Cleveland Cavaliers guards Derrick Rose and Dwyane Wade continue to turn heads with their stellar play since coming to The Land on minimum deals.
The Cavs fell to the Indiana Pacers in their second exhibition game, 106-102, Friday evening but Rose and Wade put on a show in the first half and seem to be fitting in well with their new teammates.
Wade finished with 20 points on 10-of-14 shooting from the field in 22 minutes and the future Hall-of-Famer even turned back the clock with a reverse baseline dunk — showing he still has some bounce in his step.
At the Cavs’ shootaround earlier in the day, guard J.R. Smith told reporters he can’t believe the Cavs got Rose for so cheap ($2.1 million). The former MVP has been the best player in Cleveland’s training camp practices, according to players and coaches, and the positive Rose vibes should be steady all season if he stays healthy.
Rose scored 15 points on 5-of-8 shooting versus the Pacers while dishing out three assists in his 14 minutes.
As usual, Rose was a blur in transition and couldn’t be stopped from getting to his spots on the floor. Rose even went 2-of-2 from beyond the arc, a shot he has been working on tirelessly.