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Cavs Preseason: Dion Waiters struggles in Game 2, Byron Scott scolds

Cleveland Cavaliers' rookie Dion Waiters was benched in the second half after miscue on a set play.

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-US PRESSWIRE - Presswire

Cleveland Cavaliers Head Coach Byron Scott was not happy with his team's focus in a 97-80 exhibition loss to the Milwaukee Bucks on Tuesday, particularly that of rookie Dion Waiters.

Scott told Sam Amico of FoxSportsOhio:

"He struggled offensively big-time," Cavs coach Byron Scott said of Waiters. "I took him out in the second half because I drew up a play, and he messed it up. To me that was a lack of focus so I figured he didn't need to play the rest of the game."

In his second game with the Cavaliers, Waiters had two points, three assists and four turnovers on 1-of-7 shooting from the field in 14 minutes. Waiters, who has come off the bench in both of the team's pre-season games, was selected fourth overall by the Cavaliers in the 2012 NBA Draft.

Scott also scolded rookie Tyler Zeller and waiver acquisition Jon Leuer for their mistakes on the court and lack of focus in the game.

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