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March 10, 2020- Cleveland Cavaliers outshined by Chicago Bulls

During Tuesday evening’s match, the Cleveland Cavaliers were beat by the Chicago Bulls 103-108 away in Chicago, IL at the United Center. Inactive players for the Cavaliers included Tristan Thompson At the same time, Ryan Arcidiacono was out for the Bulls. With the defeat, the Cavaliers drop to 19-46 in the regular season and to 1-3 against the Bulls in the series.

On the Cavaliers, Kevin Love added 17 points, albeit he struggled shooting, going 5/16 (31.2%) from the field in 37:16. In addition, Love also got a team-high 8 rebounds and added 7 assists. Collin Sexton got a team-high 26 points, scoring 12/16 (75.0%) from the field in 36:27. In addition to points, Sexton also passed out 5 assists. Matthew Dellavedova scored 8 points in 34:11, scoring 3/3 (100%) from the field. In addition to his points, Dellavedova also dished out a team-high 8 assists. Additional important efforts were achieved by Cedi Osman (who pulled down 6 rebounds),Andre Drummond (who recorded 21 points and managed to pull down 7 rebounds), and Larry Nance Jr. (who boasted 16 points and got 6 assists).

On the Bulls, Shaquille Harrison had 8 points, going 3/7 (42.9%) from the field in 29:41. Harrison also grabbed an important team-high 10 rebounds, dished out 4 assists, and got 3 blocks. Coby White scored a team-high 20 points, scoring 7/17 (41.2%) from the field in 37:57. In addition to points, White also got 5 rebounds and made a team-high 5 assists. Tomas Satoransky got 5 points, although he had trouble shooting, going 2/7 (28.6%) from the field in 28:33. In addition to points, Satoransky also grabbed 8 rebounds and passed out a team-high 5 assists. Other major contributors were Lauri Markkanen (who gained 15 points),Wendell Carter Jr. (who boasted 17 points and had 6 rebounds),Denzel Valentine (who recorded 15 points), Daniel Gafford (who had 3 blocks), and Otto Porter Jr. (who scored 15 points).

1st Quarter

The 1st Quarter opened unexceptionally as the Cavaliers shot 5/8 from the field and 0/3 from the three point mark in the first half of the quarter for a total of 16 points. Power Forward Kevin Love was a vital contributor in this decent start as he scored 7 points on 1/3 shooting (0/2 from deep). In addition to points, Love also had 1 assist, got 1 steal, and got 2 rebounds. Shooting Guard Collin Sexton boasted 6 points, got 1 assist, and had 1 steal. The Bulls had little trouble in similar fashion at the start of the period, making 7/13 from the field and 2/6 from deep for a total of 16 points. Shooting Guard Denzel Valentine was a critical contributor in this decent start for the Bulls as he boasted 5 points on 2/2 shooting (1/1 from three). Point Guard Coby White was also a crucial player in the beginning of the quarter, scored 5 points while shooting 2/4 (1/3 from the three point mark).In addition to his points, White also had 1 assist and got 1 rebound.

Despite the reasonable start to the 1st Quarter, the Cavaliers struggled scoring to wrap up the period, gaining 13 points while going 5/13 from the field and 1/5 from the three point mark. The Bulls also struggled while finishing out the period, boasting 11 points on 5/12 shooting (1/3 from deep). The 1st Quarter ended with the Cavaliers trailing the Bulls by 2 points (29-27). Larry Nance Jr. was the biggest contributor of the quarter, scoring 8 points. On the Bulls, Denzel Valentine scored 5 points.

2nd Quarter

The Cavaliers had trouble getting things going at the beginning of the 2nd Quarter, recording 4/11 from the field and 0/4 from deep in the first half of the quarter for a total of 8 points. Power Forward Kevin Love was included in those who had a sluggish start to the quarter, shooting 1/3 from the field and 0/2 from deep for 2 points. Power Forward Kevin Love gained 2 points, made 1 assist, and managed to grab 2 rebounds. Shooting Guard Collin Sexton got 2 points. Point Guard Matthew Dellavedova scored 2 points and made 1 assist. Larry Nance Jr. gained 2 points and pulled down 1 rebound. Conversely, the Bulls performed well at the start of the period, making 6/10 from the field and 0/3 from the three point mark for a total of 12 points. Center Wendell Carter Jr. was a valuable player in this good start for the Bulls as he added 6 points on 3/3 shooting (0/0 from the three point mark).

