammate Anderson Varjeao. Varejao pulled down 16 rebounds in the win, including a season-high eight offensive boards.