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February 29, 2020- Cleveland Cavaliers defeated by Indiana Pacers

During Saturday night’s face-off, the Cleveland Cavaliers lost against the Indiana Pacers 104-113 at home in Cleveland, OH at the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. Everyone was active for the Cavaliers. At the same time, Everyone was active for the Pacers. With the loss, the Cavaliers fall to 17-43 in the regular season and to 1-2 vs. the Pacers in the series.

On the Cavaliers, Kevin Love had 20 points in 37:18, shooting 6/9 (66.7%) from the field. In addition, Love also got a solid 12 rebounds and dished a team-high 7 assists. Andre Drummond added a team-high 27 points in 35:36, going 12/21 (57.1%) from the field. Drummond also got a notable team-high 13 rebounds, swiped a decent 4 steals, and dished 4 assists. Other vital performers included Collin Sexton (who recorded 16 points and added 4 assists),Darius Garland (who had 5 assists), and Larry Nance Jr. (who grabbed a decent 3 steals).

For the Pacers, T.J. Warren added an important team-high 30 points, going 14/20 (70.0%) from the field in 36:11. Additionally, Warren also dished 6 assists. Domantas Sabonis recorded 18 points, scoring 8/13 (61.5%) from the field in 41:54. Additionally, Sabonis also grabbed a useful team-high 13 rebounds and got a team-high 9 assists. Other important productions were made by Myles Turner (who managed to grab a useful 10 rebounds and made 4 blocks),Victor Oladipo (who had 19 points and had 3 steals),Malcolm Brogdon (who scored 22 points and passed out 8 assists), and Justin Holiday (who added 3 steals).

1st Quarter

The 1st Quarter was set in motion as expected as the Cavaliers shot 7/14 from the field and 0/2 from deep in the first half of the quarter for a total of 14 points. Center Andre Drummond was an important player in this good start as he gained 10 points on 5/7 shooting (0/2 from the three point mark). Drummond also pulled down 1 rebound in addition to points. The Pacers had little trouble in similar fashion at the start of the quarter, making 5/11 from the field and 2/4 from three for a total of 15 points. Point Guard Malcolm Brogdon was a critical player in this reasonable start for the Pacers as he gained 4 points on 2/3 shooting (0/0 from three).

After the dependable start to the 1st Quarter, the Cavaliers continued the performance to round out the quarter, gaining 17 points while going 7/12 from the field and 2/4 from three. The Pacers also faced no issues while finishing out the period, adding 15 points on 7/13 shooting (1/3 from deep). The 1st Quarter ended with the Cavaliers down by 1 point (31-30). Andre Drummond was the biggest contributor of the quarter, scoring 10 points. On the Pacers, T.J. Warren scored 9 points.

2nd Quarter

The 2nd Quarter started unexceptionally as the Cavaliers shot 4/8 from the field and 0/0 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 reasonable start as he added 4 points on 1/1 shooting (0/0 from deep). Love also pulled down 3 rebounds in addition to his points. Matthew Dellavedova was also a valuable player in the beginning of the quarter, scored 4 points while shooting 2/2 (0/0 from the three point mark).Comparingly, the Pacers also had no issues in the beginning, making 6/12 from the field and 1/4 from three for a total of 13 points. Doug McDermott was a major contributor in this good start for the Pacers as he added 5 points on 2/3 shooting (1/2 from deep). McDermott also managed to pull down 1 rebound in addition to his points.

Despite the decent start to the 2nd Quarter, the Cavaliers struggled shooting to round out the quarter, boasting 15 points while going 4/9 from the field and 1/2 from the three point mark. The Pacers, simultaneously, faced no issues while finishing up the period, adding 13 points on 6/12 shooting (0/1 from deep). The 2nd Quarter ended with the Cavaliers trailing the Pacers by 2 points (58-56). Kevin Love was the main contributor of the quarter, scoring 8 points. On the Pacers, T.J. Warren scored 6 points.

3rd Quarter

The 3rd Quarter started off with the team shooting lights-out as the Cavaliers shot 8/10 from the field and 1/1 from deep in the first half of the quarter for a total of 18 points. Power Forward Kevin Love was a vital contributor in this hot start as he added 4 points on 2/2 shooting (0/0 from deep). Love also made 2 assists and added 3 rebounds in addition to points. Center Andre Drummond was also a valuable contributor in the beginning of the quarter, recorded 4 points while shooting 2/2 (0/0 from three).Drummond also had 2 assists, swiped 2 steals, and added 2 rebounds in addition to his points. Likewise, the Pacers also performed well at the start of the period, shooting 7/11 from the field and 2/5 from deep for a total of 17 points. Shooting Guard Victor Oladipo was a vital player in this reasonable start for the Pacers as he boasted 6 points on 2/4 shooting (1/3 from three). Oladipo also had 1 rebound in addition to his points. Small Forward T.J. Warren gained 5 points and dished out 1 assist.

Despite the convincing start to the 3rd Quarter, the Cavaliers had trouble shooting to finish the quarter, boasting 10 points while going 4/12 from the field and 0/4 from the three point mark. The Pacers, concurrently, faced no issues while closing out the period, scoring 13 points on 5/11 shooting (1/3 from the three point mark). The 3rd Quarter closed with the Cavaliers and the Pacers tied up at 86-86. Victor Oladipo was the most substantial contributor of the quarter, scoring 9 points. On the Cavaliers, Darius Garland scored 6 points.

4th Quarter

The Cavaliers had a rough go at the beginning of the 4th Quarter, recording 3/10 from the field and 0/4 from the three point mark in the first half of the quarter for a total of 9 points. Center Andre Drummond was one player who floundered at the beginning of the quarter, shooting 1/5 from the field and 0/1 from deep for 4 points. Center Andre Drummond added 4 points, had 2 steals, and got 1 rebound. At the same time, the Pacers performed well at the start of the period, scoring 5/9 from the field and 0/1 from three for a total of 12 points. Power Forward Domantas Sabonis was a major contributor in this reasonable start for the Pacers as he boasted 4 points on 2/2 shooting (0/0 from three). Sabonis also dished 1 assist and had 2 rebounds in addition to points. Doug McDermott was also a valuable player in the beginning of the quarter, recorded 4 points while shooting 1/2 (0/1 from three).McDermott also had 1 assist in addition to his points.

After the sluggish start to the 4th Quarter, the Cavaliers continued the effort to finish the period, recording 9 points while going 4/10 from the field and 1/5 from deep. The Pacers, simultaneously, had no trouble finishing out the period, boasting 15 points on 6/8 shooting (1/2 from three). The Cavaliers lost against the Pacers 104-113. Andre Drummond was the biggest contributor of the quarter, scoring 8 points. On the Pacers, T.J. Warren scored 8 points.

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February 28, 2020- Cleveland Cavaliers go down against New Orleans Pelicans

During Friday evening’s match, the Cleveland Cavaliers were bested by the New Orleans Pelicans 104-116 away at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, LA. Alfonzo McKinnie and Dylan Windler were out for the Cavaliers. At the same time, All players on the Pelicans were active for the game. The defeat brings the Cavaliers to 0-2 in the series against the Pelicans and to 17-42 in the regular season.

On the Cavaliers, Kevin Love had 10 points in 26:43, albeit he struggled shooting, shooting 4/11 (36.4%) from the field. In addition to points, Love also got a team-high 7 rebounds. Collin Sexton added a valuable team-high 31 points in 37:02, shooting 11/20 (55.0%) from the field and 6/10 (60.0%) from three. Matthew Dellavedova recorded 7 points in 18:44, although he struggled scoring, shooting 2/6 (33.3%) from the field. In addition to points, Dellavedova also dished a team-high 6 assists. Other pivotal contributors were Tristan Thompson (who got 5 rebounds),Darius Garland (who recorded 15 points), Kevin Porter Jr. (who scored 16 points, managed to grab 5 rebounds, and made 5 assists), and Larry Nance Jr. (who added 5 rebounds).

For the Pelicans, Brandon Ingram boasted a team-high 29 points, going 11/19 (57.9%) from the field in 32:57. In addition, Ingram also dished out 7 assists and had 6 rebounds. Derrick Favors gained 5 points, scoring 2/4 (50.0%) from the field in 23:38. In addition to points, Favors also pulled down an impressive team-high 15 rebounds. Lonzo Ball got 5 points, albeit he had trouble making shots, going 1/6 (16.7%) from the field in 35:05. In addition to points, Ball also dished an admirable team-high 12 assists, managed to pull down 6 rebounds, and had an elegant 4 steals. Additional major efforts were achieved by Zion Williamson (who boasted 24 points),Jrue Holiday (who gained 22 points and had an admirable 6 assists), and Nicolo Melli (who managed to pull down 6 rebounds).