Despite the bad start to the 2nd Quarter, the Cavaliers bettered their shooting to round out the quarter, recording 15 points while going 5/8 from the field and 1/1 from the three point mark. The Bulls also faced no issues while closing out the period, boasting 15 points on 5/11 shooting (1/5 from three). The 2nd Quarter finished with the Cavaliers trailing the Bulls by 2 points (52-54). Collin Sexton was the main contributor of the quarter, scoring 10 points. On the Bulls, Coby White scored 9 points.

3rd Quarter

The 3rd Quarter kicked off with no major issues as the Cavaliers went 6/13 from the field and 0/2 from three in the first half of the quarter for a total of 13 points. Center Andre Drummond was an important contributor in this good start as he added 7 points on 3/6 shooting (0/0 from deep). In addition, Drummond also got 1 rebound. In comparison, the Bulls struggled in the beginning, shooting 4/10 from the field and 2/3 from the three point mark for a total of 10 points. Shooting Guard Denzel Valentine was among those on the Bulls who had a sluggish start to the quarter, shooting 1/3 from the field and 1/2 from the three point mark for 3 points. Power Forward Lauri Markkanen boasted 3 points and managed to grab 1 rebound. Shooting Guard Denzel Valentine gained 3 points and swiped 1 steal.

Following the solid start to the 3rd Quarter, the Cavaliers continued to show more of the same to round off the quarter, boasting 13 points while going 5/10 from the field and 0/2 from deep. The Bulls also had no trouble closing out the period, adding 14 points on 6/12 shooting (2/5 from deep). The 3rd Quarter closed with the Cavaliers and the Bulls tied up at 78-78. Andre Drummond was the most substantial contributor of the quarter, scoring 11 points. On the Bulls, Lauri Markkanen scored 6 points.

4th Quarter

The 4th Quarter started off unexceptionally as the Cavaliers shot 4/8 from the field and 0/1 from deep in the first half of the quarter for a total of 9 points. Shooting Guard Collin Sexton was an important contributor in this principled start as he boasted 4 points on 2/3 shooting (0/0 from deep). In addition to points, Sexton also added 1 assist. Comparingly, the Bulls also had little trouble at the start of the quarter, making 6/7 from the field and 2/3 from deep for a total of 16 points. Shooting Guard Denzel Valentine was a crucial contributor in this hot start for the Bulls as he got 3 points on 1/1 shooting (1/1 from the three point mark). Valentine also added 1 assist and managed to pull down 1 rebound in addition to points. Otto Porter Jr. was also a major player in the beginning of the quarter, gained 3 points while shooting 1/2 (0/1 from deep).Tomas Satoransky was also a key contributor in the beginning of the quarter, recorded 3 points while shooting 1/1 (1/1 from three).Satoransky also passed out 1 assist in addition to points. Thaddeus Young was also a key player in the beginning of the quarter, gained 3 points while shooting 1/1 (0/0 from three).Young also pulled down 1 rebound in addition to points.

After the dependable start to the 4th Quarter, the Cavaliers continued the effort to finish the period, boasting 16 points while going 6/9 from the field and 4/6 from deep. The Bulls, meanwhile, had problems finishing out the period, boasting 14 points on 3/9 shooting (2/6 from the three point mark). The Cavaliers were defeated by the Bulls 103-108. Collin Sexton was the main contributor of the quarter, scoring 6 points. On the Bulls, Otto Porter Jr. scored 6 points.

