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Cavs’ C.J. Miles throws it down over Pacers’ Orlando Johnson (VIDEO)

Nov 3, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

The names in the headline may not be all that familiar, but the highlight is just as worthy as those featuring the game’s biggest stars.

Early on in the Pacers’ win over the Cavaliers on Saturday, C.J. Miles got loose on the fast break. Orlando Johnson was back and decided to contest, and it’s worth wondering if he might have forgotten that Miles was left-handed here, considering the way he allowed him to go that way before elevating to finish the slam in transition.

  1. davidly - Nov 3, 2013 at 11:38 AM

    Good hustle, Orlando. You’ll get it next time.

    • stadix093 - Nov 3, 2013 at 11:56 AM

      Yeah it’s just as impressive that he went for it. More guys should try that hard.

  2. thenew013 - Nov 3, 2013 at 12:02 PM

    thats nice but they still lost :\

  3. davidly - Nov 3, 2013 at 12:11 PM

    Apologies in advance, Kurt. I promise I won’t be doing this every time, but last night featured some pretty stellar stuff, so…

    A+
    Indiana Pacers Bench defense.
    In spite of having only 2, 4, and 4 points respectively, Ian Mahinmi, Donald Sloan, and Luis Scola were +11, +12, and +13.

    A+
    Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors.
    Our host Kurt Helin’s prospective shooter for the ages did one again. He gets a top grade in spite of his 7 turnovers. How? Easy. 5 of 8 three pointers and 12 assists. Do you really wanna guard this guy? Better lace up your sneaks.

    A+
    Michael Carter-Williams, Philadelphia 76ers.
    What’s not to like about his guy? At only three games into his rookie season, he already deserves a hyphenated moniker–and since he’s at the top of the league list of thieves, I’ll tack his jersey number on it. He gets the plus attached to his grade because he hit his two threes when it mattered most. He gets the A because he led all scorers and had 10 assists. He gets the moniker MC-W1 because, in leading his team to it’s second Lineal Title defense after knocking off last year’s champs on opening night, he is showing–at least in this stage of his career–Mike Can Win One. And that’s the only way you can: one game at a time.

    A
    Paul George & Lance Stephenson, Indiana Pacers.
    They had a 15-30 night (8 of 13 from out yonder) racking up 43 of the team’s 89 points. Just as importantly, George snagged 13 boards, and don’t look now, but he’s at the top of the scorer’s table with a round 28 PPG.

    B
    Houston Rockets.
    With this squad on the court, ignore Jeremy Lin at your peril.

    C
    Rudy Gay, Toronto Raptors.
    Not much to write home about, but a certain Gay guy grabbed 15 of the Toronto’s 60 rebounds in a road win for the Raptors… and there ain’t nothin’ wrong with-that!

    • Kurt Helin - Nov 3, 2013 at 3:55 PM

      You can do it as much as you want, I can only do so many a night.

  4. moseskkim - Nov 3, 2013 at 12:42 PM

    Should’ve called the travel.. Takes a step right then starts dribbling

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