1st Quarter

The 1st Quarter was set in motion unexceptionally as the Cavaliers shot 6/12 from the field and 1/3 from deep in the first half of the quarter for a total of 13 points. Shooting Guard Collin Sexton was a vital player in this decent start as he added 5 points on 2/4 shooting (1/2 from deep). Sexton also added 1 steal in addition to points. In like manner, the Pelicans also had little trouble at the start of the period, making 10/12 from the field and 0/0 from the three point mark for a total of 23 points. Power Forward Zion Williamson was a vital player in this hot start for the Pelicans as he added 10 points on 5/5 shooting (0/0 from the three point mark). Small Forward Brandon Ingram recorded 5 points, added 1 assist, had 1 steal, and managed to pull down 1 rebound.

Despite the sound start to the 1st Quarter, the Cavaliers struggled scoring to finish the period, recording 12 points while going 5/15 from the field and 1/5 from three. The Pelicans, simultaneously, faced no issues while finishing out the period, recording 20 points on 8/12 shooting (4/6 from the three point mark). The 1st Quarter ended with the Cavaliers trailing the Pelicans by 18 points (25-43). Jrue Holiday was the largest contributor of the quarter, scoring 11 points. On the Cavaliers, Collin Sexton scored 10 points.

2nd Quarter

Down by 18, the Cavaliers remained committed as they shot 7/10 from the field and 0/0 from the three point mark in the first half of the quarter for a total of 15 points. Ante Zizic was a prime player in this hot start as he added 4 points on 2/2 shooting (0/0 from the three point mark). Zizic also added 1 assist in addition to his points. The Pelicans had little trouble 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 17 points. Nicolo Melli was an important contributor in this principled start for the Pelicans as he got 6 points on 2/3 shooting (1/1 from the three point mark). In addition to his points, Melli also made 1 assist, added 1 block, and managed to grab 2 rebounds. E’Twaun Moore boasted 5 points and added 1 block.

After the convincing start to the 2nd Quarter, the Cavaliers continued the performance to round off the quarter, gaining 15 points while going 5/10 from the field and 1/3 from three. The Pelicans, meanwhile, had trouble finishing up the period, adding 10 points on 5/14 shooting (0/3 from deep). The 2nd Quarter ended with the Cavaliers down by 15 points (55-70). Collin Sexton was the biggest contributor of the quarter, scoring 9 points. On the Pelicans, E’Twaun Moore scored 7 points.

3rd Quarter

The 3rd Quarter launched with the Cavaliers having trouble getting things going, shooting 6/14 from the field and 0/3 from deep in the first half of the quarter for a total of 12 points. Power Forward Kevin Love was among those who had a sluggish start to the quarter, shooting 0/1 from the field and 0/0 from the three point mark for no points. Small Forward Cedi Osman gained 4 points. Center Tristan Thompson gained 4 points and got 2 rebounds. Point Guard Darius Garland got 4 points and had 1 assist. On the other hand, the Pelicans had no issues in the beginning, making 8/11 from the field and 0/1 from the three point mark for a total of 18 points. Power Forward Zion Williamson was a prime player in this exceptional start for the Pelicans as he added 8 points on 3/5 shooting (0/0 from the three point mark). Williamson also dished out 1 assist and managed to grab 1 rebound. Small Forward Brandon Ingram boasted 6 points and had 1 assist.

Despite the dismal start to the 3rd Quarter, the Cavaliers shot much better to round off the quarter, boasting 16 points while going 6/12 from the field and 3/6 from deep. The Pelicans, meanwhile, had problems closing out the period, scoring 7 points on 3/7 shooting (1/1 from deep). The 3rd Quarter ended with the Cavaliers trailing the Pelicans by 12 points (83-95). Brandon Ingram was the most substantial contributor of the quarter, scoring 11 points. On the Cavaliers, Tristan Thompson scored 9 points.

4th Quarter

The Cavaliers had trouble getting things going at the beginning of the 4th Quarter, recording 3/10 from the field and 2/5 from the three point mark in the first half of the quarter for a total of 8 points. Kevin Porter Jr. was one of the players who had issues at the start of the quarter, shooting 1/4 from the field and 0/2 from three for 2 points. Shooting Guard Collin Sexton added 3 points, added 1 assist, and had 2 rebounds. Point Guard Darius Garland gained 3 points. In contrast, the Pelicans had no issues in the first half of the quarter, scoring 6/12 from the field and 2/6 from three for a total of 14 points. Shooting Guard Jrue Holiday was a critical contributor in this decent start for the Pelicans as he gained 5 points on 2/3 shooting (1/2 from deep). Holiday also added 1 assist and got 1 rebound.

After the mediocre start to the 4th Quarter, the Cavaliers continued to struggle to wrap up the period, adding 13 points while going 5/12 from the field and 3/6 from three. The Pelicans also struggled while finishing up the period, recording 7 points on 2/9 shooting (0/2 from deep). The Cavaliers lost against the Pelicans 104-116. Kevin Porter Jr. was the most substantial contributor of the quarter, scoring 10 points. On the Pelicans, Jrue Holiday scored 5 points.

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February 26, 2020- Cleveland Cavaliers excel over Philadelphia 76ers

During Wednesday evening’s game, the Cleveland Cavaliers came away with a victory against the Philadelphia 76ers 108-94 at home in Cleveland, OH at the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. The Cavaliers had no inactive players for the game. At the same time, No players on the 76ers were inactive for the game. With the loss, the Cavaliers drop to 17-41 in the regular season and to 1-3 against the 76ers in the series.

On the Cavaliers, Kevin Love boasted 13 points, although he had trouble scoring from the field, scoring 3/9 (33.3%) from the field and 3/7 (42.9%) from the three point mark in 33:12. Additionally, Love also got 9 rebounds and had a team-high 6 assists. Collin Sexton recorded a team-high 28 points, going 9/16 (56.2%) from the field in 35:30. Kevin Porter Jr. gained 5 points in 26:33, albeit he struggled making baskets, scoring 2/6 (33.3%) from the field. Additionally, Porter Jr. also dished out a team-high 6 assists and managed to grab 5 rebounds. Larry Nance Jr. got 13 points, going 6/9 (66.7%) from the field in 30:48. In addition to his points, Nance Jr. also added an admirable team-high 15 rebounds. One other important effort was made by Tristan Thompson , who pulled down an admirable 13 rebounds.

For the 76ers, Al Horford gained 10 points in 34:00, going 4/10 (40.0%) from the field. In addition to points, Horford also added 5 rebounds, made a team-high 5 assists, and grabbed 3 steals. Shake Milton scored a team-high 20 points in 37:10, scoring 8/14 (57.1%) from the field and 4/6 (66.7%) from the three point mark. Additionally, Milton also passed out 4 assists. Josh Richardson boasted 9 points in 32:12, although he had trouble making his shot fall, going 4/12 (33.3%) from the field. Richardson also added a team-high 7 rebounds and made 4 assists. Additional important efforts were made by Tobias Harris (who had 3 steals) and Kyle O’Quinn (who added 4 blocks).

1st Quarter

The Cavaliers struggled at the start of the 1st Quarter, recording 6/14 from the field and 0/4 from three in the first half of the quarter for a total of 14 points. Center Tristan Thompson was included in those who had a slow start to the quarter, shooting 1/3 from the field and 0/1 from deep for 2 points. Point Guard Darius Garland had 6 points. The 76ers struggled as well at the start of the period, scoring 3/9 from the field and 0/2 from three for a total of 8 points. Power Forward Al Horford was one of the players on the 76ers who floundered at the beginning of the quarter, shooting 2/5 from the field and 0/1 from the three point mark for 4 points. Power Forward Al Horford scored 4 points and had 1 rebound.

Despite the poor start to the 1st Quarter, the Cavaliers improved significantly to close out the quarter, boasting 14 points while going 6/8 from the field and 2/2 from deep. The 76ers, at the same time, had issues finishing up the period, adding 9 points on 3/11 shooting (1/8 from deep). The 1st Quarter finished with the Cavaliers trailing the 76ers by 11 points (28-17). Darius Garland was the main contributor of the quarter, scoring 6 points. On the 76ers, Tobias Harris scored 4 points.

2nd Quarter

The 2nd Quarter was set off with a formitable scoring effort as the Cavaliers shot 6/8 from the field and 0/0 from the three point mark in the first half of the quarter for a total of 13 points. Shooting Guard Collin Sexton was a crucial contributor in this excellent start as he added 4 points on 2/2 shooting (0/0 from three). In addition, Sexton also had 1 steal. On the other hand, the 76ers had issues at the start of the quarter, shooting 4/13 from the field and 2/6 from three for a total of 12 points. Glenn Robinson III was among those on the 76ers who had issues at the start of the quarter, shooting 1/3 from the field and 0/1 from three for 4 points. Small Forward Tobias Harris gained 5 points and swiped 1 steal.

