Posted December 31, 2012 on
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The Cavaliers recalled forward Samardo Samuels from Canton of the NBA Development League.
Samuels averaged 20.5 points, 10.5 rebounds and 37.5 minutes in two games with the Charge. Before being assigned to Canton, he played 18 games for the Cavs, averaging 3.2 points and 1.6 rebounds in 10.9 minutes per game. He made one start.
At 7-25, the struggling Cavs have the second-worst record in the Eastern Conference. They host Sacramento on Wednesday night.
It's not yet known when starting center Anderson Varejao will return to Cleveland's lineup. The NBA's leading rebounder has missed six straight games with a bruised right knee. The Cavs did not expect Varejao to be sidelined more than a couple games, but his injury has not healed as quickly as the team thought it would.
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It takes quite a lot of good marketing to get fans out to watch a 7-24 NBA basketball team, but on Friday night the Cleveland Cavaliers did just that. They had Anderson Varejao wig night for their game against the Atlanta Hawks. The Cavs lost the game like usual, but we got this great video out of it. Check it out below to see some of the wigs that came out to enjoy the game...
Back on Friday night, the Cleveland Cavaliers hosted the Atlanta Hawks and held a special night in honor of floppy-haired center Anderson Varejao.It was Anderson Varejao wig night and below is a just few of the images from the fans and camera guys donning the fake hair:
This happened a lot.
The Cavs nearly stole this one. Well, they nearly forced overtime.
Cleveland dug themselves a decent sized hole, forcing themselves to play catch-up for the bulk of the night, but they had a shot. With a player like Kyrie Irving, you always have a shot.
It wasn’t Irving’s best game; Kyrie finished with 13 points on just 5-16 shooting and was 1-6 from behind...
The Cleveland Cavaliers and Sacramento Kings are each anxiously awaiting the return of a key player. Sacramento has done a better job of weathering the storm in the meantime.
Cleveland, which has lost eight of 10, hopes a Wednesday night home game against Sacramento - one of the NBA's worst road teams - will help stop its latest slide.
The Cavaliers own the league's second...