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March 08, 2020- Cleveland Cavaliers narrowly get past San Antonio Spurs in close contest

During Sunday evening’s contest, the Cleveland Cavaliers defeated the San Antonio Spurs 132-129 at home at the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland, OH. No players on the Cavaliers were inactive for the game. Simultaneously, Lonnie Walker IV was out for the Spurs. The victory brings the Cavaliers to 2-0 in the series against the Spurs and to 19-45 in the regular season.

On the Cavaliers, Kevin Love got 14 points, although he had trouble making shots, scoring 3/12 (25.0%) from the field in 40:04. In addition to points, Love also added a majestic team-high 18 rebounds. Andre Drummond recorded a team-high 28 points, shooting 11/16 (68.8%) from the field in 33:07. Drummond also pulled down a stellar 17 rebounds and got 3 blocks. Matthew Dellavedova gained 14 points in 44:39, although he had trouble making his shot fall, shooting 3/11 (27.3%) from the field. In addition to points, Dellavedova also dished out a useful team-high 11 assists. Additional major efforts were achieved by Cedi Osman (who gained 19 points and had a useful 6 assists),Collin Sexton (who scored 26 points and made a useful 4 assists), Larry Nance Jr. (who scored 19 points and pulled down 10 rebounds), and Alfonzo McKinnie (who added 5 rebounds).

For the Spurs, DeMar DeRozan had a team-high 25 points, although he had trouble making baskets, shooting 7/19 (36.8%) from the field in 42:04. In addition, DeRozan also managed to grab 8 rebounds and made 4 assists. Trey Lyles got 13 points in 41:17, scoring 4/10 (40.0%) from the field. In addition, Lyles also had a team-high 9 rebounds. Dejounte Murray boasted 17 points in 30:42, going 8/18 (44.4%) from the field. In addition to points, Murray also added 7 rebounds, got an excellent 6 steals, and made a team-high 6 assists. Rudy Gay scored 19 points, although he had trouble with his shot, shooting 7/19 (36.8%) from the field in 35:49. In addition to his points, Gay also got a team-high 9 rebounds. Additional pivotal performers included Drew Eubanks (who managed to grab 6 rebounds),Bryn Forbes (who added 19 points), and Derrick White (who added 17 points).

1st Quarter

The 1st Quarter started off with the Cavaliers struggling to get things going, going 6/14 from the field and 1/4 from three in the first half of the quarter for a total of 17 points. Shooting Guard Collin Sexton was among those who had a sluggish start to the quarter, shooting 1/3 from the field and 0/0 from deep for 2 points. Center Andre Drummond had 6 points, made 1 assist, and managed to pull down 3 rebounds. Comparingly, the Spurs also had trouble at the start of the quarter, scoring 3/11 from the field and 0/2 from the three point mark for a total of 8 points. Point Guard Dejounte Murray was one player on the Spurs who had trouble contributing at the start of the quarter, shooting 1/4 from the field and 0/0 from three for 2 points. Center Trey Lyles scored 4 points, had 1 block, and got 2 rebounds.

Despite the substandard start to the 1st Quarter, the Cavaliers bettered their shooting to finish the period, adding 18 points while going 5/10 from the field and 1/4 from three. The Spurs, meanwhile, struggled while finishing out the period, recording 10 points on 3/9 shooting (0/4 from the three point mark). The 1st Quarter closed with the Cavaliers trailing the Spurs by 17 points (35-18). Andre Drummond was the largest contributor of the quarter, scoring 11 points. On the Spurs, DeMar DeRozan scored 6 points.

2nd Quarter

The Cavaliers had a rough go at the beginning of the 2nd Quarter, recording 2/7 from the field and 0/3 from deep in the first half of the quarter for a total of 9 points. Power Forward Kevin Love was among those who had a sluggish start to the quarter, shooting 0/2 from the field and 0/1 from deep for 1 points. Small Forward Cedi Osman got 4 points, got 1 steal, and had 1 rebound. In contrast, the Spurs had little trouble in the beginning, making 5/11 from the field and 1/2 from deep for a total of 18 points. Shooting Guard Bryn Forbes was a vital player in this reasonable start for the Spurs as he had 8 points on 2/3 shooting (1/2 from the three point mark).

