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January 30, 2020- Cleveland Cavaliers vanquished by Toronto Raptors

During Thursday evening’s face-off, the Cleveland Cavaliers were defeated by the Toronto Raptors 109-115 at home in Cleveland, OH at the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. All players on the Cavaliers were active for the game. Simultaneously, All players on the Raptors were active for the game. With the loss, the Cavaliers drop down to 13-36 in the regular season and to 0-3 versus the Raptors in the series.

For the Cavaliers, Kevin Love added a team-high 23 points, scoring 8/13 (61.5%) from the field and 6/9 (66.7%) from deep in 32:42. Additionally, Love also got 5 rebounds and got 4 assists. Tristan Thompson had 2 points, albeit he struggled making his shot fall, shooting 1/4 (25.0%) from the field in 26:33. Additionally, Thompson also got a useful team-high 12 rebounds. Collin Sexton scored a team-high 23 points, shooting 9/17 (52.9%) from the field in 32:52. Sexton also dished 4 assists. Darius Garland boasted 16 points in 35:16, shooting 7/16 (43.8%) from the field. In addition to points, Garland also got a team-high 8 assists and got 5 rebounds. Other noteworthy efforts were achieved by Cedi Osman (who had 5 rebounds and dished out 4 assists), Larry Nance Jr. (who added 9 rebounds), and John Henson (who added 5 rebounds).

On the Raptors, Serge Ibaka boasted a team-high 26 points in 33:13, going 10/14 (71.4%) from the field and 3/6 (50.0%) from three. Fred VanVleet scored 8 points, albeit he struggled making baskets, shooting 3/13 (23.1%) from the field in 36:32. In addition to his points, VanVleet also dished out an elegant team-high 12 assists and added a team-high 7 rebounds. Other significant performances included Pascal Siakam (who got 19 points, added 5 steals, and pulled down 5 rebounds),Kyle Lowry (who gained 23 points, pulled down 5 rebounds, dished an elegant 5 assists, and swiped 3 steals), and Norman Powell (who added 16 points and managed to pull down 5 rebounds).

1st Quarter

The 1st Quarter kicked off with no major issues as the Cavaliers went 6/12 from the field and 2/7 from deep in the first half of the quarter for a total of 14 points. Shooting Guard Collin Sexton was a major contributor in this good start as he had 4 points on 2/4 shooting (0/1 from the three point mark). Sexton also passed out 1 assist, added 1 block, and managed to pull down 1 rebound in addition to his points. In contrast, the Raptors struggled in the beginning, shooting 4/9 from the field and 0/2 from three for a total of 11 points. Power Forward Pascal Siakam was included in those on the Raptors who had a slow start to the quarter, shooting 0/2 from the field and 0/1 from deep for 2 points. Center Serge Ibaka gained 4 points, swiped 1 steal, and managed to pull down 1 rebound.

Despite the decent start to the 1st Quarter, the Cavaliers had trouble shooting to close out the period, boasting 12 points while going 4/9 from the field and 2/5 from three. The Raptors, simultaneously, had no trouble finishing out the period, boasting 20 points on 7/13 shooting (3/6 from deep). The 1st Quarter ended with the Cavaliers trailing the Raptors by 5 points (26-31). Kevin Love was the most substantial contributor of the quarter, scoring 8 points. On the Raptors, Serge Ibaka scored 7 points.

2nd Quarter

The 2nd Quarter opened as expected as the Cavaliers went 6/12 from the field and 0/3 from three in the first half of the quarter for a total of 15 points. Dante Exum was an important contributor in this decent start as he scored 7 points on 3/5 shooting (0/1 from deep). On the other hand, the Raptors struggled at the start of the quarter, scoring 4/12 from the field and 0/3 from deep for a total of 10 points. Shooting Guard Fred VanVleet was one of the players on the Raptors who had a slow start to the quarter, shooting 0/4 from the field and 0/1 from three for no points. Patrick McCaw gained 4 points, had 1 steal, and added 1 rebound. Chris Boucher boasted 4 points.

Despite the reasonable start to the 2nd Quarter, the Cavaliers had trouble scoring to finish the period, gaining 11 points while going 4/12 from the field and 1/5 from three. The Raptors, at the same time, faced no issues while closing out the period, scoring 15 points on 6/11 shooting (1/3 from the three point mark). The 2nd Quarter closed with the Cavaliers down by 4 points (52-56). Dante Exum was the biggest contributor of the quarter, scoring 7 points. On the Raptors, OG Anunoby scored 7 points.

3rd Quarter

The 3rd Quarter launched with a shootout as the Cavaliers went 7/13 from the field and 3/5 from the three point mark in the first half of the quarter for a total of 18 points. Power Forward Kevin Love was a key player in this principled start as he recorded 7 points on 2/3 shooting (2/2 from the three point mark). Love also got 1 rebound in addition to points. Shooting Guard Collin Sexton was also a prime player in the beginning of the quarter, added 7 points while shooting 3/4 (1/2 from deep).The Raptors had no issues as well in the first half of the quarter, making 8/11 from the field and 2/2 from three for a total of 18 points. Point Guard Kyle Lowry was an important contributor in this great start for the Raptors as he got 10 points on 4/5 shooting (2/2 from the three point mark). In addition, Lowry also managed to pull down 1 rebound.

Despite the decent start to the 3rd Quarter, the Cavaliers struggled scoring to round out the period, adding 6 points while going 2/8 from the field and 1/4 from three. The Raptors, concurrently, had no trouble finishing out the period, gaining 14 points on 4/6 shooting (3/5 from the three point mark). The 3rd Quarter closed with the Cavaliers trailing the Raptors by 12 points (76-88). Kyle Lowry was the most substantial contributor of the quarter, scoring 14 points. On the Cavaliers, Kevin Love scored 7 points.

4th Quarter

Trailing the Raptors, the Cavaliers were persistent as they went 6/13 from the field and 2/3 from three in the first half of the quarter for a total of 14 points. Kevin Porter Jr. was a critical contributor in this principled start as he added 5 points on 2/4 shooting (1/2 from deep). Furthermore, Porter Jr. also managed to pull down 2 rebounds. Larry Nance Jr. was also a prime contributor in the beginning of the quarter, gained 5 points while shooting 2/5 (1/1 from three).Nance Jr. also managed to pull down 2 rebounds in addition to his points. In comparison, the Raptors had trouble in the first half of the quarter, scoring 4/12 from the field and 0/5 from deep for a total of 9 points. Shooting Guard Fred VanVleet was included in those on the Raptors who floundered at the beginning of the quarter, shooting 1/4 from the field and 0/2 from the three point mark for 2 points. Center Serge Ibaka got 3 points.

After the sound start to the 4th Quarter, the Cavaliers continued the effort to round off the quarter, adding 19 points while going 7/11 from the field and 2/4 from deep. The Raptors, at the same time, struggled while finishing up the period, gaining 18 points on 4/10 shooting (3/6 from the three point mark). The Cavaliers lost to the Raptors 109-115. Norman Powell was the largest contributor of the quarter, scoring 10 points. On the Cavaliers, Larry Nance Jr. scored 9 points.

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January 28, 2020- Cleveland Cavaliers lose to New Orleans Pelicans

The Cleveland Cavaliers were beat by the New Orleans Pelicans 111-125 at home in Cleveland, OH at the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse during Tuesday evening’s matchup. All players on the Cavaliers were active for the game. At the same time, The Pelicans had no inactive players for the game. With the defeat, the Cavaliers fall to 13-35 in the regular season and to 0-1 versus the Pelicans in the series.

For the Cavaliers, Collin Sexton scored a team-high 24 points in 31:47, going 9/20 (45.0%) from the field. In addition to points, Sexton also added 4 assists. Larry Nance Jr. had 17 points in 25:39, shooting 6/10 (60.0%) from the field. Additionally, Nance Jr. also pulled down an elegant team-high 11 rebounds and added a team-high 7 assists. Other key contributors included Cedi Osman (who dished 4 assists),Kevin Love (who managed to pull down an elegant 6 rebounds),Tristan Thompson (who had an elegant 9 rebounds), Kevin Porter Jr. (who recorded 21 points), Alfonzo McKinnie (who got an elegant 5 rebounds), and Matthew Dellavedova (who passed out 4 assists).

For the Pelicans, Zion Williamson boasted 14 points in 29:45, scoring 7/13 (53.8%) from the field. Williamson also had a team-high 9 rebounds. Jrue Holiday boasted a team-high 28 points in 33:12, scoring 10/16 (62.5%) from the field and 3/7 (42.9%) from three. Additionally, Holiday also dished a team-high 8 assists, pulled off a solid 4 blocks, and grabbed 3 steals. Additional pivotal efforts were achieved by Brandon Ingram (who had 24 points and made 6 assists),Derrick Favors (who pulled down 8 rebounds),Lonzo Ball (who had 8 rebounds and got 7 assists), and JJ Redick (who scored 15 points).

