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Video: Varejao beats Howard off bounce, posterizes Hill

Dec 11, 2012, 9:18 PM EDT

This was pretty emblematic of how the first half of the game went for the Lakers — their front line got outplayed. Midway through the third quarter Dwight Howard, Jordan Hill and Metta World Peace were a combined 4-of-19 shooting. And their defensive rotations were not much better.

Watch Anderson Varejao (not the most fleet-footed of players) beat Howard off the dribble and dunk all over Jordan Hill.

Not every Cavalier highlight is about Kyrie Irving. Just most of them.

  1. paulhargis53 - Dec 11, 2012 at 9:50 PM

    How much more pathetic can this get?
    9-13, losing to a 4 win team?

    The hits just keep on coming.

    Quick, make another panic move and trade Gasol…….

    This team will be lucky to make the playoffs at all.

    • dko83 - Dec 12, 2012 at 1:51 AM

      I actually kind of they do just so we can see another Dallas type of series where babies just start throwing around flagrants because they are getting run out of the gym so bad..

    • loungefly74 - Dec 12, 2012 at 7:59 AM

      It might be a necessary move to trade Gasol. When the franchise invests this much into the season…its “go big or go broke”…which may mean trading a big piece. this team is just not trying…they are lethargic. this season may be the greatest epic fail for the Laker franchise.

  2. uscthom78 - Dec 11, 2012 at 9:59 PM

    Still waiting for that lying LA sportscaster John Ireland to make good on his bet after the lakers lost the last time in Cleveland. He said he would quit his job and walk from Cleveland to LA. What a lying piece of crap.

  3. isujames - Dec 11, 2012 at 10:08 PM

    Lakers stinking up the place.

  4. jhuck92 - Dec 11, 2012 at 10:16 PM

    So glad varejao is on my fantasy team

  5. tiennguyen645 - Dec 11, 2012 at 10:41 PM

    Any team can beat the ,LAKER

  6. timb12 - Dec 11, 2012 at 11:21 PM

    If they trade Pau for some shooters and defensive specialist then they might be good. But that’s a tall asking price for Pau and I don’t know of a team that has those players.

  7. boctavious - Dec 11, 2012 at 11:30 PM

    Yeah Cavs!!! Haha loving the laker misery.

  8. clevelandschronic2 - Dec 11, 2012 at 11:40 PM

    I screamed when i saw this live. Varejao is on a Fk’in rampage so far this year. Kyrie burned a few people tonight even with that splint on his finger all in all glad my cavs beat this sorry ass team. I been sayin this team is overrated and overhyped and this was only further proof.

    Ps Clippers run LA Now

  9. ljl2 - Dec 11, 2012 at 11:47 PM

    “Not the most fleet-footed of players” – are you serious? Just because he looks doppy doesn’t mean that his feet aren’t great. How do you think he plays such good defense and is able to swoop in for so many rebounds? Guy has great feet. Don’t be a hater.

    • savvybynature - Dec 12, 2012 at 1:16 AM

      I really think it has more to do with positioning, understanding angles and understanding the game of basketball than it does fleet footedness, but I’m thumbsing you up anyway because Varejao doesn’t get the respect he deserves.

      • ljl2 - Dec 12, 2012 at 3:36 PM

        He does a pretty good job covering guards on the perimeter on switches for it just being angle and positioning…

  10. glink123 - Dec 12, 2012 at 12:40 AM

    meanwhile, Phil Jackson is smiling somewhere.

  11. zblott - Dec 12, 2012 at 1:15 AM

    Hill getting dunked on is one thing, but to have two All-Stars with all sorts of defensive accolades to their names right in the vicinity who could have put forth some effort to do something about it and to basically just watch (Howard & Bryant) shows how much the Laker woes are indeed trickling from the top-down.

  12. funktron2x - Dec 12, 2012 at 2:40 AM

    Now, Jordan Hill is my boy, fellow Wildcat and all…. But this is beyond epic. Varejao is hilarious. Varejao is awesome.

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