Despite the substandard start to the 2nd Quarter, the Cavaliers polished up their shooting to round off the quarter, recording 16 points while going 6/12 from the field and 0/3 from three. The Spurs, meanwhile, had issues closing up the period, boasting 14 points on 3/9 shooting (0/2 from the three point mark). The 2nd Quarter ended with the Cavaliers trailing the Spurs by 10 points (60-50). Bryn Forbes was the main contributor of the quarter, scoring 8 points. On the Cavaliers, Andre Drummond scored 6 points.

3rd Quarter

The 3rd Quarter was set in motion with the Cavaliers having trouble getting things going, going 4/11 from the field and 2/5 from the three point mark in the first half of the quarter for a total of 11 points. Small Forward Cedi Osman was included in those who floundered at the beginning of the quarter, shooting 1/3 from the field and 1/2 from deep for 3 points. Shooting Guard Collin Sexton had 5 points and swiped 1 steal. At the same time, the Spurs had no issues in the first half of the quarter, making 8/12 from the field and 3/4 from deep for a total of 21 points. Point Guard Dejounte Murray was a key contributor in this principled start for the Spurs as he added 9 points on 4/6 shooting (1/1 from the three point mark). In addition, Murray also got 2 assists, grabbed 1 steal, and managed to grab 2 rebounds. Shooting Guard Bryn Forbes recorded 6 points and had 1 rebound.

Despite the dismal start to the 3rd Quarter, the Cavaliers improved significantly to wrap up the period, recording 16 points while going 6/10 from the field and 4/6 from the three point mark. The Spurs also had no trouble closing out the period, recording 20 points on 7/14 shooting (1/2 from the three point mark). The 3rd Quarter finished with the Cavaliers down by 4 points (87-91). DeMar DeRozan was the biggest contributor of the quarter, scoring 11 points. On the Cavaliers, Cedi Osman scored 9 points.

4th Quarter

The 4th Quarter was set in motion with no major issues as the Cavaliers went 6/9 from the field and 3/4 from three in the first half of the quarter for a total of 15 points. Alfonzo McKinnie was a major contributor in this decent start as he had 5 points on 2/2 shooting (1/1 from the three point mark). McKinnie also added 1 rebound in addition to his points. In contrast, the Spurs struggled at the start of the quarter, making 4/10 from the field and 1/2 from deep for a total of 9 points. Rudy Gay was one player on the Spurs who had a slow start to the quarter, shooting 1/3 from the field and 1/2 from the three point mark for 3 points. Rudy Gay added 3 points and grabbed 2 rebounds.

Despite the good start to the 4th Quarter, the Cavaliers struggled shooting to close out the period, gaining 16 points while going 5/13 from the field and 1/3 from the three point mark. The Spurs, meanwhile, faced no issues while closing up the period, gaining 18 points on 7/12 shooting (3/3 from three). The 4th Quarter ended with the Cavaliers and the Spurs tied up at 118-118. Rudy Gay was the main contributor of the quarter, scoring 11 points. On the Cavaliers, Matthew Dellavedova scored 8 points.

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March 07, 2020- Cleveland Cavaliers narrowly get by Denver Nuggets in close game

During Saturday evening’s affair, the Cleveland Cavaliers won against the Denver Nuggets 104-102 at home in Cleveland, OH at the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. Andre Drummond, Darius Garland, and Dean Wade were out for the Cavaliers Simultaneously, All players on the Nuggets were active for the game. With the win, the Cavaliers improve to 18-45 in the regular season and to 2-0 vs. the Nuggets in the series.