1st Quarter

The 1st Quarter began with no major issues as the Cavaliers shot 5/11 from the field and 2/5 from deep in the first half of the quarter for a total of 14 points. Small Forward Cedi Osman was a critical player in this decent start as he boasted 5 points on 2/3 shooting (1/2 from the three point mark). In addition to points, Osman also dished out 2 assists and had 3 rebounds. Power Forward Kevin Love was also a vital contributor in the beginning of the quarter, had 5 points while shooting 2/3 (1/2 from three).In like manner, the Pelicans also had no issues in the first half of the quarter, making 6/13 from the field and 2/6 from deep for a total of 15 points. Shooting Guard Jrue Holiday was a major player in this decent start for the Pelicans as he boasted 6 points on 2/3 shooting (1/2 from the three point mark). Holiday also got 1 assist, pulled off 1 block, and added 1 rebound in addition to points. Small Forward Brandon Ingram gained 5 points, dished out 1 assist, and grabbed 1 steal.

After the good start to the 1st Quarter, the Cavaliers continued to show more of the same to round out the period, gaining 20 points while going 8/14 from the field and 2/4 from the three point mark. The Pelicans also faced no issues while finishing up the period, adding 25 points on 9/13 shooting (5/6 from deep). The 1st Quarter closed with the Cavaliers down by 6 points (34-40). Brandon Ingram was the most substantial contributor of the quarter, scoring 15 points. On the Cavaliers, Kevin Porter Jr. scored 8 points.

2nd Quarter

The 2nd Quarter was set off with the Cavaliers struggling to get things going, recording 4/13 from the field and 0/3 from the three point mark in the first half of the quarter for a total of 14 points. At the same time, the Pelicans performed well in the first half of the quarter, scoring 5/10 from the field and 2/5 from three for a total of 15 points. JJ Redick was a critical player in this reasonable start for the Pelicans as he gained 6 points on 1/2 shooting (1/2 from three). Furthermore, Redick also had 2 rebounds.

After the pitiful start to the 2nd Quarter, the Cavaliers continued the poor shooting effort to finish the quarter, gaining 17 points while going 5/12 from the field and 2/6 from three. The Pelicans, simultaneously, had no trouble finishing up the period, boasting 19 points on 7/11 shooting (0/2 from deep). The 2nd Quarter ended with the Cavaliers down by 9 points (65-74). Collin Sexton was the biggest contributor of the quarter, scoring 11 points. On the Pelicans, Frank Jackson scored 7 points.

3rd Quarter

The Cavaliers had a rough go at the start of the 3rd Quarter, scoring 3/14 from the field and 2/4 from deep in the first half of the quarter for a total of 8 points. Center Tristan Thompson was among those who had issues at the start of the quarter, shooting 0/3 from the field and 0/0 from the three point mark for no points. Power Forward Kevin Love gained 3 points, got 1 assist, and pulled down 2 rebounds. Point Guard Collin Sexton added 3 points and passed out 1 assist. In contrast, the Pelicans performed well at the start of the quarter, making 8/10 from the field and 1/1 from deep for a total of 18 points. Shooting Guard Jrue Holiday was an important player in this excellent start for the Pelicans as he got 7 points on 3/4 shooting (1/1 from the three point mark). Holiday also added 1 assist, made 2 blocks, and swiped 1 steal in addition to his points. Small Forward Brandon Ingram gained 5 points, got 3 assists, had 1 steal, and managed to grab 1 rebound.

Despite the bad start to the 3rd Quarter, the Cavaliers corrected their shooting to round out the period, adding 17 points while going 7/11 from the field and 2/5 from deep. The Pelicans, meanwhile, struggled while closing up the period, recording 12 points on 3/9 shooting (1/6 from the three point mark). The 3rd Quarter finished with the Cavaliers trailing the Pelicans by 14 points (90-104). Jrue Holiday was the most substantial contributor of the quarter, scoring 9 points. On the Cavaliers, Kevin Porter Jr. scored 8 points.

4th Quarter

Down by 14, the Cavaliers remained committed as they shot 5/11 from the field and 0/3 from deep in the first half of the quarter for a total of 10 points. Larry Nance Jr. was a crucial player in this reasonable start as he scored 8 points on 4/5 shooting (0/0 from three). Nance Jr. also had 2 rebounds in addition to his points. On the other hand, the Pelicans had trouble in the beginning, making 4/12 from the field and 1/7 from deep for a total of 9 points. Nicolo Melli was one of the players on the Pelicans who had issues at the start of the quarter, shooting 2/4 from the field and 1/3 from deep for 5 points. Nicolo Melli gained 5 points and got 2 rebounds.

After the reasonable start to the 4th Quarter, the Cavaliers continued to play well to round out the period, adding 11 points while going 5/11 from the field and 1/4 from the three point mark. The Pelicans also faced no issues while finishing up the period, scoring 12 points on 5/10 shooting (1/1 from the three point mark). The Cavaliers lost to the Pelicans 111-125. Larry Nance Jr. was the biggest contributor of the quarter, scoring 11 points. On the Pelicans, Nicolo Melli scored 8 points.

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January 27, 2020- Cleveland Cavaliers defeat Detroit Pistons

During Monday evening’s face-off, the Cleveland Cavaliers defeated the Detroit Pistons 115-100 away at the Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, MI. Everyone was active for the Cavaliers. Simultaneously, Inactive players for the Pistons included Derrick Rose. With the victory, the Cavaliers improve to 13-34 in the regular season and to 2-2 vs. the Pistons in the series.

For the Cavaliers, Tristan Thompson boasted 17 points, going 7/8 (87.5%) from the field in 26:29. Additionally, Thompson also got a valuable team-high 11 rebounds. Collin Sexton added a team-high 23 points in 38:29, scoring 10/19 (52.6%) from the field. Additionally, Sexton also got a team-high 5 assists. Additional critical performances included Cedi Osman (who got 5 rebounds and dished out 4 assists),Kevin Love (who added 20 points and managed to pull down 7 rebounds),Darius Garland (who added 4 assists), Kevin Porter Jr. (who swiped 3 steals), Larry Nance Jr. (who had 5 rebounds), Alfonzo McKinnie (who boasted 15 points), and John Henson (who added 6 rebounds).

For the Pistons, Andre Drummond boasted 15 points in 32:12, shooting 7/12 (58.3%) from the field. In addition to points, Drummond also pulled down a team-high 8 rebounds, dished out 4 assists, and grabbed 3 steals. Reggie Jackson boasted a team-high 16 points, shooting 6/14 (42.9%) from the field and 3/5 (60.0%) from deep in 25:04. Bruce Brown boasted 8 points, shooting 3/3 (100%) from the field in 25:55. Additionally, Brown also dished out a team-high 6 assists. Other pivotal contributors included Thon Maker (who grabbed 6 rebounds) and Christian Wood (who had 6 rebounds).

1st Quarter

The 1st Quarter started as expected as the Cavaliers shot 6/11 from the field and 2/3 from deep in the first half of the quarter for a total of 14 points. Power Forward Kevin Love was a major contributor in this good start as he got 8 points on 3/4 shooting (2/3 from three). In addition to his points, Love also pulled down 2 rebounds. In contrast, the Pistons struggled in the beginning, scoring 5/13 from the field and 1/5 from three for a total of 12 points. Small Forward Sekou Doumbouya was included in those on the Pistons who had a sluggish start to the quarter, shooting 0/1 from the field and 0/1 from the three point mark for no points. Center Andre Drummond recorded 6 points, got 1 assist, had 2 steals, and grabbed 3 rebounds.

Despite the good start to the 1st Quarter, the Cavaliers had trouble scoring to round off the quarter, boasting 10 points while going 4/12 from the field and 0/3 from deep. The Pistons also had trouble finishing up the period, recording 11 points on 5/14 shooting (1/5 from three). The 1st Quarter closed with the Cavaliers trailing the Pistons by 1 point (24-23). Kevin Love was the most substantial contributor of the quarter, scoring 8 points. On the Pistons, Andre Drummond scored 8 points.

