Cavs remain scary – beat Boston without Lebron

It’s not that scary…LBJ has a strained pectoral, and should be back Friday. This team’s defense is already a big story, and Luke Jackson again surprised everyone, leading the team with 14 points, in the 96-86 victory. Mike Brown on the defense

“It’s a preseason game, and I don’t care if we win or lose, but the things I look at are effort, help, communication and trust on the defensive end of the floor,” Brown said. “I saw some of those things tonight. . . . as long as their effort is there, we’ll always have a chance to win.”

It’ll be good for the team to have some on the floor experience without LBJ. Bench production was terrible last year, and Lebron played way too many minutes. Maybe this injury has a silver lining.

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