After supplying another exemplary effort in what has become an almost endless string of them Anderson Varejao spoke mostly of disappointment. The Brazilian became the first Cavalier since Carlos Boozer in 2004 to record a 20-point, 20-rebound game, yet he wanted another comeback win so badly on a night his club fell to Boston, 93-90. "It was good to have a game like that, but we didn't take care of home court," said Varejao as the Cavaliers fell to 3-5 at The Q. "We have to win more games at home. It was tough loss." He scored a season-high 20 points and grabbed a career-high 20 rebounds -- including a personal-best 10 offensive boards – and he was thinking of how the team let down its fans. I have a confession: After spending five years of covering NHL games from Vancouver to Stockholm, I had forgotten how good Varejao is and how valuable he is to the Cavaliers.
With each gritty performance Anderson Varejao's value to the Cavaliers -- as well as others -- grows
Cleveland Plain Dealer | Feb 1