2nd Quarter

The Cavaliers struggled at the beginning of the 2nd Quarter, going 4/13 from the field and 1/5 from deep in the first half of the quarter for a total of 9 points. John Henson was one player who had issues at the start of the quarter, shooting 1/3 from the field and 0/1 from deep for 2 points. Power Forward Kevin Love added 3 points and got 1 rebound. The Pistons had trouble in similar fashion at the start of the period, making 2/8 from the field and 1/4 from the three point mark for a total of 5 points. Shooting Guard Svi Mykhailiuk was included in those on the Pistons who had issues at the start of the quarter, shooting 1/4 from the field and 1/3 from deep for 3 points. Shooting Guard Svi Mykhailiuk got 3 points and got 1 rebound.

Despite the dismal start to the 2nd Quarter, the Cavaliers revitalized their shooting to finish the quarter, boasting 20 points while going 7/12 from the field and 3/4 from three. The Pistons also had no trouble closing out the period, adding 17 points on 7/14 shooting (2/4 from deep). The 2nd Quarter finished with the Cavaliers trailing the Pistons by 8 points (53-45). Kevin Love was the largest contributor of the quarter, scoring 12 points. On the Pistons, Svi Mykhailiuk scored 5 points.

3rd Quarter

The 3rd Quarter opened with a fast pace as the Cavaliers shot 8/12 from the field and 1/2 from the three point mark in the first half of the quarter for a total of 18 points. Shooting Guard Collin Sexton was a crucial player in this good start as he added 8 points on 4/5 shooting (0/0 from three). Kevin Porter Jr. had 5 points and added 1 steal. The Pistons performed well in similar fashion in the first half of the quarter, scoring 5/9 from the field and 3/6 from three for a total of 15 points. Shooting Guard Svi Mykhailiuk was an important contributor in this reasonable start for the Pistons as he added 5 points on 2/2 shooting (1/1 from deep). Point Guard Reggie Jackson was also a vital contributor in the beginning of the quarter, got 5 points while shooting 2/4 (1/2 from the three point mark).

After the good start to the 3rd Quarter, the Cavaliers continued the effort to close out the period, scoring 18 points while going 8/13 from the field and 1/1 from three. The Pistons, concurrently, had issues finishing up the period, gaining 12 points on 4/11 shooting (2/7 from deep). The 3rd Quarter finished with the Cavaliers trailing the Pistons by 17 points (89-72). Collin Sexton was the main contributor of the quarter, scoring 10 points. On the Pistons, Svi Mykhailiuk scored 5 points.

4th Quarter

The Cavaliers had trouble getting things going at the beginning of the 4th Quarter, scoring 6/14 from the field and 1/4 from three in the first half of the quarter for a total of 14 points. Alfonzo McKinnie was one player who had a sluggish start to the quarter, shooting 1/3 from the field and 1/2 from the three point mark for 4 points. Shooting Guard Collin Sexton got 4 points. Larry Nance Jr. added 4 points, pulled off 1 block, and got 1 steal. Alfonzo McKinnie scored 4 points and had 1 rebound. At the same time, the Pistons performed well in the first half of the quarter, scoring 3/6 from the field and 1/2 from the three point mark for a total of 9 points. Christian Wood was a crucial contributor in this good start for the Pistons as he added 4 points on 1/2 shooting (0/0 from three). In addition to his points, Wood also had 2 rebounds.

Despite the substandard start to the 4th Quarter, the Cavaliers corrected their shooting to wrap up the period, adding 12 points while going 5/9 from the field and 0/2 from three. The Pistons also had no trouble finishing out the period, boasting 19 points on 7/9 shooting (1/2 from deep). The Cavaliers won against the Pistons 115-100. Alfonzo McKinnie was the main contributor of the quarter, scoring 10 points. On the Pistons, Christian Wood scored 6 points.

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January 25, 2020- Cleveland Cavaliers defeated by Chicago Bulls

During Saturday night’s contest, the Cleveland Cavaliers were defeated by the Chicago Bulls 106-118 at home in Cleveland, OH at the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. The Cavaliers had no inactive players for the game. At the same time, Everyone was active for the Bulls. With the defeat, the Cavaliers drop to 12-34 in the regular season and to 1-2 versus the Bulls in the series.

For the Cavaliers, Cedi Osman got 18 points, going 7/11 (63.6%) from the field in 30:18. In addition, Osman also got a team-high 6 assists. Kevin Love got a team-high 20 points in 32:37, going 8/16 (50.0%) from the field and 4/8 (50.0%) from deep. In addition to points, Love also managed to grab a useful team-high 11 rebounds. Tristan Thompson boasted 7 points in 27:35, scoring 3/7 (42.9%) from the field. Additionally, Thompson also pulled down 7 rebounds and got a team-high 6 assists. Larry Nance Jr. had 15 points, scoring 7/11 (63.6%) from the field in 24:04. Additionally, Nance Jr. also got a useful team-high 11 rebounds and passed out 4 assists. Other critical efforts included Collin Sexton (who added 18 points), Dante Exum (who dished out 5 assists), and Alfonzo McKinnie (who got a useful 6 rebounds).

For the Bulls, Zach LaVine scored a masterly team-high 44 points in 39:24, scoring 16/30 (53.3%) from the field and 5/12 (41.7%) from the three point mark. In addition to his points, LaVine also had a notable team-high 10 rebounds and dished a team-high 8 assists. Other pivotal performers were Kris Dunn (who got a notable 5 rebounds, got 4 assists, and grabbed 3 steals),Thaddeus Young (who swiped 3 steals), and Tomas Satoransky (who got a masterly 19 points, had a notable 6 rebounds, dished out 6 assists, and got 3 steals).

1st Quarter

The Cavaliers had trouble getting things going at the start of the 1st Quarter, shooting 5/15 from the field and 2/4 from three in the first half of the quarter for a total of 12 points. Small Forward Cedi Osman was one player who had trouble contributing at the start of the quarter, shooting 1/3 from the field and 1/2 from the three point mark for 3 points. Shooting Guard Collin Sexton boasted 5 points and managed to grab 2 rebounds. Comparingly, the Bulls also had trouble in the first half of the quarter, scoring 6/14 from the field and 1/7 from deep for a total of 15 points. Power Forward Thaddeus Young was one of the players on the Bulls who struggled starting the quarter, shooting 1/3 from the field and 0/2 from deep for 2 points. Point Guard Tomas Satoransky got 5 points, made 1 assist, and pulled down 1 rebound.

Despite the slow start to the 1st Quarter, the Cavaliers improved significantly to close out the quarter, gaining 19 points while going 8/12 from the field and 1/2 from the three point mark. The Bulls, meanwhile, had issues finishing out the period, recording 10 points on 4/9 shooting (2/3 from deep). The 1st Quarter ended with the Cavaliers down by 6 points (31-25). Zach LaVine was the main contributor of the quarter, scoring 12 points. On the Cavaliers, Collin Sexton scored 10 points.

2nd Quarter

The 2nd Quarter launched with the team shooting lights-out as the Cavaliers shot 6/8 from the field and 3/4 from three in the first half of the quarter for a total of 19 points. Larry Nance Jr. was a prime player in this solid start as he gained 7 points on 3/3 shooting (1/1 from deep). In addition to points, Nance Jr. also got 3 rebounds. Point Guard Darius Garland got 5 points. John Henson boasted 5 points, had 1 block, and got 2 rebounds. In contrast, the Bulls struggled in the beginning, shooting 5/13 from the field and 3/7 from deep for a total of 14 points. Chandler Hutchison was among those on the Bulls who had issues at the start of the quarter, shooting 2/3 from the field and 1/1 from three for 5 points. Ryan Arcidiacono gained 6 points.

Despite the sound start to the 2nd Quarter, the Cavaliers had trouble shooting to round off the quarter, adding 7 points while going 3/10 from the field and 1/4 from three. The Bulls, at the same time, had no trouble closing out the period, gaining 20 points on 7/11 shooting (1/2 from deep). The 2nd Quarter finished with the Cavaliers down by 2 points (57-59). Zach LaVine was the biggest contributor of the quarter, scoring 15 points. On the Cavaliers, Larry Nance Jr. scored 7 points.

3rd Quarter

The 3rd Quarter started unexceptionally as the Cavaliers shot 5/8 from the field and 2/3 from deep in the first half of the quarter for a total of 12 points. Center Tristan Thompson was a key player in this decent start as he scored 4 points on 2/2 shooting (0/0 from deep). Thompson also dished out 1 assist in addition to his points. Comparingly, the Bulls also performed well in the beginning, shooting 5/9 from the field and 0/2 from three for a total of 12 points. Shooting Guard Zach LaVine was a critical contributor in this good start for the Bulls as he gained 4 points on 1/3 shooting (0/1 from deep). LaVine also got 3 assists and managed to grab 1 rebound in addition to his points. Point Guard Tomas Satoransky was also a critical player in the beginning of the quarter, boasted 4 points while shooting 2/3 (0/1 from deep).Satoransky also got 1 steal and pulled down 1 rebound in addition to his points.

