Originally posted on Fox Sports Ohio  |  Last updated 1/15/13
When Dion Waiters has a night like this, it gives you hope. Yes, the Cavaliers dumped a 124-118 decision to the host Sacramento Kings on Monday night. Yes, they treated defense like some sort of nasty shellfish allergy. And yes, the Cavs were swept by a team that has one eye on the door, as the franchise gears for a move out of town. But Waiters, man, that was something else. And its not just that Waiters scored a game-high 33 points. Its how he went about it. He went 12-for-18 from the field. He threw some pinpoint passes in traffic to finish with a team-high five assists. He looked extremely determined one a night when too many other Cavs just sort of stood around and watched. My favorite thing about Waiters night, however, was the fact he took just three three-pointers (and made them all, by the way). A lot of folks think Waiters settles too often, and a lot of folks are correct. Clearly, its easy for Waiters to fall in love with standing behind the arc and letting em fly....
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