Tristan Thompson won't blame coach Byron Scott for the Cleveland Cavaliers' struggles. He's shown his support off the court, and now he might be doing the same on it.
The Cavs will try to avoid a season high-tying sixth straight home loss and hand the Orlando Magic their worst road losing streak in seven years Sunday night.
With Cleveland (23-52) coming off its season-worst 10th consecutive defeat Wednesday, 113-95 to Brooklyn, Thompson came out in support of Scott, whose future with the team is in jeopardy despite management picking up his option for 2013-14 in October.
"All the rumors about coach Scott and hot seat and all that crap, that's bogus," Thompson said following Thursday's practice. "It's up to us to come out and compete and play hard because we're the ones out there. When he was out there playing, he won championships. So it's up to us to come out there and play."
Thompson did just that Friday, setting career highs with 29 points and 17 rebounds in a 97-91 victory a...