After the dependable start to the 2nd Quarter, the Cavaliers continued the effort to close out the quarter, gaining 14 points while going 4/8 from the field and 3/6 from the three point mark. The 76ers, meanwhile, had trouble closing out the period, boasting 15 points on 5/13 shooting (3/6 from the three point mark). The 2nd Quarter ended with the Cavaliers down by 11 points (55-44). Matthew Dellavedova was the main contributor of the quarter, scoring 10 points. On the 76ers, Furkan Korkmaz scored 6 points.

3rd Quarter

The Cavaliers had a rough go at the beginning of the 3rd Quarter, shooting 3/7 from the field and 2/4 from the three point mark in the first half of the quarter for a total of 15 points. Small Forward Cedi Osman was one of the players who had issues at the start of the quarter, shooting 0/1 from the field and 0/1 from the three point mark for no points. Power Forward Kevin Love boasted 5 points, got 1 assist, and pulled down 2 rebounds. Shooting Guard Collin Sexton added 5 points. Comparingly, the 76ers also had trouble at the start of the quarter, shooting 4/13 from the field and 1/3 from the three point mark for a total of 9 points. Small Forward Tobias Harris was included in those on the 76ers who had a slow start to the quarter, shooting 0/3 from the field and 0/0 from the three point mark for no points. Point Guard Josh Richardson scored 4 points, got 1 block, and had 1 rebound.

After the substandard start to the 3rd Quarter, the Cavaliers continued the effort to close out the quarter, boasting 7 points while going 3/15 from the field and 1/4 from the three point mark. The 76ers, concurrently, faced no issues while finishing out the period, adding 15 points on 6/11 shooting (3/5 from the three point mark). The 3rd Quarter ended with the Cavaliers trailing the 76ers by 9 points (77-68). Collin Sexton was the main contributor of the quarter, scoring 8 points. On the 76ers, Josh Richardson scored 7 points.

4th Quarter

The 4th Quarter launched with some formitable shooting as the Cavaliers went 8/9 from the field and 0/0 from the three point mark in the first half of the quarter for a total of 16 points. Center Tristan Thompson was a vital contributor in this great start as he gained 8 points on 4/4 shooting (0/0 from three). In addition to points, Thompson also grabbed 1 rebound. The 76ers had no issues as well in the first half of the quarter, scoring 6/9 from the field and 3/5 from the three point mark for a total of 16 points. Shooting Guard Shake Milton was a prime player in this decent start for the 76ers as he got 8 points on 3/3 shooting (2/2 from three). Furthermore, Milton also made 1 assist.

Following the solid start to the 4th Quarter, the Cavaliers continued to shoot well to wrap up the quarter, boasting 15 points while going 5/9 from the field and 3/4 from the three point mark. The 76ers also had no trouble finishing up the period, recording 10 points on 5/10 shooting (0/3 from deep). The Cavaliers won against the 76ers 108-94. Collin Sexton was the largest contributor of the quarter, scoring 11 points. On the 76ers, Shake Milton scored 10 points.

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February 24, 2020- Cleveland Cavaliers succeed Miami Heat

During Monday evening’s match, the Cleveland Cavaliers achieved a victory over the Miami Heat 125-119 at home in Cleveland, OH at the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. All players on the Cavaliers were active for the game. At the same time, Inactive players for the Heat included Jimmy Butler. The win brings the Cavaliers to 1-3 in the series versus the Heat and to 16-41 in the regular season.

For the Cavaliers, Kevin Love gained 17 points, although he had trouble with his shot, going 4/13 (30.8%) from the field in 37:54. Additionally, Love also managed to grab a decent team-high 14 rebounds and dished out 4 assists. Darius Garland got 14 points in 39:42, going 5/12 (41.7%) from the field. In addition, Garland also dished out a team-high 7 assists and had 5 rebounds. Kevin Porter Jr. got an elegant team-high 30 points, shooting 9/18 (50.0%) from the field and 4/7 (57.1%) from three in 40:41. In addition to points, Porter Jr. also managed to grab 8 rebounds and grabbed 3 steals. Other noteworthy efforts were made by Andre Drummond (who added 5 rebounds), Tristan Thompson (who scored an elegant 15 points and managed to pull down 9 rebounds), and Larry Nance Jr. (who recorded an elegant 16 points and managed to pull down 8 rebounds).

On the Heat, Bam Adebayo gained a team-high 22 points in 40:58, scoring 9/15 (60.0%) from the field. In addition to points, Adebayo also got a valuable team-high 13 rebounds, got a team-high 9 assists, pulled off a notable 4 blocks, and swiped 3 steals. Goran Dragic got a team-high 22 points in 34:07, scoring 7/16 (43.8%) from the field. Dragic also made 6 assists. Other significant contributors were Derrick Jones Jr. (who added 7 rebounds),Kelly Olynyk (who got 5 rebounds and dished out 4 assists),Duncan Robinson (who scored 15 points),Kendrick Nunn (who recorded 21 points and made 4 assists), Jae Crowder (who scored 16 points and managed to pull down 9 rebounds), and Andre Iguodala (who got 4 blocks and had 4 assists).

1st Quarter

The Cavaliers had a rough go at the beginning of the 1st Quarter, scoring 3/8 from the field and 2/4 from deep in the first half of the quarter for a total of 10 points. Power Forward Kevin Love was included in those who had issues at the start of the quarter, shooting 1/3 from the field and 1/2 from three for 5 points. Power Forward Kevin Love recorded 5 points and added 3 rebounds. On the other hand, the Heat had no issues in the beginning, shooting 7/12 from the field and 3/5 from three for a total of 18 points. Shooting Guard Duncan Robinson was a critical contributor in this good start for the Heat as he had 6 points on 2/2 shooting (2/2 from the three point mark). In addition to his points, Robinson also added 1 assist and added 1 rebound. Center Bam Adebayo had 5 points, passed out 1 assist, pulled off 1 block, swiped 1 steal, and added 2 rebounds.

Following the bad start to the 1st Quarter, the Cavaliers continued to struggle to close out the period, recording 11 points while going 4/13 from the field and 3/6 from three. The Heat also struggled while closing out the period, scoring 11 points on 3/14 shooting (1/6 from the three point mark). The 1st Quarter closed with the Cavaliers down by 8 points (21-29). Bam Adebayo was the largest contributor of the quarter, scoring 7 points. On the Cavaliers, Kevin Porter Jr. scored 6 points.

2nd Quarter

The 2nd Quarter launched with the Cavaliers having trouble getting things going, going 4/10 from the field and 1/4 from three in the first half of the quarter for a total of 18 points. Small Forward Cedi Osman was among those 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. Power Forward Kevin Love added 5 points and added 1 block. Kevin Porter Jr. added 5 points. Conversely, the Heat performed well in the beginning, scoring 7/10 from the field and 4/5 from three for a total of 20 points. Shooting Guard Duncan Robinson was an important player in this excellent start for the Heat as he added 9 points on 3/4 shooting (3/3 from three).

Despite the bad start to the 2nd Quarter, the Cavaliers improved significantly to round out the quarter, adding 17 points while going 7/15 from the field and 1/3 from the three point mark. The Heat also faced no issues while finishing up the period, recording 19 points on 7/12 shooting (4/6 from three). The 2nd Quarter finished with the Cavaliers down by 12 points (56-68). Duncan Robinson was the most substantial contributor of the quarter, scoring 9 points. On the Cavaliers, Kevin Love scored 7 points.

3rd Quarter

The 3rd Quarter opened with the Cavaliers struggling to get things going, recording 3/8 from the field and 3/7 from deep in the first half of the quarter for a total of 9 points. Center Andre Drummond was one player who floundered at the beginning of the quarter, shooting 1/3 from the field and 1/2 from the three point mark for 3 points. Shooting Guard Collin Sexton gained 6 points. Conversely, the Heat had little trouble at the start of the quarter, shooting 7/9 from the field and 2/2 from three for a total of 16 points. Point Guard Kendrick Nunn was a critical contributor in this hot start for the Heat as he got 8 points on 3/3 shooting (2/2 from three). In addition to his points, Nunn also made 1 assist.