Despite the decent start to the 3rd Quarter, the Cavaliers struggled shooting to close out the quarter, scoring 7 points while going 3/10 from the field and 1/3 from three. The Bulls, meanwhile, faced no issues while finishing up the period, adding 28 points on 11/12 shooting (3/3 from deep). The 3rd Quarter closed with the Cavaliers trailing the Bulls by 23 points (76-99). Zach LaVine was the main contributor of the quarter, scoring 12 points. On the Cavaliers, Tristan Thompson scored 6 points.

4th Quarter

Down by 23, the Cavaliers remained dedicated as they went 6/11 from the field and 0/4 from three in the first half of the quarter for a total of 13 points. Larry Nance Jr. was a major contributor in this principled start as he gained 6 points on 3/4 shooting (0/1 from deep). Nance Jr. also made 3 assists and managed to pull down 6 rebounds in addition to his points. Point Guard Darius Garland scored 5 points. In comparison, the Bulls struggled at the start of the quarter, scoring 2/11 from the field and 2/8 from deep for a total of 7 points. Shooting Guard Zach LaVine was one of the players on the Bulls who had a slow start to the quarter, shooting 0/1 from the field and 0/1 from three for 1 points. Coby White had 3 points and dished out 1 assist. Denzel Valentine had 3 points, had 1 steal, and grabbed 1 rebound.

Following the dependable start to the 4th Quarter, the Cavaliers continued the performance to wrap up the quarter, recording 17 points while going 6/10 from the field and 3/6 from deep. The Bulls also had no trouble finishing up the period, gaining 12 points on 4/6 shooting (0/1 from deep). The Cavaliers lost against the Bulls 106-118. Larry Nance Jr. was the biggest contributor of the quarter, scoring 8 points. On the Bulls, Zach LaVine scored 5 points.

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January 23, 2020- Cleveland Cavaliers nosed out by Washington Wizards

The Cleveland Cavaliers came away with a loss against the Washington Wizards 112-124 at home in Cleveland, OH at the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse during Thursday evening’s affair. All players on the Cavaliers were active for the game. Simultaneously, No players on the Wizards were inactive for the game. With the defeat, the Cavaliers fall to 12-33 in the regular season and to 1-1 vs. the Wizards in the series.

For the Cavaliers, Cedi Osman boasted 9 points, albeit he had trouble with his shot, going 4/11 (36.4%) from the field in 30:03. Additionally, Osman also added a team-high 5 assists. Collin Sexton had a team-high 29 points, shooting 10/15 (66.7%) from the field in 36:56. In addition to points, Sexton also got 4 assists. Larry Nance Jr. recorded 22 points, shooting 10/14 (71.4%) from the field in 28:19. Additionally, Nance Jr. also had an impressive team-high 12 rebounds. Additional important productions included Kevin Love (who got 21 points and pulled down an impressive 5 rebounds) and Darius Garland (who passed out 4 assists).

For the Wizards, Bradley Beal boasted an elegant team-high 36 points, shooting 15/22 (68.2%) from the field and 4/8 (50.0%) from deep in 29:26. Additionally, Beal also dished out a team-high 8 assists. Troy Brown Jr. got 8 points, scoring 3/5 (60.0%) from the field in 25:30. In addition to points, Brown Jr. also managed to grab a team-high 8 rebounds. Other critical performers included Ian Mahinmi (who grabbed 7 rebounds),Isaiah Thomas (who added 4 assists), Isaac Bonga (who had 5 rebounds), Davis Bertans (who gained 17 points), and Ish Smith (who recorded 17 points and added 5 assists).

1st Quarter

The 1st Quarter started quickly as the Cavaliers shot 7/14 from the field and 2/6 from the three point mark in the first half of the quarter for a total of 18 points. Shooting Guard Collin Sexton was an important player in this decent start as he gained 8 points on 3/4 shooting (0/0 from the three point mark). Sexton also added 2 steals and added 2 rebounds in addition to points. Power Forward Kevin Love got 5 points, added 1 steal, and pulled down 2 rebounds. The Wizards performed well as well in the first half of the quarter, shooting 6/11 from the field and 2/4 from the three point mark for a total of 14 points. Small Forward Bradley Beal was a crucial contributor in this principled start for the Wizards as he got 7 points on 3/4 shooting (1/1 from the three point mark). Beal also passed out 1 assist in addition to points.

Despite the sound start to the 1st Quarter, the Cavaliers struggled scoring to finish the period, scoring 6 points while going 3/14 from the field and 0/4 from three. The Wizards, at the same time, faced no issues while finishing up the period, recording 15 points on 5/11 shooting (2/5 from deep). The 1st Quarter ended with the Cavaliers down by 5 points (24-29). Bradley Beal was the largest contributor of the quarter, scoring 9 points. On the Cavaliers, Collin Sexton scored 8 points.

2nd Quarter

The 2nd Quarter kicked off with a fast-paced shootout as the Cavaliers shot 8/13 from the field and 2/2 from deep in the first half of the quarter for a total of 18 points. Larry Nance Jr. was a crucial player in this principled start as he gained 8 points on 4/4 shooting (0/0 from deep). Nance Jr. also had 3 rebounds in addition to his points. In like manner, the Wizards also had little trouble in the beginning, shooting 8/13 from the field and 4/5 from deep for a total of 21 points. Davis Bertans was a critical player in this decent start for the Wizards as he added 12 points on 4/4 shooting (3/3 from three). In addition to points, Bertans also managed to grab 1 rebound.

Following the good start to the 2nd Quarter, the Cavaliers continued to shoot well to finish the period, boasting 19 points while going 7/11 from the field and 2/4 from three. The Wizards also had no trouble closing out the period, scoring 18 points on 8/13 shooting (2/6 from three). The 2nd Quarter ended with the Cavaliers trailing the Wizards by 7 points (61-68). Davis Bertans was the most substantial contributor of the quarter, scoring 14 points. On the Cavaliers, Collin Sexton scored 11 points.

3rd Quarter

The 3rd Quarter started unexceptionally as the Cavaliers went 5/10 from the field and 1/4 from three in the first half of the quarter for a total of 12 points. Power Forward Kevin Love was an important contributor in this good start as he gained 5 points on 2/3 shooting (1/2 from deep). Furthermore, Love also added 2 assists, added 1 steal, and got 2 rebounds. Shooting Guard Collin Sexton was also a key contributor in the beginning of the quarter, recorded 5 points while shooting 2/2 (0/0 from deep).Comparingly, the Wizards also performed well in the beginning, shooting 6/10 from the field and 2/3 from the three point mark for a total of 16 points. Small Forward Bradley Beal was a major contributor in this reasonable start for the Wizards as he added 9 points on 3/5 shooting (1/2 from three). Additionally, Beal also dished 2 assists and added 1 rebound. Point Guard Isaiah Thomas recorded 5 points, dished out 1 assist, and had 1 block.

Despite the convincing start to the 3rd Quarter, the Cavaliers struggled scoring to wrap up the period, recording 13 points while going 5/13 from the field and 0/3 from the three point mark. The Wizards, meanwhile, had no trouble closing up the period, adding 16 points on 5/9 shooting (3/5 from the three point mark). The 3rd Quarter closed with the Cavaliers trailing the Wizards by 14 points (86-100). Bradley Beal was the main contributor of the quarter, scoring 11 points. On the Cavaliers, Kevin Love scored 10 points.

4th Quarter

The Cavaliers had a rough go at the start of the 4th Quarter, going 4/10 from the field and 1/3 from deep in the first half of the quarter for a total of 11 points. Conversely, the Wizards had no issues at the start of the quarter, scoring 5/10 from the field and 1/4 from three for a total of 12 points. Small Forward Bradley Beal was a valuable player in this principled start for the Wizards as he had 5 points on 2/2 shooting (1/1 from deep).

Despite the dismal start to the 4th Quarter, the Cavaliers bettered their shooting to close out the period, gaining 15 points while going 5/11 from the field and 3/7 from three. The Wizards also had no trouble closing out the period, adding 12 points on 4/8 shooting (0/4 from three). The Cavaliers lost against the Wizards 112-124. Larry Nance Jr. was the biggest contributor of the quarter, scoring 10 points. On the Wizards, Ish Smith scored 8 points.

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January 20, 2020- Cleveland Cavaliers outdone by New York Knicks

The Cleveland Cavaliers were overwhelmed by the New York Knicks 86-106 at home in Cleveland, OH at the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse during Monday afternoon’s game. Inactive players for the Cavaliers included John Henson At the same time, No players on the Knicks were inactive for the game. With the win, the Cavaliers improve to 12-32 in the regular season and to 1-2 vs. the Knicks in the series.

