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Steve Blake posts second career triple-double in Wednesday's whopping of the Cavs in Cleveland. Blake finished with 11 points, 10 rebounds, and 15 assists.
Blake's performance, a night after going 0-for-2 from the floor in his first game back from injury, went off in his second game back, which is more of an indication of how poor of a defensive team the Cavs are then it is anything else. So, do not read too much into Blake's breakout game and look for the trifecta in the Cavs next game against the Wizards, meaning the third point guard to post a triple-double against them in as many games.ANALYST: Michael Pichan
Marlon Byrd went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in a 5-2 loss to the Indians on Sunday.
The home run was already Byrd’s ninth this season and it brought his RBI total to 24 through 40 games. He’s striking out in over 27 percent of his at-bats, but that’s on par with his strikeout rate from the past two seasons. The .203 batting average leaves a lot to be desired, but the .434 slugging percentage is pretty impressive for the 37-year-old veteran. Interestingly, six of his nine blasts have come away from the home run friendly Great American Ballpark. Analysis: Kevin Luchansky