Following the slow start to the 3rd Quarter, the Cavaliers continued to show more of the same to round off the period, scoring 15 points while going 5/13 from the field and 2/6 from three. The Heat, simultaneously, had no trouble finishing up the period, recording 15 points on 6/10 shooting (0/3 from deep). The 3rd Quarter ended with the Cavaliers trailing the Heat by 19 points (80-99). Kendrick Nunn was the main contributor of the quarter, scoring 12 points. On the Cavaliers, Collin Sexton scored 10 points.

4th Quarter

Trailing the Heat, the Cavaliers were persistent as they went 7/9 from the field and 0/2 from three in the first half of the quarter for a total of 19 points. Larry Nance Jr. was a crucial player in this solid start as he got 8 points on 4/4 shooting (0/0 from three). Nance Jr. also added 1 steal in addition to his points. Tristan Thompson gained 5 points, dished out 2 assists, and managed to grab 4 rebounds. In comparison, the Heat struggled at the start of the period, making 1/11 from the field and 1/8 from three for a total of 3 points. Jae Crowder was one player on the Heat who had a slow start to the quarter, shooting 1/5 from the field and 1/4 from the three point mark for 3 points. Jae Crowder gained 3 points.

Despite the decent start to the 4th Quarter, the Cavaliers had trouble scoring to wrap up the period, adding 12 points while going 4/10 from the field and 2/4 from deep. The Heat also struggled while finishing up the period, recording 9 points on 4/9 shooting (0/3 from deep). The 4th Quarter ended with the Cavaliers and the Heat tied up at 111-111. Kevin Porter Jr. was the biggest contributor of the quarter, scoring 11 points. On the Heat, Bam Adebayo scored 4 points.

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February 22, 2020- Cleveland Cavaliers go under against Miami Heat

The Cleveland Cavaliers lost against the Miami Heat 105-124 away at the AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami, FL during Saturday night’s affair. Kevin Love was out for the Cavaliers. Simultaneously, Tyler Herro was out for the Heat. With the defeat, the Cavaliers drop to 15-41 in the regular season and to 0-3 versus the Heat in the series.

For the Cavaliers, Cedi Osman got a team-high 19 points, going 6/15 (40.0%) from the field in 37:48. In addition to his points, Osman also pulled down 7 rebounds and got 7 assists. Collin Sexton got 17 points, although he struggled scoring from the field, scoring 5/15 (33.3%) from the field and 3/7 (42.9%) from three in 33:24. In addition to his points, Sexton also passed out a team-high 9 assists. Dante Exum recorded 14 points in 25:19, shooting 3/6 (50.0%) from the field and 3/5 (60.0%) from the three point line. In addition, Exum also managed to pull down a team-high 8 rebounds. Additional significant contributions included Larry Nance Jr. (who managed to grab 7 rebounds),Andre Drummond (who managed to grab 6 rebounds),Darius Garland (who made 5 assists), and Tristan Thompson (who had 16 points and pulled down 7 rebounds).

On the Heat, Bam Adebayo scored 15 points in 25:34, scoring 7/9 (77.8%) from the field. In addition to points, Adebayo also passed out a team-high 9 assists. Kendrick Nunn scored a team-high 24 points in 34:44, scoring 7/12 (58.3%) from the field and 4/7 (57.1%) from the three point line. In addition, Nunn also made 8 assists. Udonis Haslem gained 0 points in 9:48, albeit he struggled with his shot, shooting 0/5 (0.0%) from the field. Haslem also had a team-high 5 rebounds. Additional critical contributors included Derrick Jones Jr. (who swiped 4 steals and passed out 4 assists),Kelly Olynyk (who had 17 points),Duncan Robinson (who added 19 points), Goran Dragic (who gained 16 points and dished 4 assists), and Jae Crowder (who grabbed 5 steals).

1st Quarter

The 1st Quarter started off with a rapid shootout as the Cavaliers went 8/10 from the field and 2/3 from three in the first half of the quarter for a total of 20 points. Small Forward Cedi Osman was a key contributor in this hot start as he gained 7 points on 2/3 shooting (1/1 from three). Osman also passed out 1 assist in addition to points. Shooting Guard Collin Sexton was also a critical contributor in the beginning of the quarter, had 7 points while shooting 3/3 (1/1 from the three point mark).Sexton also got 2 assists. The Heat had little trouble as well in the beginning, making 9/11 from the field and 4/6 from deep for a total of 22 points. Shooting Guard Duncan Robinson was a crucial contributor in this great start for the Heat as he boasted 8 points on 3/4 shooting (2/3 from three). In addition to points, Robinson also had 1 assist. Center Bam Adebayo got 6 points and dished 3 assists. Point Guard Kendrick Nunn had 5 points, added 2 assists, and managed to grab 1 rebound.

Following the sound start to the 1st Quarter, the Cavaliers continued the effort to round off the quarter, recording 12 points while going 4/8 from the field and 1/3 from the three point mark. The Heat also faced no issues while closing up the period, scoring 16 points on 6/11 shooting (3/7 from the three point mark). The 1st Quarter ended with the Cavaliers down by 6 points (32-38). Kelly Olynyk was the biggest contributor of the quarter, scoring 11 points. On the Cavaliers, Cedi Osman scored 10 points.

2nd Quarter

The 2nd Quarter opened with the Cavaliers having trouble getting things going, recording 2/9 from the field and 1/2 from the three point mark in the first half of the quarter for a total of 9 points. Small Forward Cedi Osman was included in those who struggled starting the quarter, shooting 0/1 from the field and 0/0 from three for no points. Dante Exum recorded 7 points, made 1 block, and managed to pull down 1 rebound. Conversely, the Heat had no issues in the beginning, making 6/8 from the field and 1/3 from three for a total of 15 points. Shooting Guard Duncan Robinson was a major player in this great start for the Heat as he gained 5 points on 2/2 shooting (1/1 from three). Additionally, Robinson also managed to pull down 1 rebound.

After the dismal start to the 2nd Quarter, the Cavaliers continued to show more of the same to round off the period, recording 11 points while going 5/12 from the field and 0/3 from three. The Heat, simultaneously, faced no issues while closing out the period, boasting 29 points on 9/10 shooting (4/5 from the three point mark). The 2nd Quarter finished with the Cavaliers down by 30 points (52-82). Derrick Jones Jr. was the largest contributor of the quarter, scoring 8 points. On the Cavaliers, Dante Exum scored 7 points.

3rd Quarter

Down by 30, the Cavaliers remained committed as they shot 6/9 from the field and 3/6 from three in the first half of the quarter for a total of 15 points. Power Forward Larry Nance Jr. was a vital contributor in this good start as he gained 4 points on 2/4 shooting (0/2 from the three point mark). Nance Jr. also pulled down 2 rebounds. The Heat had no issues in similar fashion in the first half of the quarter, making 4/7 from the field and 1/2 from deep for a total of 9 points. Point Guard Kendrick Nunn was a critical contributor in this good start for the Heat as he boasted 4 points on 2/2 shooting (0/0 from the three point mark).

Despite the dependable start to the 3rd Quarter, the Cavaliers had trouble shooting to wrap up the period, gaining 11 points while going 3/11 from the field and 1/5 from three. The Heat also had issues closing out the period, gaining 15 points on 4/9 shooting (2/6 from the three point mark). The 3rd Quarter closed with the Cavaliers down by 28 points (78-106). Collin Sexton was the main contributor of the quarter, scoring 10 points. On the Heat, Goran Dragic scored 8 points.

4th Quarter

The Cavaliers had trouble getting things going at the start of the 4th Quarter, scoring 4/10 from the field and 2/7 from deep in the first half of the quarter for a total of 12 points. Shooting Guard Collin Sexton was one of the players who had a sluggish start to the quarter, shooting 0/3 from the field and 0/2 from three for no points. Small Forward Cedi Osman added 3 points, got 3 assists, and added 3 rebounds. Point Guard Darius Garland added 3 points. Ante Zizic gained 3 points. The Heat had issues as well in the first half of the quarter, scoring 3/12 from the field and 1/5 from three for a total of 7 points. Shooting Guard Duncan Robinson was one player on the Heat who floundered at the beginning of the quarter, shooting 0/2 from the field and 0/2 from three for no points. Jae Crowder had 5 points and had 2 steals.

Despite the dismal start to the 4th Quarter, the Cavaliers shot much better to round off the quarter, gaining 15 points while going 6/10 from the field and 3/7 from the three point mark. The Heat, concurrently, had issues closing up the period, scoring 11 points on 4/11 shooting (3/6 from three). The Cavaliers lost against the Heat 105-124. Cedi Osman was the largest contributor of the quarter, scoring 8 points. On the Heat, Kendrick Nunn scored 6 points.