For the Cavaliers, Kevin Love had a team-high 27 points, shooting 9/17 (52.9%) from the field and 5/11 (45.5%) from deep in 36:53. In addition to his points, Love also got 6 rebounds. Tristan Thompson added 9 points in 37:55, scoring 4/10 (40.0%) from the field. In addition, Thompson also added an elegant team-high 13 rebounds and dished out 5 assists. Matthew Dellavedova got 7 points in 31:06, going 3/4 (75.0%) from the field. In addition to his points, Dellavedova also got a skillful team-high 14 assists and added 6 rebounds. Additional notable contributors were Cedi Osman (who boasted 20 points),Collin Sexton (who scored 25 points, added 6 rebounds, and added a skillful 5 assists), and Larry Nance Jr. (who made a skillful 4 assists).

For the Nuggets, Will Barton recorded a team-high 22 points in 36:38, going 9/18 (50.0%) from the field. Barton also added a team-high 8 rebounds and added 4 assists. Nikola Jokic boasted 8 points, although he struggled making his shot fall, going 4/11 (36.4%) from the field in 32:17. In addition to points, Jokic also grabbed a team-high 8 rebounds and added a team-high 8 assists. Additional notable performances were made by Gary Harris (who scored 18 points and added 5 steals),Jamal Murray (who boasted 17 points, got 7 assists, and got 5 rebounds), and Jerami Grant (who grabbed 4 steals).

1st Quarter

The 1st Quarter launched with no major issues as the Cavaliers went 5/9 from the field and 2/4 from the three point mark in the first half of the quarter for a total of 12 points. Shooting Guard Collin Sexton was a valuable contributor in this decent start as he had 6 points on 3/5 shooting (0/0 from deep). The Nuggets had no issues as well at the start of the quarter, scoring 8/11 from the field and 5/6 from the three point mark for a total of 21 points. Small Forward Will Barton was a prime player in this exceptional start for the Nuggets as he gained 8 points on 3/5 shooting (2/3 from deep). Barton also passed out 1 assist and pulled down 4 rebounds in addition to his points. Shooting Guard Gary Harris recorded 6 points and got 1 assist.

After the sound start to the 1st Quarter, the Cavaliers continued the effort to finish the quarter, gaining 11 points while going 5/10 from the field and 0/3 from three. The Nuggets also faced no issues while closing out the period, adding 12 points on 5/11 shooting (2/6 from three). The 1st Quarter finished with the Cavaliers trailing the Nuggets by 10 points (23-33). Gary Harris was the biggest contributor of the quarter, scoring 10 points. On the Cavaliers, Collin Sexton scored 6 points.

2nd Quarter

The 2nd Quarter began rapidly as the Cavaliers shot 8/12 from the field and 4/5 from deep in the first half of the quarter for a total of 21 points. Power Forward Kevin Love was a valuable contributor in this reasonable start as he got 8 points on 3/4 shooting (2/3 from the three point mark). Love also pulled down 1 rebound in addition to his points. Small Forward Cedi Osman got 7 points and pulled down 1 rebound. The Nuggets had little trouble in similar fashion at the start of the period, shooting 6/10 from the field and 1/4 from deep for a total of 14 points. Jerami Grant was a valuable contributor in this decent start for the Nuggets as he had 5 points on 2/2 shooting (1/1 from three). Grant also had 1 rebound in addition to his points.

After the decent start to the 2nd Quarter, the Cavaliers continued to play well to finish the period, scoring 14 points while going 7/10 from the field and 0/2 from three. The Nuggets also faced no issues while closing up the period, adding 14 points on 6/11 shooting (1/5 from three). The 2nd Quarter ended with the Cavaliers trailing the Nuggets by 3 points (58-61). Kevin Love was the largest contributor of the quarter, scoring 10 points. On the Nuggets, Will Barton scored 7 points.

3rd Quarter

The 3rd Quarter started unexceptionally as the Cavaliers went 6/9 from the field and 3/6 from the three point mark in the first half of the quarter for a total of 17 points. Small Forward Cedi Osman was a vital player in this decent start as he scored 8 points on 3/3 shooting (2/2 from the three point mark). Shooting Guard Collin Sexton got 5 points, dished out 1 assist, swiped 1 steal, and added 1 rebound. Likewise, the Nuggets also had little trouble at the start of the period, shooting 6/9 from the field and 0/2 from three for a total of 12 points. Point Guard Jamal Murray was a prime player in this decent start for the Nuggets as he got 6 points on 3/5 shooting (0/2 from the three point mark). Murray also dished 2 assists and managed to grab 1 rebound in addition to his points.

