CLEVELAND -- With the game in the balance, Cavaliers rookie guard Dion Waiters dribbled near the top of the key, passed to rookie center Tyler Zeller, who then passed it back.
Two rookies. One ball. One outcome to be determined. The results werent likely to be very good.
And they werent.
Waiters missed an off-balance jumper from the perimeter, a shot that came with enough time to make another pass. It was the type of shot a rookie figures he can make -- but usually cant.
Now, this isnt intended to pick on Waiters or Zeller, or excuse the fact the Cavs dropped a 102-94 decision to the visiting Atlanta Hawks on Friday night.
Nor does any of it justify the Hawks closing the game on a 9-0 run.
But that sequence does, perhaps, help things make a little sense. It does, perhaps, make another difficult loss at The Q a little easier to stomach.
Good example of youth vs. experience, was how Cavs coach Byron Scott summed it up.
And that, kids, was pretty much the story.
The Cavs (7-24...