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February 21, 2020- Cleveland Cavaliers overtop Washington Wizards

The Cleveland Cavaliers came away with a victory against the Washington Wizards 113-108 away at the Capital One Arena in Washington, DC during Friday evening’s event. No players on the Cavaliers were inactive for the game. Simultaneously, All players on the Wizards were active for the game. With the victory, the Cavaliers improve to 15-40 in the regular season and to 2-1 versus the Wizards in the series.

For the Cavaliers, Andre Drummond scored 12 points, scoring 6/11 (54.5%) from the field in 21:51. In addition, Drummond also managed to pull down a solid team-high 12 rebounds. Collin Sexton had a team-high 25 points, shooting 8/17 (47.1%) from the field in 34:20. Darius Garland recorded 15 points, going 6/11 (54.5%) from the field in 36:12. In addition to his points, Garland also got a team-high 4 assists. Tristan Thompson gained 10 points in 25:59, going 5/8 (62.5%) from the field. Thompson also added an impressive 11 rebounds and passed out a team-high 4 assists. Additional critical performers included Cedi Osman (who had 16 points and pulled down an impressive 10 rebounds) and Larry Nance Jr. (who got an impressive 6 rebounds).

On the Wizards, Bradley Beal had a team-high 26 points in 34:19, although he struggled making baskets, scoring 9/28 (32.1%) from the field. Additionally, Beal also swiped 3 steals. Ish Smith got 5 points in 29:42, although he struggled making baskets, scoring 2/12 (16.7%) from the field. In addition to points, Smith also passed out a team-high 6 assists and added 5 rebounds. Davis Bertans added 10 points, albeit he struggled making his shot fall, scoring 2/7 (28.6%) from the field in 26:03. Additionally, Bertans also managed to pull down a team-high 8 rebounds. Additional pivotal contributions were made by Rui Hachimura (who got 17 points and had 7 rebounds),Ian Mahinmi (who managed to pull down 5 rebounds), Thomas Bryant (who got 5 rebounds), Shabazz Napier (who had 4 assists), and Moritz Wagner (who managed to grab 5 rebounds).

1st Quarter

The 1st Quarter launched as expected as the Cavaliers shot 6/10 from the field and 2/4 from deep in the first half of the quarter for a total of 17 points. Point Guard Darius Garland was a valuable player in this reasonable start as he added 5 points on 2/2 shooting (0/0 from the three point mark). The Wizards had little trouble in similar fashion at the start of the quarter, making 8/14 from the field and 2/3 from deep for a total of 21 points. Power Forward Rui Hachimura was a valuable player in this principled start for the Wizards as he boasted 9 points on 4/6 shooting (1/1 from deep). Hachimura also pulled down 1 rebound in addition to points. Small Forward Isaac Bonga recorded 5 points and managed to grab 1 rebound. Shooting Guard Bradley Beal added 5 points and added 1 steal.

Following the decent start to the 1st Quarter, the Cavaliers continued to shoot well to wrap up the quarter, scoring 15 points while going 7/11 from the field and 0/0 from the three point mark. The Wizards also faced no issues while closing out the period, boasting 20 points on 8/17 shooting (4/8 from the three point mark). The 1st Quarter finished with the Cavaliers trailing the Wizards by 9 points (32-41). Rui Hachimura was the most substantial contributor of the quarter, scoring 9 points. On the Cavaliers, Andre Drummond scored 6 points.

2nd Quarter

The 2nd Quarter was set off with the Cavaliers struggling to get things going, scoring 4/14 from the field and 1/5 from the three point mark in the first half of the quarter for a total of 10 points. Center Andre Drummond was included in those who had trouble contributing at the start of the quarter, shooting 0/3 from the field and 0/0 from deep for no points. Shooting Guard Collin Sexton scored 4 points and got 1 rebound. Larry Nance Jr. scored 4 points and managed to pull down 4 rebounds. In like manner, the Wizards also had issues at the start of the period, shooting 5/12 from the field and 1/4 from deep for a total of 14 points. Troy Brown Jr. was included in those on the Wizards who had trouble contributing at the start of the quarter, shooting 1/3 from the field and 0/0 from the three point mark for 2 points. Davis Bertans gained 6 points, dished 1 assist, and had 3 rebounds.

Despite the slow start to the 2nd Quarter, the Cavaliers shot much better to close out the quarter, gaining 19 points while going 6/9 from the field and 3/4 from three. The Wizards, concurrently, had problems finishing out the period, gaining 11 points on 4/9 shooting (0/4 from the three point mark). The 2nd Quarter closed with the Cavaliers trailing the Wizards by 5 points (61-66). Cedi Osman was the biggest contributor of the quarter, scoring 10 points. On the Wizards, Bradley Beal scored 8 points.

3rd Quarter

The 3rd Quarter started with the Cavaliers having trouble getting things going, scoring 3/7 from the field and 0/4 from three in the first half of the quarter for a total of 7 points. Power Forward Kevin Love was among those who struggled starting the quarter, shooting 0/2 from the field and 0/2 from deep for no points. Shooting Guard Collin Sexton got 3 points. The Wizards had trouble as well at the start of the period, making 4/17 from the field and 0/5 from deep for a total of 8 points. Power Forward Rui Hachimura was included in those on the Wizards who had a sluggish start to the quarter, shooting 1/5 from the field and 0/2 from deep for 2 points. Shooting Guard Bradley Beal recorded 4 points and had 1 steal.

Despite the pitiful start to the 3rd Quarter, the Cavaliers corrected their shooting to close out the period, recording 13 points while going 5/9 from the field and 1/2 from the three point mark. The Wizards, at the same time, struggled while finishing up the period, scoring 13 points on 5/12 shooting (0/1 from three). The 3rd Quarter ended with the Cavaliers trailing the Wizards by 6 points (81-87). Dante Exum was the main contributor of the quarter, scoring 8 points. On the Wizards, Rui Hachimura scored 6 points.

4th Quarter

The 4th Quarter started off with no major issues as the Cavaliers went 7/11 from the field and 3/4 from the three point mark in the first half of the quarter for a total of 17 points. Shooting Guard Collin Sexton was a key player in this principled start as he got 6 points on 3/4 shooting (0/0 from the three point mark). Point Guard Darius Garland was also a vital player in the beginning of the quarter, scored 6 points while shooting 2/3 (2/2 from three).Garland also made 1 assist in addition to points. In comparison, the Wizards had trouble at the start of the quarter, shooting 3/9 from the field and 2/5 from deep for a total of 10 points. Shooting Guard Bradley Beal was included in those on the Wizards who struggled starting the quarter, shooting 0/1 from the field and 0/0 from deep for 2 points. Troy Brown Jr. got 3 points and got 1 rebound. Jerome Robinson got 3 points.

Following the sound start to the 4th Quarter, the Cavaliers continued to show more of the same to close out the quarter, boasting 15 points while going 5/10 from the field and 1/4 from three. The Wizards, at the same time, had problems closing up the period, boasting 11 points on 4/16 shooting (0/7 from deep). The Cavaliers won against the Wizards 113-108. Collin Sexton was the biggest contributor of the quarter, scoring 14 points. On the Wizards, Bradley Beal scored 8 points.

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February 12, 2020- Cleveland Cavaliers top Atlanta Hawks

During Wednesday evening’s match, the Cleveland Cavaliers blew out the Atlanta Hawks 127-105 at home at the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland, OH. Everyone was active for the Cavaliers. At the same time, The Hawks had no inactive players for the game. The victory brings the Cavaliers to 2-0 in the series vs. the Hawks and to 14-40 in the regular season.

On the Cavaliers, Andre Drummond got 14 points, scoring 6/10 (60.0%) from the field in 22:08. Additionally, Drummond also managed to grab a skillful team-high 15 rebounds. Darius Garland had 12 points in 31:50, scoring 5/12 (41.7%) from the field. Additionally, Garland also got a team-high 7 assists. Tristan Thompson added a team-high 27 points, shooting 11/16 (68.8%) from the field and 3/3 (100%) from deep in 25:52. Thompson also managed to pull down a skillful 11 rebounds. Additional pivotal performances were achieved by Cedi Osman (who added a skillful 6 rebounds),Larry Nance Jr. (who scored 23 points, got a skillful 12 rebounds, and had 3 steals),Collin Sexton (who recorded 23 points and passed out 6 assists), and Kevin Porter Jr. (who got 18 points).

On the Hawks, De’Andre Hunter recorded 12 points in 35:31, although he had trouble making baskets, shooting 4/13 (30.8%) from the field. In addition, Hunter also had a team-high 8 rebounds. Trae Young got a team-high 27 points in 37:08, going 8/17 (47.1%) from the field. In addition, Young also dished out an important team-high 12 assists. Additional critical contributors were John Collins (who scored 23 points),Dewayne Dedmon (who added 3 blocks and got 3 steals), and Cam Reddish (who scored 16 points).

