While the San Antonio Spurs will face the Cleveland Cavaliers at the Quicken Loans Arena there will be at least one familiar face waiting for them tonight.
Cavaliers small forward and former Spur Alonzo Gee will be getting the starting job tonight against his former team and after the Spurs big loss to the Memphis Grizzlies last night, Gee knows the Spurs will be quite upset:
“They’re going to be pretty upset,” Gee said of the Spurs. “They’re going to be fired up to come in and play hard and try to get a win so they’re going to be ready to play tonight.”
“It was going to be tough regardless of whether they won or lost. We’ve just got to be ready to play and just come and give 100 percent.” (cleveland.com)
Gee started the season with the Spurs but was released and has done a solid job for the Cavaliers off the bench. This season he has averaged 3.5 points, 2.3 rebounds, started six games for Cleveland. He has posted season-highs in scoring with 12 points against the Los Angeles Lakers and Denver Nuggets.
Cavaliers head coach Byron Scott had this to say about Gee and his development:
“He’s not as nervous or thinking as much offensively,” Scott said. “He’s just kind of going with the flow of the game. When he has his opportunities to take it to the basket or take a jump shot he has done that, so I think he’s been pretty patient offensively, but aggressive as well. That’s something I want him to continue to do.”