Following the reasonable start to the 3rd Quarter, the Cavaliers continued to shoot well to round out the quarter, boasting 10 points while going 5/10 from the field and 0/3 from three. The Nuggets, simultaneously, struggled while finishing out the period, adding 10 points on 4/11 shooting (1/2 from the three point mark). The 3rd Quarter closed with the Cavaliers trailing the Nuggets by 2 points (85-83). Cedi Osman was the main contributor of the quarter, scoring 8 points. On the Nuggets, Jamal Murray scored 6 points.

4th Quarter

The Cavaliers had a rough go at the beginning of the 4th Quarter, recording 2/9 from the field and 1/3 from the three point mark in the first half of the quarter for a total of 5 points. Small Forward Cedi Osman was included in those who had a sluggish start to the quarter, shooting 0/3 from the field and 0/1 from three for no points. Power Forward Kevin Love got 3 points and added 1 rebound. Conversely, the Nuggets had little trouble at the start of the period, shooting 5/9 from the field and 0/0 from three for a total of 10 points. Michael Porter Jr. was a major contributor in this principled start for the Nuggets as he gained 4 points on 2/3 shooting (0/0 from the three point mark). In addition to points, Porter Jr. also added 1 assist and added 1 rebound.

Despite the mediocre start to the 4th Quarter, the Cavaliers bettered their shooting to close out the period, recording 14 points while going 4/7 from the field and 2/2 from three. The Nuggets, concurrently, struggled while finishing out the period, boasting 9 points on 3/13 shooting (3/7 from deep). The Cavaliers defeated the Nuggets 104-102. Kevin Love was the biggest contributor of the quarter, scoring 12 points. On the Nuggets, Will Barton scored 5 points.

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March 04, 2020- Cleveland Cavaliers overtopped by Boston Celtics

The Cleveland Cavaliers lost to the Boston Celtics 106-112 at home at the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland, OH during Wednesday evening’s matchup. Andre Drummond was out for the Cavaliers. At the same time, All players on the Celtics were active for the game. The loss brings the Cavaliers to 0-4 in the series versus the Celtics and to 17-45 in the regular season.

On the Cavaliers, Larry Nance Jr. got 19 points in 39:16, shooting 7/13 (53.8%) from the field. In addition to his points, Nance Jr. also managed to grab a valuable team-high 15 rebounds, got a valuable 4 steals, and made 4 assists. Collin Sexton scored an outstanding team-high 41 points, shooting 17/30 (56.7%) from the field in 44:50. Additionally, Sexton also added a team-high 6 assists. Other critical performers were Cedi Osman (who managed to grab 5 rebounds),Kevin Love (who boasted an outstanding 26 points, managed to grab 14 rebounds, and added 5 assists), and Matthew Dellavedova (who managed to pull down 5 rebounds and got 4 assists).

For the Celtics, Jayson Tatum had a notable team-high 32 points, shooting 11/24 (45.8%) from the field and 5/10 (50.0%) from the three point mark in 39:40. Tatum also managed to grab 9 rebounds and added a team-high 6 assists. Enes Kanter gained 10 points in 14:21, scoring 3/6 (50.0%) from the field. In addition, Kanter also managed to grab an important team-high 11 rebounds. Additional noteworthy efforts were made by Grant Williams (who added an important 5 rebounds),Marcus Smart (who gained 18 points), Semi Ojeleye (who recorded 22 points and got an important 6 rebounds), and Robert Williams III (who had an important 5 rebounds and had 3 blocks).

