The Cavaliers lost last night a a team who is much better than they are. There is no harm in that. The Cavaliers once again showed up for the game and played hard, but they just didn’t have enough to pull out the victory.
Christian Skyenga did not have a particularly good performace. He played 16 minutes, going 1-5 from the field, including 1-2 from three point range. He did extend his three point made streak to 7 in a row before missing on his 2nd attempt. He also had 3 rebounds, a steal and 2 assists, scoring 3 points in the game.
The 3 points moved him into a tie for 173rd place with Bryant Stith on the Cavalier All-Time Scoring List:
Bryant Stith is the all time leading scorer for the University of Virginia with 2,516 points. He was the 13th pick of the 1992 draft by the Denver Nuggets. He was a solid player for the Nuggets.
In his 2nd thru 5th season, he played 297 games (starting 262 of those games) and scored 3,827 points (12.9 ppg). After those season he saw his playing time decrease each season until he was traded to the Celtics before the 2000-01 season. The Celtics gave him solid playing time as he started 73 of the 78 games he played that season.
He responded with 9.7 points per game. After the season he signed with the Cavaliers where he spent one season, averaging 4.2 points per game. He retired after that one year with the Cavaliers.
Stay tuned on Tuesday night as Skyenga almost assuredly will keep moving up the All-Time Scoring list.