On the Cavaliers, Tristan Thompson added 13 points in 35:19, going 5/11 (45.5%) from the field. Thompson also added an incredible team-high 22 rebounds. Collin Sexton added a team-high 17 points, although he had trouble making shots, going 6/20 (30.0%) from the field in 35:06. Sexton also grabbed 5 rebounds and dished out a team-high 4 assists. Other significant contributors were Kevin Love (who managed to grab 9 rebounds) and Larry Nance Jr. (who added 10 rebounds).

For the Knicks, Marcus Morris Sr. got a team-high 19 points, scoring 8/16 (50.0%) from the field in 29:50. Julius Randle scored a team-high 19 points in 27:20, scoring 7/17 (41.2%) from the field. Randle also pulled down a team-high 9 rebounds. Elfrid Payton recorded 9 points, albeit he had trouble shooting, going 4/11 (36.4%) from the field in 28:27. Additionally, Payton also passed out a team-high 8 assists and added 6 rebounds. Additional important contributors included Taj Gibson (who got 5 rebounds), Mitchell Robinson (who managed to pull down 6 rebounds and made 4 blocks), Bobby Portis (who grabbed 5 rebounds and made 4 assists), Damyean Dotson (who managed to grab 5 rebounds), and Kevin Knox II (who added 6 rebounds).

1st Quarter

The 1st Quarter was set off with the Cavaliers having trouble getting things going, shooting 5/12 from the field and 4/6 from three in the first half of the quarter for a total of 14 points. Shooting Guard Collin Sexton was included in those who had issues at the start of the quarter, shooting 1/4 from the field and 0/0 from three for 2 points. Small Forward Cedi Osman gained 6 points. Power Forward Kevin Love scored 6 points and had 3 rebounds. In contrast, the Knicks had no issues in the beginning, making 6/11 from the field and 1/3 from the three point mark for a total of 13 points. Center Taj Gibson was a crucial contributor in this reasonable start for the Knicks as he scored 4 points on 2/3 shooting (0/0 from three). Gibson also pulled down 3 rebounds.

After the bad start to the 1st Quarter, the Cavaliers continued to show more of the same to wrap up the quarter, scoring 12 points while going 3/10 from the field and 1/4 from deep. The Knicks, concurrently, faced no issues while finishing out the period, adding 13 points on 6/10 shooting (1/1 from the three point mark). The 1st Quarter closed with the Cavaliers and the Knicks tied up at 26-26. Marcus Morris Sr. was the most substantial contributor of the quarter, scoring 9 points. On the Cavaliers, Cedi Osman scored 6 points.

2nd Quarter

The Cavaliers had trouble getting things going at the beginning of the 2nd Quarter, shooting 4/13 from the field and 0/3 from deep in the first half of the quarter for a total of 8 points. Power Forward Kevin Love was one of the players who had a sluggish start to the quarter, shooting 0/2 from the field and 0/2 from the three point mark for no points. Center Tristan Thompson gained 2 points and pulled down 4 rebounds. Shooting Guard Collin Sexton gained 2 points. Dante Exum scored 2 points. Matthew Dellavedova gained 2 points and made 1 assist. The Knicks struggled as well in the first half of the quarter, making 5/12 from the field and 1/2 from deep for a total of 13 points. Bobby Portis was among those on the Knicks who had a sluggish start to the quarter, shooting 2/4 from the field and 0/1 from the three point mark for 4 points. Damyean Dotson recorded 5 points, swiped 1 steal, and managed to grab 1 rebound.

Despite the sluggish start to the 2nd Quarter, the Cavaliers revitalized their shooting to round out the period, boasting 16 points while going 7/12 from the field and 2/2 from three. The Knicks, simultaneously, struggled while finishing out the period, adding 10 points on 3/11 shooting (0/4 from the three point mark). The 2nd Quarter finished with the Cavaliers down by 1 point (50-49). Cedi Osman was the main contributor of the quarter, scoring 5 points. On the Knicks, Damyean Dotson scored 5 points.

3rd Quarter

The 3rd Quarter was set in motion with the Cavaliers struggling to get things going, going 2/12 from the field and 0/2 from three in the first half of the quarter for a total of 4 points. Small Forward Cedi Osman was among those who had a slow start to the quarter, shooting 0/1 from the field and 0/1 from three for no points. Center Tristan Thompson gained 2 points and pulled down 1 rebound. Shooting Guard Collin Sexton added 2 points, got 1 block, and added 1 rebound. In comparison, the Knicks had little trouble in the first half of the quarter, making 7/12 from the field and 2/3 from the three point mark for a total of 17 points. Shooting Guard Reggie Bullock was a vital player in this decent start for the Knicks as he gained 5 points on 2/3 shooting (1/2 from three). Bullock also managed to pull down 1 rebound.

Following the dismal start to the 3rd Quarter, the Cavaliers continued the effort to wrap up the quarter, scoring 10 points while going 3/12 from the field and 0/5 from the three point mark. The Knicks, at the same time, faced no issues while finishing out the period, recording 13 points on 5/11 shooting (1/2 from deep). The 3rd Quarter closed with the Cavaliers down by 15 points (64-79). Damyean Dotson was the main contributor of the quarter, scoring 7 points. On the Cavaliers, Tristan Thompson scored 4 points.

4th Quarter

The Cavaliers struggled at the start of the 4th Quarter, going 2/8 from the field and 2/3 from deep in the first half of the quarter for a total of 7 points. Small Forward Cedi Osman was included in those who had issues at the start of the quarter, shooting 0/1 from the field and 0/0 from the three point mark for no points. Power Forward Kevin Love had 6 points and managed to grab 1 rebound. Comparingly, the Knicks also had trouble in the beginning, shooting 3/9 from the field and 1/5 from the three point mark for a total of 9 points. Kevin Knox II was one player on the Knicks who had a slow start to the quarter, shooting 1/3 from the field and 1/3 from the three point mark for 5 points. Kevin Knox II boasted 5 points and managed to pull down 4 rebounds.

Following the pitiful start to the 4th Quarter, the Cavaliers continued the effort to round out the period, scoring 15 points while going 6/15 from the field and 2/8 from three. The Knicks, meanwhile, had no trouble closing out the period, recording 18 points on 6/9 shooting (2/3 from three). The Cavaliers were defeated by the Knicks 86-106. Kevin Love was the largest contributor of the quarter, scoring 6 points. On the Knicks, Bobby Portis scored 6 points.

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January 18, 2020- Cleveland Cavaliers narrowly lose to Chicago Bulls in close contest

During Saturday evening’s affair, the Cleveland Cavaliers came away with a loss against the Chicago Bulls 116-118 away at the United Center in Chicago, IL. The Cavaliers had no inactive players for the game. At the same time, No players on the Bulls were inactive for the game. With the loss, the Cavaliers drop to 12-31 in the regular season and to 1-1 against the Bulls in the series.

On the Cavaliers, Kevin Love recorded a team-high 29 points, scoring 10/20 (50.0%) from the field and 4/8 (50.0%) from three in 34:06. In addition to his points, Love also added a team-high 6 assists and managed to grab 5 rebounds. Tristan Thompson recorded 14 points in 36:49, scoring 5/6 (83.3%) from the field. Additionally, Thompson also pulled down a team-high 7 rebounds and made 3 blocks. Collin Sexton recorded 26 points in 33:39, going 10/17 (58.8%) from the field and 4/6 (66.7%) from the three point line. In addition, Sexton also managed to grab a team-high 7 rebounds. Other critical efforts included Cedi Osman (who scored 16 points),Darius Garland (who gained 16 points and dished 5 assists), Larry Nance Jr. (who added 5 rebounds and added 5 assists), Alfonzo McKinnie (who managed to pull down 6 rebounds), and Matthew Dellavedova (who dished 4 assists).

On the Bulls, Zach LaVine boasted a masterly team-high 42 points in 39:15, going 19/31 (61.3%) from the field. In addition to points, LaVine also added a team-high 6 rebounds and had a stellar 5 steals. Tomas Satoransky gained 6 points in 28:40, although he struggled with his shot, scoring 3/9 (33.3%) from the field. In addition, Satoransky also had a team-high 8 assists. Additional critical efforts were made by Kris Dunn (who dished 4 assists),Lauri Markkanen (who added 17 points),Luke Kornet (who dished 4 assists), and Chandler Hutchison (who got 4 steals).

