Originally written on Stepien Rules  |  Last updated 11/6/14
Tristan Thompson received a Cavs Zine Two last Tuesday, he most likely finished reading it this week, and then went for 27 points and 12 rebounds last night in New Jersey. There are no coincidences there, obviously. Nor is there any coincidence to the way that Tristan played just after being called out by Coach Byron Scott following the loss to the Hawks on Sunday either. Zaza Pachulia kinda threw Thompson around in that first start of his NBA career, and Byron Scott rubbed his face in that after the game by putting the kid on blast for allowing it to happen in a way that Mike Brown never would. The mentally tough Tristan Thompson owned those criticisms however, didn't whine or go into a shell, and balled completely out all over the New Jersey Nets his next time out in response.Tristan scored 17 in the first half, added another 10 after that, and led this Cavaliers team to the hard fought victory down the stretch by playing like a top-5 overall draft pick. As a guy who's been in the...
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