Found January 31, 2012 on Celtics Life:
Holding on, after accumulating a 20-point lead, late against the Cavaliers allowed Boston to extract revenge on the Cavaliers, 93-90, who stole one in Boston on Sunday night.  Anderson Varejao was the story of the night with his 20-20 performance, which included 10 offensive rebounds. Cleveland wasted no time in setting the tempo early led by Kyrie Irving and Ramon Sessions attacking the basket.  Boston continues to over play the screens leading to easy lay ups and dunks for Cleveland’s bigs.  Unfortunately for the Cavaliers, Mickael Pietrus is raining threes. Tonight it is 70’s night at the Quicken Loans arena.  When you lose the best player in the league, you become a terrible team.  When you are a terrible team, you have to figure out ways to get the fans to come out, even if that means rocking bell bottoms and an afro. The Celtics bench has come alive in the second quarter pushing the Celtics lead to double digits with contributions from Mickael, E’Twaun Moore, Sasha Pavlovic ...

Revisiting the Anderson Varejao Trade Discussion

Anderson Varejao's Value Shining Through This Season In the midst of watching the Cavaliers’ incredible comeback against the Celtics last night, I was also keeping one eye on Twitter. (On a side note, I don’t know how those of you who tweet during games do it…I always feel like anytime I try to tweet during games, I feel less connected and distracted from the game. So kudos...

Varejao: It’s What I Try to do Every Night

Well, it’s what I try to do every night: get the second chance and stuff like that. Tonight worked out. Tonight worked out. We had the ball back and we had the chance to win the game. And Kyrie [Irving] made the shot. And we won. Tough game. But the key for the game to me was how our defense in the fourth quarter. Through the whole game we played hard on defense. And that’s why...

Doc Rivers: Anderson Varejao is an All-Star

[Anderson] Varejao’s energy is just amazing. It’s amazing to watch him run around relentlessly, and pursue [loose] balls…Varejao’s always an All-Star as far as I’m concerned. I think they should keep a spot for a role player. That’s what he does, he plays his role…He had 20 points and they didn’t run one [offensive] set for him…Down the stretch, he and Kyrie [Irving...

Varejao and Irving Providing Quite the One-Two Punch

Though a three-game window can only shed so much light, Anderson Varejao and Kyrie Irving are showing quite a pattern when it comes to passing the baton heading into the fourth quarter. Once again, albeit in a loss to the Boston Celtics, the Brazilian big man put together an amazing effort — this time resulting in his first-career 20-point, 20-rebound line — which kept the young...

Box Score: Celtics 93, Cavaliers 90

Bummer. The Cavaliers were down 18 points heading into the 4th quarter, and then went on a crazy run to close within 2 points. In the end, though, they just didn’t quite have enough to overcome the hole they dug. On one hand, the Cavs showed a lot of pride in not giving up and a ton of heart in coming back. On the other hand, it was disappointing seeing them let themselves fall...

Leftover thoughts from Celtics-Cavaliers, starring Anderson Varejao’s 20-20 night and Boston’s young point guard growth

♣ How in the world did Anderson Varejao have 20 points and 20 rebounds? Because he was a tornado while the Celtics were a calm, 70-degree day. You’d rather have the calm day weather-wise, but damn it, tornadoes do a hell of a lot more damage. Varejao sank Cleveland’s first three buckets, and they were all exact replicas of this:Jermaine O’Neal, after the game: “I’m...

Furious comeback falls short as Cleveland Cavaliers lose to Boston, 93-90

Kyrie Irving's 21 points led the Cavs, who also got 20 points from Anderson Varejao and six points and 10 assists from Ramon Sessions.

Tom Reed talks Kyrie Irving, Anderson Varejao - Podcast

Should the Cavaliers move Antawn Jamsion? Is February a make-or-break month with tough schedule? Plain Dealer Cleveland Cavaliers beat writer Tom Reed answered those questions and more in his weekly podcast.

Cavs Can't Complete Comeback

The Cavaliers cut a 22-point Celtics lead to just a deuce late in the fourth quarter, but Boston held on in the closing seconds to snuff the rally and send the Wine and Gold to the 93-90 loss on Tuesday at The Q. Anderson Varejao had a monster night with 20 points and 20 boards.

The Celtics survived quite a scare tonight (yet again), blowing a 21 point lead and an opportunity to rest the starters (as I stressed in the pregame) allowing the Cavs to chip this one to two points in the final minute of the game. The Celtics were DESTROYED by Anderson Varejao tonight, putting up 20 [...]
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