Originally posted on Stepien Rules  |  Last updated 2/7/13
On Wednesday night, the Cleveland Cavaliers destroyed the Charlotte Bobcats. More important than simply beating the NBA's worst team, Dion Waiters, Tristan Thompson and Kyrie Irving combined  to score 58 points in the process. Forty-nine games into the season, the Cavaliers' "Rising Stars" have now led Cleveland to a 6-4 record (!!!) over the last ten. Following the most recent win, I caught up with Waiters to talk about how things feel for the rookie as the All-Star break approaches.  [youtube]V7C-zP0VHos[/youtube] Thompson, Waiters and Irving went for 17, 19 and 22 points respectively. Maybe that's what next season might look like on a more regular basis.  Who knows. While I don't want to get too carried away with beating the Bobcats, sans our boy Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, six wins in the last ten games is impressive for this group. Especially when you consider the Cavs' second best player is rehabbing his way through blood clots, injuries and everything else as these youngsters start to find a collective groove. Maybe the sky is still about to fall in a couple weeks, though, and this ten game run will be a distant memory before not too long. Or, like Waiters said, maybe these guys are learning how to play collectively at the pace needed to win on the NBA level. Because that's possible too.
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