1st Quarter

The 1st Quarter opened with a shootout as the Cavaliers shot 8/13 from the field and 4/7 from three in the first half of the quarter for a total of 20 points. Power Forward Kevin Love was a key player in this principled start as he scored 13 points on 5/7 shooting (3/5 from three). Love also added 1 steal and added 1 rebound in addition to points. Comparingly, the Bulls also had no issues in the beginning, shooting 7/12 from the field and 2/4 from the three point mark for a total of 16 points. Center Luke Kornet was a valuable player in this principled start for the Bulls as he gained 8 points on 3/5 shooting (2/3 from deep). Kornet also had 2 assists, pulled off 1 block, and got 1 rebound in addition to points.

After the good start to the 1st Quarter, the Cavaliers continued to show more of the same to round off the period, adding 13 points while going 4/8 from the field and 1/1 from three. The Bulls also faced no issues while closing out the period, gaining 15 points on 7/12 shooting (1/3 from three). The 1st Quarter finished with the Cavaliers down by 2 points (33-31). Kevin Love was the biggest contributor of the quarter, scoring 13 points. On the Bulls, Kris Dunn scored 9 points.

2nd Quarter

The 2nd Quarter was set off with a fast-paced shootout as the Cavaliers shot 7/9 from the field and 3/4 from three in the first half of the quarter for a total of 19 points. Shooting Guard Collin Sexton was a crucial contributor in this exceptional start as he added 8 points on 3/3 shooting (2/2 from the three point mark). Furthermore, Sexton also pulled down 1 rebound. Power Forward Kevin Love boasted 5 points. On the other hand, the Bulls had issues at the start of the quarter, scoring 4/9 from the field and 1/3 from deep for a total of 11 points. Thaddeus Young was one player on the Bulls who struggled starting the quarter, shooting 2/3 from the field and 1/1 from three for 5 points. Thaddeus Young had 5 points.

Following the sound start to the 2nd Quarter, the Cavaliers continued to play well to round off the period, boasting 21 points while going 7/8 from the field and 4/5 from deep. The Bulls also faced no issues while closing out the period, adding 14 points on 6/11 shooting (0/2 from deep). The 2nd Quarter finished with the Cavaliers down by 17 points (73-56). Collin Sexton was the largest contributor of the quarter, scoring 13 points. On the Bulls, Zach LaVine scored 9 points.

3rd Quarter

The 3rd Quarter was set in motion unexceptionally as the Cavaliers went 5/11 from the field and 2/4 from deep in the first half of the quarter for a total of 14 points. Shooting Guard Collin Sexton was an important player in this good start as he added 7 points on 3/4 shooting (1/1 from three). Sexton also got 1 rebound in addition to points. Small Forward Cedi Osman recorded 5 points and got 2 steals. In like manner, the Bulls also had no issues at the start of the period, scoring 7/10 from the field and 2/3 from the three point mark for a total of 16 points. Shooting Guard Zach LaVine was a major player in this strong start for the Bulls as he boasted 6 points on 3/4 shooting (0/1 from deep). LaVine also made 1 block in addition to his points. Power Forward Lauri Markkanen added 5 points.

Following the convincing start to the 3rd Quarter, the Cavaliers continued to show more of the same to finish the period, boasting 15 points while going 5/9 from the field and 0/2 from deep. The Bulls, meanwhile, struggled while closing up the period, gaining 15 points on 4/10 shooting (0/1 from the three point mark). The 3rd Quarter finished with the Cavaliers trailing the Bulls by 15 points (102-87). Collin Sexton was the biggest contributor of the quarter, scoring 9 points. On the Bulls, Coby White scored 7 points.

4th Quarter

The Cavaliers struggled at the start of the 4th Quarter, scoring 1/4 from the field and 0/2 from three in the first half of the quarter for a total of 2 points. Small Forward Cedi Osman was included in those who had a sluggish start to the quarter, shooting 0/1 from the field and 0/1 from deep for no points. Point Guard Darius Garland gained 2 points. In contrast, the Bulls had little trouble at the start of the quarter, making 7/11 from the field and 2/4 from deep for a total of 16 points. Shooting Guard Zach LaVine was a major player in this decent start for the Bulls as he added 11 points on 5/7 shooting (1/2 from deep). LaVine also swiped 3 steals and had 1 rebound in addition to points.

Following the substandard start to the 4th Quarter, the Cavaliers continued to struggle to finish the period, scoring 12 points while going 3/11 from the field and 1/4 from deep. The Bulls, meanwhile, had no trouble finishing out the period, gaining 15 points on 6/12 shooting (1/5 from deep). The Cavaliers lost to the Bulls 116-118. Zach LaVine was the most substantial contributor of the quarter, scoring 21 points. On the Cavaliers, Darius Garland scored 5 points.

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January 17, 2020- Cleveland Cavaliers fall to Memphis Grizzlies

The Cleveland Cavaliers came away with a loss against the Memphis Grizzlies 109-113 away at the FedExForum in Memphis, TN during Friday evening’s contest. Everyone was active for the Cavaliers. At the same time, All players on the Grizzlies were active for the game. With the loss, the Cavaliers drop down to 12-30 in the regular season and to 1-1 versus the Grizzlies in the series.

On the Cavaliers, Collin Sexton added a team-high 28 points in 37:03, scoring 11/25 (44.0%) from the field. In addition to his points, Sexton also passed out a team-high 6 assists. Darius Garland recorded 11 points in 30:40, albeit he had trouble shooting, shooting 4/12 (33.3%) from the field. Garland also added a team-high 6 assists. Alfonzo McKinnie added 12 points, going 6/7 (85.7%) from the field in 26:36. Additionally, McKinnie also added a notable team-high 10 rebounds. Other critical performers were Kevin Love (who gained 19 points and pulled down a notable 9 rebounds),Tristan Thompson (who managed to pull down a notable 8 rebounds), Larry Nance Jr. (who added 16 points and managed to grab a notable 6 rebounds), and John Henson (who added a notable 5 rebounds).

For the Grizzlies, Jonas Valanciunas gained 8 points in 32:28, although he had trouble making his shot fall, going 4/11 (36.4%) from the field. In addition, Valanciunas also managed to grab a spectacular team-high 18 rebounds, had an elegant 4 blocks, and had 4 assists. Dillon Brooks added a team-high 26 points in 28:28, going 9/16 (56.2%) from the field and 4/7 (57.1%) from deep. Ja Morant added 16 points in 33:13, scoring 7/14 (50.0%) from the field. In addition, Morant also added a team-high 8 assists, got 5 rebounds, and swiped 3 steals. Other notable contributors included Jae Crowder (who managed to pull down 8 rebounds and grabbed 3 steals), Brandon Clarke (who added 15 points), De’Anthony Melton (who pulled down 5 rebounds, added 4 steals, and dished out 4 assists), and Tyus Jones (who added 5 assists).

1st Quarter

The 1st Quarter kicked off unexceptionally as the Cavaliers shot 5/10 from the field and 1/4 from the three point mark in the first half of the quarter for a total of 16 points. Point Guard Darius Garland was a valuable player in this good start as he added 7 points on 3/3 shooting (1/1 from three). In addition, Garland also grabbed 1 steal. Power Forward Kevin Love had 5 points, got 1 assist, and got 2 rebounds. The Grizzlies performed well as well at the start of the quarter, making 7/13 from the field and 0/3 from three for a total of 14 points. Center Jonas Valanciunas was a critical player in this reasonable start for the Grizzlies as he had 4 points on 2/4 shooting (0/1 from three). Valanciunas also added 2 rebounds. Point Guard Ja Morant was also an important contributor in the beginning of the quarter, had 4 points while shooting 2/2 (0/0 from the three point mark).Morant also dished 2 assists and grabbed 2 rebounds in addition to points.

Despite the solid start to the 1st Quarter, the Cavaliers faced difficulties shooting to close out the quarter, recording 9 points while going 4/12 from the field and 1/4 from three. The Grizzlies also had trouble closing out the period, recording 13 points on 5/15 shooting (2/7 from deep). The 1st Quarter ended with the Cavaliers down by 2 points (25-27). Dillon Brooks was the largest contributor of the quarter, scoring 10 points. On the Cavaliers, Darius Garland scored 7 points.

2nd Quarter

The 2nd Quarter started off with a fast pace as the Cavaliers shot 7/13 from the field and 2/4 from deep in the first half of the quarter for a total of 19 points. Shooting Guard Collin Sexton was a major contributor in this reasonable start as he scored 8 points on 3/6 shooting (1/1 from deep). John Henson had 7 points, had 1 assist, and added 3 rebounds. On the other hand, the Grizzlies had trouble in the beginning, making 3/9 from the field and 1/4 from three for a total of 10 points. Grayson Allen was one player on the Grizzlies who had trouble contributing at the start of the quarter, shooting 2/3 from the field and 1/2 from three for 5 points. Grayson Allen had 5 points.