1st Quarter

The 1st Quarter began unexceptionally as the Cavaliers shot 4/8 from the field and 0/2 from three in the first half of the quarter for a total of 13 points. Power Forward Larry Nance Jr. was a crucial player in this good start as he got 6 points on 3/3 shooting (0/0 from three). Nance Jr. also grabbed 1 steal and managed to grab 2 rebounds in addition to his points. The Celtics performed well in similar fashion in the beginning, scoring 6/12 from the field and 3/5 from deep for a total of 15 points. Small Forward Jayson Tatum was a vital player in this good start for the Celtics as he added 9 points on 3/3 shooting (3/3 from deep). Tatum also got 1 assist in addition to points.

Despite the solid start to the 1st Quarter, the Cavaliers had trouble scoring to wrap up the period, recording 14 points while going 5/12 from the field and 2/5 from deep. The Celtics also struggled while closing out the period, gaining 13 points on 4/17 shooting (1/5 from deep). The 1st Quarter finished with the Cavaliers down by 1 point (27-28). Jayson Tatum was the most substantial contributor of the quarter, scoring 9 points. On the Cavaliers, Kevin Love scored 8 points.

2nd Quarter

The Cavaliers had trouble getting things going at the beginning of the 2nd Quarter, shooting 3/11 from the field and 2/3 from deep in the first half of the quarter for a total of 8 points. Small Forward Cedi Osman was among those who floundered at the beginning of the quarter, shooting 0/3 from the field and 0/0 from deep for no points. Shooting Guard Collin Sexton gained 5 points. At the same time, the Celtics performed well in the first half of the quarter, scoring 7/10 from the field and 4/4 from the three point mark for a total of 18 points. Small Forward Jayson Tatum was an important contributor in this great start for the Celtics as he got 8 points on 3/4 shooting (2/2 from the three point mark). Tatum also dished 2 assists and pulled down 3 rebounds in addition to his points. Semi Ojeleye recorded 6 points.

Despite the poor start to the 2nd Quarter, the Cavaliers shot much better to finish the period, recording 17 points while going 5/10 from the field and 3/7 from the three point mark. The Celtics, concurrently, had issues closing up the period, boasting 12 points on 5/12 shooting (1/5 from the three point mark). The 2nd Quarter ended with the Cavaliers down by 6 points (52-58). Collin Sexton was the biggest contributor of the quarter, scoring 14 points. On the Celtics, Semi Ojeleye scored 12 points.

3rd Quarter

The 3rd Quarter launched unexceptionally as the Cavaliers shot 6/12 from the field and 1/4 from three in the first half of the quarter for a total of 13 points. Power Forward Larry Nance Jr. was a prime contributor in this decent start as he gained 7 points on 3/4 shooting (1/1 from three). Nance Jr. also grabbed 3 rebounds in addition to points. Shooting Guard Collin Sexton scored 6 points, added 2 assists, and grabbed 1 steal. The Celtics had little trouble as well at the start of the period, scoring 4/8 from the field and 0/1 from three for a total of 11 points. Point Guard Marcus Smart was a vital contributor in this good start for the Celtics as he gained 4 points on 1/4 shooting (0/1 from the three point mark). In addition to his points, Smart also got 1 steal and pulled down 1 rebound. Robert Williams III was also a vital contributor in the beginning of the quarter, boasted 4 points while shooting 2/2 (0/0 from deep).Williams III also had 1 block and managed to pull down 2 rebounds in addition to points.

After the convincing start to the 3rd Quarter, the Cavaliers continued the effort to round off the period, recording 12 points while going 6/12 from the field and 0/3 from deep. The Celtics, simultaneously, had problems closing out the period, adding 12 points on 4/10 shooting (0/3 from deep). The 3rd Quarter closed with the Cavaliers down by 4 points (77-81). Collin Sexton was the most substantial contributor of the quarter, scoring 12 points. On the Celtics, Jayson Tatum scored 8 points.

4th Quarter

The Cavaliers had trouble getting things going at the beginning of the 4th Quarter, shooting 4/10 from the field and 2/5 from three in the first half of the quarter for a total of 12 points. Likewise, the Celtics also had trouble at the start of the quarter, scoring 4/9 from the field and 1/4 from deep for a total of 9 points. Semi Ojeleye was among those on the Celtics who had issues at the start of the quarter, shooting 2/4 from the field and 0/2 from three for 4 points. Semi Ojeleye gained 4 points, added 1 block, and grabbed 1 rebound.

