July 17, 2012; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers guard Dion Waiters (3) drives to the basket as Phoenix Suns forward Matt Howard (54) defends during the game at the Thomas and Mack Center. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-US PRESSWIRE

NBA Summer League 2012: Cavs Wrap Up Las Vegas Event With 3-2 Record

Although he did not take part in the final two games, Dion Waiters helped lead the Cavaliers to a 3-2 Summer League record this year in Las Vegas.

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NBA Summer League 2012: Cleveland Blows Out New York In Finale, 98-64

The Cleveland Cavaliers concluded their five-game Summer League quest in Las Vegas on Friday afternoon with a huge win, as a Dion Waiters-less squad took down a woeful New York Knicks team in blowout fashion, 98-64.

Sitting out his second straight game with a sore knee, Waiters had to watch from the sidelines while his teammates soared out to a 26-12 advantage over the now-winless Knicks in the opening quarter, and proceeded to never look back. Forward Tristan Thompson led the way offensively with a team-high 13 points on 5-for-7 shooting, despite, rather miraculously, playing a team-low 12 minutes in the game.

Each of the12 Cavs players who set foot on the floor managed to score at least three points, while all except for guards Donald Sloan and D.J. Kennedy were able to create contact and get to the foul line at least once. First-round pick Tyler Zeller also capped off an impressive summer in Vegas on Friday, as the former North Carolina big man recorded 12 points and five rebounds before exiting after just over 12 minutes of action.

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NBA Summer League 2012: Cavs Take Down D-League Select Team, 94-88

The Cleveland Cavaliers picked up their first Summer League victory on Monday night, as rookie forward Tyler Zeller poured in 19 points to lead his team to a 94-88 win over the D-League Select Team.

Zeller and teammate Donald Sloan each tallied 19 points for the Cavs, while No. 5 overall pick Dion Waiters once again struggled with his shot in the win. Waiters finished 4-for-14 from the field to pull his Summer League shooting percentage down to 28%. And although he did manage to chip in 11 points, he was quite tentative from the perimter and only attempted one shot (a miss) from three-point range.

Undrafted Cavs rookie T.J. Campbell also made a bit of noise off the bench with 11 points in just 19 minutes. The 5-foot-9 rookie from Portland is hopeful that he can continue to impress coaches with his scoring ability this summer and possibly land a roster spot.

Next up for the Cavs is a Tuesday date with the Phoenix Suns at Las Vegas' Thomas and Mack Center.

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NBA Summer League 2012: Cleveland Falls To Charlotte In Opener, 68-64

The Cleveland Cavaliers opened up their 2012 Summer League schedule with a frustrating 67-64 loss to the Charlotte Bobcats on Sunday night after collapsing down the stretch.

With the Cavs holding a one-point lead late after dominating much of the game, a floater by Charlotte point guard Kemba Walker with 6.4 seconds remaining pulled the Bobcats into the lead, which appeared to set the table for a possible game-winning shot attempt for Cleveland. But after being trapped by defenders, rookie Dion Waiters proceeded to call a frantic timeout that his team did not have, which resulted in a game-ending technical foul and sucked the tension out of the building.

Obviously benefiting from the lack of a foul limit was Waiters' fellow rookie Tyler Zeller, who finished with 14 points, five rebounds and seven fouls. While Waiters struggled with his shot and was just 3-for-11 from the field, Zeller's 5-for-9 performance was a very promising sign as the young but frail North Carolina big man assimilates to the NBA game.

Next up for the Cavs is an intriguing Monday showdown with the NBA D-League Select Team in Las Vegas.

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