Cavs’ Tristan Thompson ties career-high in rebounds vs. Hornets
The Cleveland Cavaliers got their second win of the season Tuesday, and it was a big night for center Tristan Thompson. The Cavs beat the Charlotte Hornets at home by a final score of 113-89. Thompson registered a double-double with 11 points and 21 rebounds in 28 minutes of action.
The 21 rebounds for Thompson tied a career-high mark for him.
Tristan Thompson made national news before the season started when he said the Cavs were still the team to beat in the Eastern Conference. Thompson’s bold claim has really backfired on him, as the Cavs are just 2-11 on the season.
Tuesday, though, was a throwback day for the Cavs, who had six players score in double-figures. Shooting guard Jordan Clarkson led the way with 24 points off the bench. Swingman David Nwaba pitched in 18, and Collin Sexton and Rodney Hood each had 16.
But the story of the night was Tristan Thompson, who was just a monster on the glass. The big man had eight offensive rebounds. He finished the game with a +/- of +24.
Thompson has always been one of the best rebounders since he entered the NBA back in 2011. The 27-year-old averages 8.5 rebounds for his career and is grabbing a career-high 10.2 a game this season.
The Cavs will look to make it two wins in a row when they take on the Washington Wizards on Wednesday. Thompson will have to deal with Wizards center Dwight Howard.