Last night’s triumph of the Cavaliers against the Raptors, the new suprise of the East, shows that, in extremis, the Ohio squad have put on the batteries and have activated the playoff chip in time.
In this last assault, due to the loss of George Hill, José Calderón had to step in from the position as one of the big players: 19 points, 4 rebounds, 4 assists, 2 steals and 1 stopper in 26 minutes.
“He’s an intelligent player”, LeBron James pointed out in the post-game before the Fox Sports reporter’s question. “I know since … I’ve played for many years against the Spanish national team … They produce players with a great basketball intelligence. Look at Gasol, look at Rubio, look at José [Calderón] … The list goes on and on. They have a great intelligence to play this sport. That has allowed José to be in this league for so long. Whatever his numbers are, he’s a great professional. “