Following the convincing start to the 2nd Quarter, the Cavaliers continued to shoot well to round off the quarter, recording 12 points while going 6/12 from the field and 0/3 from three. The Grizzlies also had no trouble finishing up the period, scoring 17 points on 8/15 shooting (0/3 from three). The 2nd Quarter closed with the Cavaliers down by 2 points (56-54). Grayson Allen was the biggest contributor of the quarter, scoring 9 points. On the Cavaliers, Collin Sexton scored 8 points.

3rd Quarter

The 3rd Quarter kicked off with the Cavaliers struggling to get things going, going 4/13 from the field and 1/6 from the three point mark in the first half of the quarter for a total of 9 points. Small Forward Cedi Osman was one of the players who had a slow start to the quarter, shooting 0/3 from the field and 0/2 from three for no points. Shooting Guard Collin Sexton added 5 points. In contrast, the Grizzlies had no issues in the first half of the quarter, shooting 7/10 from the field and 3/3 from three for a total of 21 points. Shooting Guard Dillon Brooks was an important player in this exceptional start for the Grizzlies as he gained 9 points on 2/3 shooting (2/2 from deep). Brooks also got 1 assist and managed to grab 1 rebound in addition to points. Small Forward Jae Crowder gained 6 points, dished out 1 assist, got 1 steal, and pulled down 1 rebound.

Following the mediocre start to the 3rd Quarter, the Cavaliers continued to struggle to close out the period, adding 11 points while going 4/10 from the field and 1/3 from three. The Grizzlies, meanwhile, had no trouble closing up the period, scoring 17 points on 6/9 shooting (2/4 from deep). The 3rd Quarter finished with the Cavaliers down by 16 points (76-92). Dillon Brooks was the biggest contributor of the quarter, scoring 16 points. On the Cavaliers, Collin Sexton scored 7 points.

4th Quarter

Down by 16, the Cavaliers remained dedicated as they shot 8/9 from the field and 2/3 from the three point mark in the first half of the quarter for a total of 20 points. Alfonzo McKinnie was a critical player in this solid start as he scored 8 points on 4/4 shooting (0/0 from deep). In addition to his points, McKinnie also had 1 block, added 2 steals, and grabbed 3 rebounds. Larry Nance Jr. gained 6 points and grabbed 1 rebound. The Grizzlies had no issues in similar fashion at the start of the quarter, making 5/9 from the field and 1/2 from the three point mark for a total of 11 points. Solomon Hill was an important player in this principled start for the Grizzlies as he scored 5 points on 2/2 shooting (1/1 from three). Hill also passed out 2 assists.

Despite the decent start to the 4th Quarter, the Cavaliers had trouble scoring to close out the period, adding 13 points while going 3/13 from the field and 1/9 from the three point mark. The Grizzlies also had issues finishing out the period, adding 10 points on 4/9 shooting (0/2 from deep). The Cavaliers lost to the Grizzlies 109-113. Collin Sexton was the biggest contributor of the quarter, scoring 9 points. On the Grizzlies, Solomon Hill scored 5 points.

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January 14, 2020- Cleveland Cavaliers overwhelmed by LA Clippers

During Tuesday evening’s matchup, the Cleveland Cavaliers were walked all over by the LA Clippers 103-128 away at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA. Everyone was active for the Cavaliers. Simultaneously, All players on the Clippers were active for the game. With the defeat, the Cavaliers fall to 12-29 in the regular season and to 0-1 vs. the Clippers in the series.

On the Cavaliers, Tristan Thompson scored 0 points, albeit he had trouble shooting, shooting 0/5 (0.0%) from the field in 23:32. In addition to his points, Thompson also pulled down a team-high 8 rebounds. Collin Sexton gained a team-high 25 points in 28:28, going 10/18 (55.6%) from the field and 4/6 (66.7%) from the three point mark. Darius Garland recorded 14 points in 27:41, albeit he struggled making his shot fall, scoring 5/16 (31.2%) from the field. In addition, Garland also passed out a skillful team-high 10 assists. Dean Wade scored 6 points, shooting 3/5 (60.0%) from the field in 13:52. In addition, Wade also managed to pull down a team-high 8 rebounds and added 3 blocks. Additional significant efforts included Cedi Osman (who added 21 points),Alfonzo McKinnie (who pulled down 5 rebounds), Larry Nance Jr. (who dished 4 assists), and John Henson (who pulled down 7 rebounds and got 3 blocks).

For the Clippers, Kawhi Leonard had a dazzling team-high 43 points, shooting 14/22 (63.6%) from the field and 6/10 (60.0%) from the three point line in 28:44. In addition to points, Leonard also got 4 assists. Maurice Harkless had 6 points in 26:55, scoring 3/4 (75.0%) from the field. Additionally, Harkless also managed to grab an important team-high 11 rebounds. Patrick Beverley boasted 10 points in 22:50, scoring 3/7 (42.9%) from the field. In addition to his points, Beverley also made a team-high 9 assists and pulled down 7 rebounds. Additional key performers were Ivica Zubac (who added 10 rebounds and added 4 blocks),Landry Shamet (who had 7 rebounds), Lou Williams (who had 24 points and dished 4 assists), JaMychal Green (who managed to grab 6 rebounds), and Jerome Robinson (who passed out 4 assists).

1st Quarter

The 1st Quarter was set in motion as expected as the Cavaliers went 5/11 from the field and 2/4 from the three point mark in the first half of the quarter for a total of 14 points. Small Forward Cedi Osman was a key player in this reasonable start as he gained 7 points on 2/3 shooting (1/2 from three). In addition to his points, Osman also added 1 assist and grabbed 2 rebounds. At the same time, the Clippers had issues in the beginning, making 7/16 from the field and 3/9 from the three point mark for a total of 17 points. Shooting Guard Landry Shamet was among those on the Clippers who had a sluggish start to the quarter, shooting 0/3 from the field and 0/3 from the three point mark for no points. Small Forward Kawhi Leonard scored 7 points and added 1 assist.

Following the good start to the 1st Quarter, the Cavaliers continued to shoot well to finish the period, recording 12 points while going 6/11 from the field and 0/1 from three. The Clippers also had no trouble closing up the period, scoring 14 points on 5/8 shooting (2/3 from the three point mark). The 1st Quarter closed with the Cavaliers trailing the Clippers by 5 points (26-31). Kawhi Leonard was the main contributor of the quarter, scoring 11 points. On the Cavaliers, Collin Sexton scored 8 points.

2nd Quarter

The 2nd Quarter kicked off as expected as the Cavaliers went 6/13 from the field and 3/5 from deep in the first half of the quarter for a total of 15 points. Point Guard Darius Garland was a major player in this good start as he had 5 points on 2/5 shooting (1/2 from deep). Furthermore, Garland also added 3 assists and grabbed 1 steal. In like manner, the Clippers also had no issues in the beginning, shooting 5/10 from the field and 2/3 from three for a total of 13 points. Small Forward Kawhi Leonard was a crucial player in this reasonable start for the Clippers as he had 6 points on 2/3 shooting (2/2 from the three point mark).

Despite the solid start to the 2nd Quarter, the Cavaliers struggled scoring to round out the quarter, gaining 9 points while going 3/13 from the field and 2/6 from deep. The Clippers, concurrently, faced no issues while finishing up the period, boasting 22 points on 8/10 shooting (4/6 from the three point mark). The 2nd Quarter closed with the Cavaliers trailing the Clippers by 16 points (50-66). Kawhi Leonard was the most substantial contributor of the quarter, scoring 15 points. On the Cavaliers, Cedi Osman scored 9 points.

3rd Quarter

The Cavaliers had trouble getting things going at the beginning of the 3rd Quarter, going 4/10 from the field and 4/7 from the three point mark in the first half of the quarter for a total of 12 points. Power Forward Alfonzo McKinnie was one player who had a slow start to the quarter, shooting 0/1 from the field and 0/1 from the three point mark for no points. Shooting Guard Collin Sexton gained 9 points. Conversely, the Clippers performed well at the start of the quarter, making 7/15 from the field and 0/5 from the three point mark for a total of 17 points. Small Forward Kawhi Leonard was a prime player in this good start for the Clippers as he added 11 points on 4/7 shooting (0/2 from the three point mark). In addition, Leonard also added 1 steal.