1st Quarter

The Cavaliers struggled at the beginning of the 1st Quarter, going 4/12 from the field and 0/2 from the three point mark in the first half of the quarter for a total of 10 points. Point Guard Darius Garland was included in those who had trouble contributing at the start of the quarter, shooting 1/3 from the field and 0/0 from the three point mark for 2 points. Center Andre Drummond had 4 points, pulled off 2 blocks, and got 8 rebounds. The Hawks had trouble as well at the start of the period, shooting 4/11 from the field and 2/4 from three for a total of 11 points. Point Guard Trae Young was one of the players on the Hawks who had trouble contributing at the start of the quarter, shooting 1/3 from the field and 1/2 from deep for 3 points. Shooting Guard Kevin Huerter gained 3 points and dished out 1 assist. Point Guard Trae Young got 3 points, got 3 assists, and got 1 steal.

Despite the substandard start to the 1st Quarter, the Cavaliers improved significantly to round out the quarter, gaining 23 points while going 9/15 from the field and 2/3 from deep. The Hawks, meanwhile, had issues finishing up the period, boasting 8 points on 3/12 shooting (1/4 from deep). The 1st Quarter finished with the Cavaliers down by 14 points (33-19). Collin Sexton was the biggest contributor of the quarter, scoring 9 points. On the Hawks, John Collins scored 6 points.

2nd Quarter

The 2nd Quarter kicked off with a fast-paced shootout as the Cavaliers went 8/11 from the field and 2/2 from deep in the first half of the quarter for a total of 18 points. Tristan Thompson was a valuable contributor in this excellent start as he scored 12 points on 5/6 shooting (2/2 from the three point mark). In addition to his points, Thompson also managed to pull down 1 rebound. The Hawks had little trouble as well at the start of the quarter, making 7/10 from the field and 3/3 from three for a total of 18 points. Cam Reddish was a vital player in this exceptional start for the Hawks as he had 6 points on 2/2 shooting (2/2 from the three point mark). Reddish also added 1 assist and pulled down 1 rebound in addition to his points.

After the dependable start to the 2nd Quarter, the Cavaliers continued to shoot well to round out the quarter, recording 14 points while going 6/13 from the field and 0/6 from deep. The Hawks, meanwhile, had trouble finishing out the period, scoring 11 points on 3/13 shooting (1/6 from the three point mark). The 2nd Quarter closed with the Cavaliers trailing the Hawks by 17 points (65-48). Tristan Thompson was the main contributor of the quarter, scoring 14 points. On the Hawks, Trae Young scored 7 points.

3rd Quarter

The 3rd Quarter arrived rapidly as the Cavaliers shot 8/13 from the field and 3/5 from three in the first half of the quarter for a total of 21 points. Power Forward Larry Nance Jr. was a major contributor in this decent start as he recorded 7 points on 2/3 shooting (1/2 from three). Nance Jr. also dished 1 assist, grabbed 1 steal, and managed to grab 4 rebounds in addition to points. In like manner, the Hawks also had no issues in the first half of the quarter, scoring 6/12 from the field and 3/7 from three for a total of 15 points. Point Guard Trae Young was a major contributor in this principled start for the Hawks as he got 6 points on 3/6 shooting (0/1 from three). Young also passed out 2 assists and grabbed 1 rebound in addition to points.

Despite the dependable start to the 3rd Quarter, the Cavaliers had trouble scoring to finish the period, gaining 12 points while going 4/11 from the field and 0/4 from the three point mark. The Hawks, simultaneously, faced no issues while finishing up the period, adding 17 points on 5/9 shooting (0/3 from three). The 3rd Quarter finished with the Cavaliers trailing the Hawks by 18 points (98-80). Cam Reddish was the main contributor of the quarter, scoring 9 points. On the Cavaliers, Larry Nance Jr. scored 7 points.

4th Quarter

The Cavaliers struggled at the beginning of the 4th Quarter, going 3/9 from the field and 1/3 from deep in the first half of the quarter for a total of 9 points. Shooting Guard Collin Sexton was included in those who had issues at the start of the quarter, shooting 0/3 from the field and 0/1 from deep for 1 points. Kevin Porter Jr. gained 3 points and had 2 rebounds. Tristan Thompson gained 3 points and grabbed 2 rebounds. Conversely, the Hawks had no issues in the beginning, making 5/9 from the field and 2/4 from three for a total of 16 points. Power Forward John Collins was a prime player in this principled start for the Hawks as he got 9 points on 3/3 shooting (1/1 from three). Collins also added 1 assist in addition to points.

Despite the bad start to the 4th Quarter, the Cavaliers revitalized their shooting to round out the period, scoring 20 points while going 6/10 from the field and 2/3 from three. The Hawks, simultaneously, had issues closing up the period, adding 9 points on 3/8 shooting (1/3 from three). The Cavaliers beat the Hawks 127-105. John Collins was the largest contributor of the quarter, scoring 9 points. On the Cavaliers, Larry Nance Jr. scored 7 points.

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February 09, 2020- Cleveland Cavaliers blown away by LA Clippers

During Sunday evening’s contest, the Cleveland Cavaliers were walked all over by the LA Clippers 92-133 at home at the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland, OH. All players on the Cavaliers were active for the game. At the same time, All players on the Clippers were active for the game. With the victory, the Cavaliers rise to 13-40 in the regular season and to 0-2 vs. the Clippers in the series.

For the Cavaliers, Andre Drummond had a team-high 19 points, going 7/17 (41.2%) from the field in 28:59. In addition to points, Drummond also managed to pull down a useful team-high 14 rebounds. Darius Garland boasted 6 points in 28:27, although he had trouble scoring, going 3/11 (27.3%) from the field. Additionally, Garland also had a team-high 6 assists. Additional notable contributions were achieved by Kevin Love (who added 9 rebounds), Kevin Porter Jr. (who got 17 points), and Tristan Thompson (who grabbed 6 rebounds).

On the Clippers, Paul George gained 22 points in 24:12, scoring 8/12 (66.7%) from the field and 5/8 (62.5%) from the three point line. In addition to his points, George also added 6 rebounds and added a team-high 4 assists. Ivica Zubac added 8 points, scoring 4/4 (100%) from the field in 16:50. Zubac also passed out a team-high 4 assists. Lou Williams added a team-high 25 points in 26:09, going 8/14 (57.1%) from the field. In addition, Williams also pulled down 5 rebounds. Montrezl Harrell scored 19 points in 20:30, scoring 8/10 (80.0%) from the field. In addition, Harrell also pulled down a team-high 9 rebounds. Additional critical performances were made by Marcus Morris Sr. (who had 3 steals) and JaMychal Green (who added 7 rebounds).

1st Quarter

The Cavaliers had a rough go at the start of the 1st Quarter, shooting 4/15 from the field and 0/5 from the three point mark in the first half of the quarter for a total of 8 points. Center Andre Drummond was included in those who struggled starting the quarter, shooting 2/6 from the field and 0/1 from three for 4 points. Center Andre Drummond got 4 points, dished out 1 assist, had 1 steal, and pulled down 2 rebounds. In comparison, the Clippers performed well at the start of the quarter, scoring 7/11 from the field and 1/3 from deep for a total of 18 points. Small Forward Paul George was a vital contributor in this reasonable start for the Clippers as he gained 8 points on 3/3 shooting (1/1 from the three point mark). George also dished out 2 assists, pulled off 1 block, got 1 steal, and managed to pull down 2 rebounds in addition to points. Center Ivica Zubac got 6 points, had 1 assist, added 1 block, got 1 steal, and had 3 rebounds.

After the poor start to the 1st Quarter, the Cavaliers continued to show more of the same to wrap up the period, adding 13 points while going 5/15 from the field and 3/8 from the three point mark. The Clippers, at the same time, had no trouble finishing up the period, recording 18 points on 7/9 shooting (1/3 from deep). The 1st Quarter closed with the Cavaliers down by 15 points (21-36). Paul George was the most substantial contributor of the quarter, scoring 10 points. On the Cavaliers, Kevin Love scored 6 points.

