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Cavs vs. Clippers: Dion Waiters breaks out in thrilling road win

After being selected third overall in the 2012 NBA draft, Dion Waiters is averaging 16.2 points per game in his first four contests.

Jeff Gross

In an impressive victory road victory for the Cleveland Cavaliers, shooting guard Dion Waiters led the way with 28 points. Here's what Conrad Kaczmarek at Fear the Sword had to say:

Dion Waiters broke out in a huge way, hitting a ridiculous array of three pointers to pour in 28 points. Waiters made 7 of his 11 three point attempts. The Cavaliers backcourt combined for 52 points, while their ages combined comes out to just 40. I think we saw a glimpse of the future tonight.

In his first three NBA contests, Waiters had averaged just 12.3 points per game, but he and point guard Kyrie Irving showed encouraging chemistry on Monday night. Irving had 23 points and 10 assists.

After the game, coach Byron Scott was asked to respond to similarities between Kyrie Irving and Clippers point guard Chris Paul. Said Scott, "There's no doubt in his mind that he has ultimate confidence, that he's gonna make something happen."

The Cavs are now 2-2, and fans are very encouraged by the back court of the future. Cleveland selected Waiters and Irving in the first round of the 2012 and 2011 NBA drafts.

Photographs by spatulated, Triple Tri, and chrischappelear used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.