Following the sluggish start to the 3rd Quarter, the Cavaliers continued to struggle to close out the quarter, recording 9 points while going 4/14 from the field and 1/8 from deep. The Clippers, simultaneously, faced no issues while finishing up the period, recording 23 points on 8/12 shooting (2/4 from the three point mark). The 3rd Quarter finished with the Cavaliers down by 35 points (71-106). Kawhi Leonard was the largest contributor of the quarter, scoring 17 points. On the Cavaliers, Collin Sexton scored 11 points.

4th Quarter

Trailing the Clippers, the Cavaliers remained dedicated as they shot 5/11 from the field and 0/3 from deep in the first half of the quarter for a total of 16 points. John Henson was an important player in this decent start as he got 4 points on 1/2 shooting (0/0 from three). In addition, Henson also got 1 assist, had 1 block, had 1 steal, and managed to pull down 1 rebound. Dean Wade was also a critical contributor in the beginning of the quarter, gained 4 points while shooting 2/2 (0/0 from deep).In addition, Wade also got 1 block and had 4 rebounds. Matthew Dellavedova was also a crucial contributor in the beginning of the quarter, got 4 points while shooting 1/3 (0/0 from three).Dellavedova also dished out 2 assists in addition to points. Conversely, the Clippers had trouble in the first half of the quarter, scoring 5/12 from the field and 1/4 from three for a total of 11 points. Rodney McGruder was included in those on the Clippers who had a sluggish start to the quarter, shooting 1/3 from the field and 0/2 from deep for 2 points. Montrezl Harrell recorded 6 points, dished out 1 assist, got 1 steal, and managed to grab 1 rebound.

Following the dependable start to the 4th Quarter, the Cavaliers continued the performance to wrap up the quarter, boasting 16 points while going 5/8 from the field and 2/3 from three. The Clippers, simultaneously, had issues closing up the period, scoring 11 points on 4/11 shooting (1/4 from deep). The Cavaliers were defeated by the Clippers 103-128. Matthew Dellavedova was the main contributor of the quarter, scoring 14 points. On the Clippers, Montrezl Harrell scored 10 points.

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January 13, 2020- Cleveland Cavaliers flop against Los Angeles Lakers

The Cleveland Cavaliers were walked all over by the Los Angeles Lakers 99-128 away in Los Angeles, CA at the Staples Center during Monday evening’s matchup. The Cavaliers had no inactive players for the game. Simultaneously, Inactive players for the Lakers included Anthony Davis. With the victory, the Cavaliers rise to 12-28 in the regular season and to 0-1 versus the Lakers in the series.

For the Cavaliers, Kevin Love boasted a team-high 21 points in 33:04, shooting 7/17 (41.2%) from the field. In addition to his points, Love also managed to pull down a solid team-high 11 rebounds. Collin Sexton gained 16 points, although he had trouble making shots, scoring 6/16 (37.5%) from the field in 34:40. In addition, Sexton also added a team-high 4 assists. Darius Garland recorded 16 points, shooting 7/13 (53.8%) from the field in 29:21. In addition to his points, Garland also had a team-high 4 assists. Other key efforts included Cedi Osman (who recorded 15 points) and Tristan Thompson (who recorded 17 points and added 10 rebounds).

For the Lakers, LeBron James gained an elegant team-high 31 points in 32:42, shooting 12/16 (75.0%) from the field. In addition to his points, James also had a team-high 8 assists. Dwight Howard added 21 points in 24:54, scoring 9/11 (81.8%) from the field. In addition to points, Howard also managed to grab an elegant team-high 15 rebounds. Other important performances were achieved by JaVale McGee (who managed to grab an elegant 8 rebounds),Danny Green (who swiped 4 steals), Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (who made 5 assists), and Alex Caruso (who dished 6 assists).

1st Quarter

The 1st Quarter started off as expected as the Cavaliers went 6/10 from the field and 0/2 from deep in the first half of the quarter for a total of 12 points. Power Forward Kevin Love was a prime player in this decent start as he had 4 points on 2/3 shooting (0/0 from the three point mark). Love also added 1 assist and had 5 rebounds in addition to points. Center Tristan Thompson was also an important contributor in the beginning of the quarter, had 4 points while shooting 2/3 (0/0 from three).Thompson also got 1 rebound in addition to his points. In comparison, the Lakers had trouble in the beginning, making 4/12 from the field and 1/4 from the three point mark for a total of 9 points. Power Forward Kyle Kuzma was among those on the Lakers who struggled starting the quarter, shooting 0/3 from the field and 0/1 from deep for no points. Point Guard Avery Bradley got 5 points and had 1 rebound.

After the convincing start to the 1st Quarter, the Cavaliers continued the performance to round out the quarter, boasting 15 points while going 6/11 from the field and 2/3 from the three point mark. The Lakers also had no trouble closing out the period, adding 12 points on 5/10 shooting (0/2 from three). The 1st Quarter ended with the Cavaliers trailing the Lakers by 6 points (27-21). Kevin Love was the most substantial contributor of the quarter, scoring 9 points. On the Lakers, Avery Bradley scored 9 points.

2nd Quarter

The 2nd Quarter launched with the Cavaliers struggling to get things going, going 4/9 from the field and 1/3 from the three point mark in the first half of the quarter for a total of 12 points. Small Forward Cedi Osman was among those who struggled starting the quarter, shooting 1/3 from the field and 1/1 from the three point mark for 3 points. Small Forward Cedi Osman gained 3 points and grabbed 2 rebounds. Power Forward Kevin Love recorded 3 points. The Lakers struggled in similar fashion at the start of the period, scoring 4/10 from the field and 1/3 from the three point mark for a total of 9 points. Dwight Howard was one of the players on the Lakers who struggled starting the quarter, shooting 1/3 from the field and 0/0 from the three point mark for 2 points. Jared Dudley recorded 3 points and passed out 2 assists.

After the dismal start to the 2nd Quarter, the Cavaliers continued the effort to wrap up the period, recording 9 points while going 3/11 from the field and 0/3 from deep. The Lakers, concurrently, faced no issues while finishing out the period, adding 17 points on 6/11 shooting (0/4 from the three point mark). The 2nd Quarter closed with the Cavaliers down by 1 point (48-47). Tristan Thompson was the largest contributor of the quarter, scoring 7 points. On the Lakers, Kyle Kuzma scored 5 points.

3rd Quarter

The Cavaliers struggled at the start of the 3rd Quarter, going 4/12 from the field and 0/2 from deep in the first half of the quarter for a total of 8 points. Shooting Guard Collin Sexton was included in those who had a slow start to the quarter, shooting 0/3 from the field and 0/0 from deep for no points. Point Guard Darius Garland had 4 points and got 1 rebound. On the other hand, the Lakers performed well in the beginning, shooting 6/10 from the field and 1/2 from the three point mark for a total of 14 points. Power Forward Kyle Kuzma was a key player in this principled start for the Lakers as he scored 4 points on 2/2 shooting (0/0 from the three point mark). Kuzma also got 1 rebound in addition to points. Shooting Guard Danny Green was also a critical contributor in the beginning of the quarter, gained 4 points while shooting 2/5 (0/1 from deep).Green also dished out 1 assist, grabbed 2 steals, and grabbed 1 rebound.

Despite the poor start to the 3rd Quarter, the Cavaliers improved significantly to close out the period, boasting 14 points while going 5/9 from the field and 0/2 from three. The Lakers also had no trouble finishing out the period, boasting 23 points on 8/12 shooting (2/5 from three). The 3rd Quarter ended with the Cavaliers trailing the Lakers by 14 points (70-84). LeBron James was the main contributor of the quarter, scoring 9 points. On the Cavaliers, Kevin Love scored 6 points.

4th Quarter

Down by 14, the Cavaliers remained dedicated as they shot 6/12 from the field and 1/5 from deep in the first half of the quarter for a total of 13 points. Shooting Guard Collin Sexton was a key contributor in this decent start as he scored 4 points on 2/3 shooting (0/0 from deep). Sexton also dished out 3 assists in addition to his points. The Lakers performed well as well at the start of the period, shooting 7/12 from the field and 1/3 from three for a total of 19 points. Small Forward LeBron James was a prime contributor in this reasonable start for the Lakers as he got 11 points on 4/5 shooting (1/2 from three). James also got 1 assist and got 1 rebound in addition to points. Dwight Howard gained 6 points and managed to grab 2 rebounds.

Despite the convincing start to the 4th Quarter, the Cavaliers struggled shooting to round off the period, scoring 16 points while going 4/11 from the field and 3/5 from deep. The Lakers, meanwhile, faced no issues while closing out the period, scoring 25 points on 8/11 shooting (5/7 from deep). The Cavaliers lost to the Lakers 99-128. LeBron James was the largest contributor of the quarter, scoring 14 points. On the Cavaliers, Cedi Osman scored 6 points.