2nd Quarter

The 2nd Quarter was set in motion with the Cavaliers having trouble getting things going, going 5/15 from the field and 1/3 from deep in the first half of the quarter for a total of 12 points. Tristan Thompson was one player who floundered at the beginning of the quarter, shooting 1/3 from the field and 1/1 from the three point mark for 3 points. Alfonzo McKinnie added 4 points and grabbed 1 rebound. In comparison, the Clippers performed well at the start of the quarter, shooting 6/12 from the field and 1/5 from deep for a total of 17 points. Montrezl Harrell was a crucial contributor in this decent start for the Clippers as he boasted 6 points on 2/3 shooting (0/0 from three). Harrell also dished 1 assist, added 1 block, and got 3 rebounds. Point Guard Lou Williams added 5 points and made 1 assist.

Despite the slow start to the 2nd Quarter, the Cavaliers improved significantly to finish the period, scoring 17 points while going 5/11 from the field and 1/2 from deep. The Clippers also faced no issues while closing out the period, scoring 20 points on 8/16 shooting (4/9 from three). The 2nd Quarter closed with the Cavaliers down by 23 points (50-73). Montrezl Harrell was the biggest contributor of the quarter, scoring 10 points. On the Cavaliers, Andre Drummond scored 9 points.

3rd Quarter

The Cavaliers had trouble getting things going at the beginning of the 3rd Quarter, recording 3/11 from the field and 1/5 from the three point mark in the first half of the quarter for a total of 10 points. Small Forward Cedi Osman was one of the players who had trouble contributing at the start of the quarter, shooting 0/1 from the field and 0/0 from deep for no points. Shooting Guard Collin Sexton recorded 5 points. At the same time, the Clippers had little trouble at the start of the quarter, making 7/11 from the field and 2/5 from the three point mark for a total of 17 points. Point Guard Lou Williams was a critical contributor in this principled start for the Clippers as he added 9 points on 4/5 shooting (0/1 from three). In addition to his points, Williams also swiped 1 steal and managed to grab 1 rebound.

After the bad start to the 3rd Quarter, the Cavaliers continued to struggle to close out the period, boasting 13 points while going 6/14 from the field and 1/6 from three. The Clippers, simultaneously, had no trouble finishing out the period, adding 17 points on 7/14 shooting (1/4 from the three point mark). The 3rd Quarter closed with the Cavaliers down by 34 points (73-107). Lou Williams was the biggest contributor of the quarter, scoring 9 points. On the Cavaliers, Collin Sexton scored 7 points.

4th Quarter

Down by 34, the Cavaliers remained dedicated as they went 4/8 from the field and 0/2 from deep in the first half of the quarter for a total of 10 points. Kevin Porter Jr. was a major player in this reasonable start as he got 4 points on 2/3 shooting (0/1 from the three point mark). Furthermore, Porter Jr. also passed out 2 assists and pulled down 2 rebounds. Tristan Thompson was also a prime player in the beginning of the quarter, had 4 points while shooting 1/1 (0/0 from the three point mark).Thompson also managed to grab 1 rebound in addition to his points. The Clippers had no issues in similar fashion in the first half of the quarter, making 6/10 from the field and 0/2 from deep for a total of 14 points. Amir Coffey was a critical contributor in this good start for the Clippers as he had 4 points on 2/2 shooting (0/0 from the three point mark). In addition to his points, Coffey also had 1 steal and grabbed 1 rebound. Rodney McGruder was also a crucial contributor in the beginning of the quarter, added 4 points while shooting 2/3 (0/0 from deep).McGruder also grabbed 1 steal in addition to his points.

Following the sound start to the 4th Quarter, the Cavaliers continued the effort to round off the quarter, gaining 9 points while going 3/6 from the field and 0/2 from deep. The Clippers also had no trouble finishing out the period, boasting 12 points on 5/10 shooting (2/5 from the three point mark). The Cavaliers lost against the Clippers 92-133. Mfiondu Kabengele was the largest contributor of the quarter, scoring 8 points. On the Cavaliers, Kevin Porter Jr. scored 6 points.

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February 05, 2020- Cleveland Cavaliers bested by Oklahoma City Thunder

During Wednesday evening’s face-off, the Cleveland Cavaliers were beat by the Oklahoma City Thunder 103-109 away at the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, OK. No players on the Cavaliers were inactive for the game. At the same time, All players on the Thunder were active for the game. With the defeat, the Cavaliers fall to 13-39 in the regular season and to 0-2 versus the Thunder in the series.

For the Cavaliers, John Henson recorded 10 points, shooting 4/10 (40.0%) from the field in 30:45. In addition to points, Henson also managed to pull down an impressive team-high 11 rebounds. Collin Sexton scored a team-high 23 points, going 9/18 (50.0%) from the field and 4/6 (66.7%) from deep in 34:38. Darius Garland boasted 12 points in 34:46, shooting 5/11 (45.5%) from the field. Additionally, Garland also made a team-high 6 assists. Additional key efforts were made by Cedi Osman (who had 5 rebounds and added 4 assists),Kevin Love (who boasted 20 points, had 7 rebounds, and dished 5 assists), and Larry Nance Jr. (who got 10 rebounds and added 5 assists).

For the Thunder, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander added 23 points in 39:19, scoring 9/17 (52.9%) from the field. In addition to his points, Gilgeous-Alexander also had an important team-high 10 rebounds. Chris Paul added 12 points in 30:07, shooting 4/9 (44.4%) from the field. Additionally, Paul also added a team-high 7 assists. Dennis Schroder scored a useful team-high 30 points in 33:12, shooting 10/17 (58.8%) from the field. Schroder also dished out 6 assists and added 5 rebounds. Other major productions were made by Danilo Gallinari (who had a useful 15 points and had 5 rebounds) and Steven Adams (who got 8 rebounds).

1st Quarter

The 1st Quarter was set in motion as expected as the Cavaliers shot 6/9 from the field and 2/4 from the three point mark in the first half of the quarter for a total of 16 points. Shooting Guard Collin Sexton was a crucial contributor in this reasonable start as he added 7 points on 3/3 shooting (1/1 from the three point mark). Likewise, the Thunder also performed well at the start of the period, scoring 5/11 from the field and 0/4 from three for a total of 13 points. Small Forward Shai Gilgeous-Alexander was an important player in this decent start for the Thunder as he gained 4 points on 2/3 shooting (0/1 from deep). Gilgeous-Alexander also pulled down 3 rebounds in addition to his points. Power Forward Danilo Gallinari was also a valuable contributor in the beginning of the quarter, gained 4 points while shooting 1/3 (0/1 from three).Gallinari also had 1 assist and managed to grab 1 rebound in addition to his points.

Despite the decent start to the 1st Quarter, the Cavaliers struggled scoring to round off the quarter, boasting 12 points while going 4/13 from the field and 2/4 from deep. The Thunder, meanwhile, faced no issues while finishing out the period, scoring 16 points on 5/8 shooting (2/4 from three). The 1st Quarter closed with the Cavaliers down by 1 point (28-29). Collin Sexton was the most substantial contributor of the quarter, scoring 12 points. On the Thunder, Danilo Gallinari scored 8 points.

2nd Quarter

The 2nd Quarter was set off as expected as the Cavaliers went 4/6 from the field and 1/2 from deep in the first half of the quarter for a total of 9 points. Small Forward Cedi Osman was an important player in this reasonable start as he recorded 3 points on 1/2 shooting (1/2 from three). Osman also grabbed 2 rebounds in addition to his points. Conversely, the Thunder had issues in the beginning, shooting 5/12 from the field and 1/4 from three for a total of 16 points. Darius Bazley was one player on the Thunder who floundered at the beginning of the quarter, shooting 2/5 from the field and 1/2 from the three point mark for 6 points. Dennis Schroder added 6 points, passed out 2 assists, and had 1 steal. Darius Bazley recorded 6 points and managed to grab 1 rebound.

Despite the sound start to the 2nd Quarter, the Cavaliers had trouble shooting to finish the quarter, gaining 16 points while going 6/14 from the field and 4/7 from the three point mark. The Thunder, at the same time, had no trouble finishing up the period, scoring 16 points on 7/11 shooting (2/2 from the three point mark). The 2nd Quarter ended with the Cavaliers trailing the Thunder by 8 points (53-61). Dennis Schroder was the most substantial contributor of the quarter, scoring 13 points. On the Cavaliers, Kevin Love scored 10 points.

3rd Quarter

The 3rd Quarter began as expected as the Cavaliers shot 7/13 from the field and 3/6 from three in the first half of the quarter for a total of 17 points. Point Guard Darius Garland was a critical player in this decent start as he scored 6 points on 2/2 shooting (2/2 from three). Small Forward Cedi Osman had 5 points and passed out 2 assists. The Thunder performed well in similar fashion in the beginning, shooting 5/10 from the field and 2/3 from the three point mark for a total of 12 points. Small Forward Shai Gilgeous-Alexander was a valuable player in this good start for the Thunder as he got 3 points on 1/2 shooting (1/1 from deep). Gilgeous-Alexander also dished out 1 assist and managed to grab 1 rebound. Power Forward Danilo Gallinari was also a valuable player in the beginning of the quarter, boasted 3 points while shooting 1/1 (1/1 from three).

