When Dion Waiters is feeling it, he can really fill it up. That much we already knew, and got to witness again Thursday in the Cavaliers 72-66 win over the Spurs in the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas.
It was both teams first game in the new tournament-style format. The Cavs advanced to Saturdays quarterfinals play the winner of Thursdays late game between the Bulls and Heat.
Waiters finished with a game-high 27 points on 12-for-23 shooting. The second-year shooting guard also grabbed six rebounds.
Free-agent guard Jermaine Taylor added 11 points, undrafted free-agent forward Kenny Kadji scored 10 and second-round pick Carrick Felix had nine points and six boards.
Guard Marcus Denmon led the Spurs with 19 points. Denmon was drafted by the Spurs in the second round of the 2012 draft (No. 59 overall). He played in France last season.
Meanwhile, the Cavs limited Spurs forward and former Ohio State standout Deshaun Thomas to five points on 1-for-12 shooting. Thomas, drafted 52nd ove...