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Parker: We Made LeBron Work For Everything

We brought help [on LeBron] when we needed to. We tried to make him work for everything. He is a great player and he is going to get points. We did not want to give him breakaways and easy lay-ups at the basket. The only positive thing about [tonight’s game] is that we competed and played better. We are not satisfied coming out with the loss, but with the last couple of games we have played, we competed tonight and stayed in it and fought. That was positive.

– Cavaliers shooting guard Anthony Parker who was primarily tasked with defending Miami Heat forward LeBron James in the team’s loss on Tuesday night. James was 8-of-21 from the field and committed five turnovers en route to 18 points.

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  • Harv 21

    This was Parker’s playoff game for the year and he did defend well.

    Also, Samardo Samuels plays like the kid movie character who suddenly gets put into a grown man’s body and is having trouble adjusting. (Sorry if that is not original. I think I made this up but now it seems too good to have come from my brain)

  • Shamrock

    Parker is a waste of a roster spot but then again he has been since the day he was signed.  Hopefully that position gets upgraded in the offseason.

  • MeandH

    “Parker is a waste of a roster spot but then again he has been since the
    day he was signed.  Hopefully that position gets upgraded in the
    offseason.”
    My thoughts exactly. For the life of me I cannot understand why he is on an NBA roster. With him and Casspi on the floor it is like having 3 players at best on the floor offensively. It is tough to win games like this. No reason to have him on the team.

  • Anonymous

    I agree for the most part, but he sure didn’t let LeBron have anything easy in the post when he was on him.  He worked hard and did his best to deny the entry pass as well. 

  • Harv 21

    Was really struck last night by our absence of legit NBA players. But the bigger picture is the Cavs are in the second and last year of their old roster implosion. Sure, re-signing Parker was voluntary but clearly they felt they needed one veteran locker room and road trip babysitter since Jamison will be dumped soon.

    Other than Kyrie and Andy, everyone on the roster is a has-been, a could-be, or a mediocre NBA player. And Kyrie isn’t playing many minutes. And Andy is playing center full time. No one has to worry about a playoff spot.