Following the decent start to the 3rd Quarter, the Cavaliers continued the performance to round off the quarter, boasting 11 points while going 5/11 from the field and 0/4 from the three point mark. The Thunder, meanwhile, had problems closing up the period, boasting 11 points on 4/10 shooting (0/3 from deep). The 3rd Quarter ended with the Cavaliers down by 3 points (81-84). Darius Garland was the main contributor of the quarter, scoring 10 points. On the Thunder, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander scored 5 points.

4th Quarter

The 4th Quarter started off with the Cavaliers having trouble getting things going, shooting 3/12 from the field and 0/6 from deep in the first half of the quarter for a total of 6 points. The Thunder had issues in similar fashion in the beginning, making 2/9 from the field and 1/3 from deep for a total of 7 points. Dennis Schroder was one player on the Thunder who had issues at the start of the quarter, shooting 1/3 from the field and 0/1 from three for 4 points. Dennis Schroder got 4 points and grabbed 2 rebounds.

Despite the pitiful start to the 4th Quarter, the Cavaliers shot much better to round off the period, boasting 16 points while going 6/11 from the field and 3/5 from the three point mark. The Thunder also faced no issues while closing up the period, recording 18 points on 5/10 shooting (1/3 from deep). The Cavaliers lost against the Thunder 103-109. Dennis Schroder was the biggest contributor of the quarter, scoring 10 points. On the Cavaliers, Kevin Love scored 6 points.

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February 03, 2020- Cleveland Cavaliers go down against New York Knicks

During Monday evening’s face-off, the Cleveland Cavaliers were defeated by the New York Knicks 134-139 at home in Cleveland, OH at the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. Everyone was active for the Cavaliers. At the same time, The Knicks had no inactive players for the game. The loss brings the Cavaliers to 1-3 in the series vs. the Knicks and to 13-38 in the regular season.

On the Cavaliers, Kevin Love scored an important team-high 33 points, scoring 12/20 (60.0%) from the field and 4/9 (44.4%) from the three point line in 41:20. Additionally, Love also got a skillful team-high 13 rebounds and made 6 assists. Collin Sexton recorded 29 points, shooting 11/22 (50.0%) from the field and 3/5 (60.0%) from the three point line in 39:31. In addition to points, Sexton also made a team-high 7 assists. Additional critical contributions were made by Cedi Osman (who recorded 15 points),Larry Nance Jr. (who recorded 18 points, grabbed 8 rebounds, and passed out 6 assists), and Darius Garland (who passed out 5 assists).

On the Knicks, Marcus Morris Sr. got a team-high 26 points, shooting 8/15 (53.3%) from the field in 36:22. Elfrid Payton added 17 points, scoring 8/17 (47.1%) from the field in 32:59. In addition to his points, Payton also passed out a striking team-high 15 assists and pulled down a solid team-high 11 rebounds. Other significant performers included Julius Randle (who gained 20 points and managed to grab a solid 8 rebounds), Dennis Smith Jr. (who had 15 points, passed out a striking 6 assists, and grabbed 4 steals), and Frank Ntilikina (who got a solid 7 rebounds).

1st Quarter

The 1st Quarter began with a rapid shootout as the Cavaliers went 8/11 from the field and 4/7 from three in the first half of the quarter for a total of 22 points. Power Forward Kevin Love was a critical player in this great start as he recorded 6 points on 2/3 shooting (2/3 from the three point mark). Love also dished 1 assist and added 2 rebounds. Shooting Guard Collin Sexton was also a key player in the beginning of the quarter, gained 6 points while shooting 2/2 (0/0 from the three point mark).In addition, Sexton also passed out 1 assist. Small Forward Cedi Osman had 5 points and managed to grab 1 rebound. Comparingly, the Knicks also had little trouble at the start of the quarter, shooting 5/9 from the field and 0/2 from three for a total of 12 points. Power Forward Taj Gibson was a valuable player in this good start for the Knicks as he recorded 4 points on 2/2 shooting (0/0 from three). Furthermore, Gibson also made 1 assist, got 1 block, and added 1 rebound. Center Marcus Morris Sr. was also a vital player in the beginning of the quarter, gained 4 points while shooting 1/1 (0/0 from the three point mark).Point Guard Elfrid Payton was also a crucial player in the beginning of the quarter, boasted 4 points while shooting 2/2 (0/0 from three).Payton also dished 2 assists and managed to pull down 1 rebound in addition to his points.

Following the reasonable start to the 1st Quarter, the Cavaliers continued to shoot well to wrap up the period, scoring 15 points while going 6/12 from the field and 0/3 from deep. The Knicks also faced no issues while finishing out the period, adding 21 points on 9/14 shooting (3/3 from the three point mark). The 1st Quarter ended with the Cavaliers trailing the Knicks by 4 points (37-33). Kevin Love was the most substantial contributor of the quarter, scoring 17 points. On the Knicks, Bobby Portis scored 8 points.

2nd Quarter

The 2nd Quarter began as expected as the Cavaliers went 4/8 from the field and 3/5 from the three point mark in the first half of the quarter for a total of 12 points. Kevin Porter Jr. was a major player in this principled start as he had 4 points on 1/2 shooting (1/1 from the three point mark). In addition, Porter Jr. also added 1 assist. The Knicks performed well in similar fashion in the first half of the quarter, shooting 7/8 from the field and 1/2 from three for a total of 16 points. Dennis Smith Jr. was a key contributor in this excellent start for the Knicks as he recorded 7 points on 3/3 shooting (0/0 from deep). Furthermore, Smith Jr. also got 1 assist, added 3 steals, and managed to grab 1 rebound. Kevin Knox II had 5 points, had 1 assist, and managed to pull down 1 rebound.

Despite the reasonable start to the 2nd Quarter, the Cavaliers had trouble shooting to finish the period, adding 13 points while going 5/12 from the field and 3/6 from three. The Knicks also had issues closing up the period, gaining 14 points on 6/15 shooting (1/4 from the three point mark). The 2nd Quarter finished with the Cavaliers trailing the Knicks by 1 point (62-63). Kevin Knox II was the biggest contributor of the quarter, scoring 8 points. On the Cavaliers, Collin Sexton scored 6 points.

3rd Quarter

The 3rd Quarter was set in motion with the team shooting lights-out as the Cavaliers went 9/9 from the field and 2/2 from three in the first half of the quarter for a total of 22 points. Small Forward Cedi Osman was a vital player in this solid start as he added 8 points on 3/3 shooting (2/2 from deep). Furthermore, Osman also got 1 assist. The Knicks had no issues in similar fashion at the start of the quarter, making 7/12 from the field and 1/2 from the three point mark for a total of 18 points. Center Marcus Morris Sr. was an important player in this good start for the Knicks as he recorded 6 points on 2/3 shooting (1/1 from the three point mark).

After the dependable start to the 3rd Quarter, the Cavaliers continued the performance to wrap up the quarter, recording 16 points while going 6/11 from the field and 2/4 from deep. The Knicks also faced no issues while closing up the period, recording 14 points on 6/11 shooting (0/3 from three). The 3rd Quarter closed with the Cavaliers down by 5 points (100-95). Larry Nance Jr. was the biggest contributor of the quarter, scoring 9 points. On the Knicks, Marcus Morris Sr. scored 6 points.

4th Quarter

The 4th Quarter opened with no major issues as the Cavaliers shot 5/8 from the field and 1/1 from deep in the first half of the quarter for a total of 13 points. Dante Exum was an important contributor in this decent start as he added 4 points on 2/4 shooting (0/0 from three). Exum also added 2 rebounds in addition to points. Comparingly, the Knicks also had little trouble at the start of the period, shooting 5/11 from the field and 2/4 from the three point mark for a total of 13 points. Damyean Dotson was a crucial contributor in this reasonable start for the Knicks as he added 5 points on 2/3 shooting (1/1 from deep). Additionally, Dotson also got 1 assist.

After the dependable start to the 4th Quarter, the Cavaliers continued to show more of the same to close out the period, recording 14 points while going 6/10 from the field and 2/3 from three. The Knicks also faced no issues while finishing out the period, scoring 19 points on 7/13 shooting (2/3 from the three point mark). The 4th Quarter closed with the Cavaliers and the Knicks tied up at 127-127. Marcus Morris Sr. was the most substantial contributor of the quarter, scoring 10 points. On the Cavaliers, Kevin Love scored 8 points.