For the third consecutive year Healthy Buffalo took the court at Quicken Loans Arena. Team Perry brought home the gold.
Cleveland, OH- It was another massive success as over 130 Healthy Buffalo ballers took over Cleveland this past weekend. The NBA action was probably the best in the Night @ the Q series as LeBron James put on a show, scoring 41 points and leading the Cavaliers to a 127-94 victory. It was a solid win all round as the Cavs made their first 11 3-point attempts, including nine in the first quarter. The Cavaliers became the first team in NBA history to go 9 for 9 or better from behind the arc in a quarter, according to information provided to the team by the Elias Sports Bureau.
“Guys were hitting shots and we were feeding them,” Irving said. “The ball was moving. Guys were hitting each other in their shooting pockets.”
Paul Millsap scored 16 points for the Hawks, whose four-game winning streak was snapped. Millsap scored the game’s first basket, but James’ 3-pointer gave Cleveland the lead for good as the Cavaliers hit 14 of 18 from the field in the quarter.
“We had a tough game last night, a very emotional game for us,” James said. “It took a lot of energy from us, but we had a lot more tonight.”
Immediately following the NBA game, the Healthy Buffalo players took the court and divided into four teams. The teams were led by Perry Davis, John Papincak, Chas Kirsch, and El’Roy Bell and competed in a four team tournament for a set of limited edition Healthy Buffalo jerseys and shorts. Davis’s team took top honors as the combination of Nick Jarmusz and Perry Davis was too much too handle.
Overall it was an excellent weekend, with great participation. While many players are already marking their schedules for 2015, the rumor making the rounds was that something else big might be in the works in the very near future. Stay posted to www.healthybuffalo.org and make sure to sign up for our mailing list to get the news as it breaks.