Thompson aims to keep getting ball with Cavs out West

Cavaliers center Tristan Thompson looks to make a move during a game against the Timberwolves.

No one is expecting Tristan Thompson to put up another career night, but the Cavaliers sure could use something similar.

Thompson is coming off a game in which he erupted for 35 points and 14 rebounds against Detroit’s Andre Drummond. The Cavs beat the Pistons on the road in overtime.

Thompson’s teammates celebrated his performance in the locker room after the game, jumping up and down as if they had just won a title. That was not a surprise. Thompson has always been a favorite of those who wear the same uniform and respected by those who play against him.

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