Following the dismal start to the 4th Quarter, the Cavaliers continued to struggle to finish the period, boasting 17 points while going 6/14 from the field and 3/9 from deep. The Celtics, concurrently, had no trouble closing out the period, scoring 22 points on 6/8 shooting (1/3 from deep). The Cavaliers were defeated by the Celtics 106-112. Marcus Smart was the biggest contributor of the quarter, scoring 12 points. On the Cavaliers, Cedi Osman scored 11 points.

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March 02, 2020- Cleveland Cavaliers vanquished by Utah Jazz

During Monday evening’s game, the Cleveland Cavaliers were beat by the Utah Jazz 113-126 at home in Cleveland, OH at the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. Andre Drummond and Darius Garland were out for the Cavaliers. At the same time, The Jazz had no inactive players for the game. With the loss, the Cavaliers fall to 17-44 in the regular season and to 0-1 versus the Jazz in the series.

For the Cavaliers, Kevin Love boasted 22 points in 31:53, going 7/15 (46.7%) from the field and 6/11 (54.5%) from the three point line. In addition to his points, Love also had a team-high 9 rebounds. Collin Sexton got a useful team-high 32 points, shooting 11/17 (64.7%) from the field and 4/6 (66.7%) from the three point line in 39:28. Additionally, Sexton also managed to pull down 5 rebounds and grabbed 3 steals. Matthew Dellavedova got 5 points in 29:05, going 2/5 (40.0%) from the field. Additionally, Dellavedova also passed out a team-high 9 assists. Other vital efforts included Cedi Osman (who got 5 rebounds),Larry Nance Jr. (who boasted 16 points, managed to grab 8 rebounds, and passed out 8 assists), and Kevin Porter Jr. (who had 16 points and passed out 4 assists).

For the Jazz, Bojan Bogdanovic got a team-high 28 points in 33:31, going 10/19 (52.6%) from the field and 5/10 (50.0%) from the three point mark. Bogdanovic also got 7 rebounds and dished out 6 assists. Rudy Gobert got 20 points in 33:42, scoring 8/9 (88.9%) from the field. In addition, Gobert also managed to pull down a team-high 9 rebounds and pulled off a majestic 5 blocks. Donovan Mitchell scored 19 points, shooting 7/15 (46.7%) from the field and 3/7 (42.9%) from the three point line in 34:14. Additionally, Mitchell also had a team-high 9 rebounds and passed out 4 assists. Joe Ingles boasted 5 points, shooting 1/2 (50.0%) from the field in 28:33. In addition, Ingles also made a team-high 8 assists. Additional pivotal performances included Royce O’Neale (who got 7 rebounds),Mike Conley (who scored 15 points and dished out 6 assists), and Tony Bradley (who grabbed 6 rebounds).

1st Quarter

The Cavaliers struggled at the start of the 1st Quarter, going 3/9 from the field and 1/4 from deep in the first half of the quarter for a total of 9 points. Small Forward Cedi Osman was among those who floundered at the beginning of the quarter, shooting 0/2 from the field and 0/1 from three for no points. Shooting Guard Collin Sexton scored 4 points and managed to grab 2 rebounds. The Jazz had trouble as well in the first half of the quarter, making 4/11 from the field and 2/8 from three for a total of 11 points. Power Forward Bojan Bogdanovic was one of the players on the Jazz who struggled starting the quarter, shooting 0/3 from the field and 0/2 from deep for 1 points. Small Forward Royce O’Neale boasted 6 points and managed to pull down 1 rebound.

Despite the sluggish start to the 1st Quarter, the Cavaliers bettered their shooting to round out the period, scoring 16 points while going 7/14 from the field and 2/5 from deep. The Jazz also faced no issues while closing up the period, gaining 20 points on 9/12 shooting (2/2 from three). The 1st Quarter closed with the Cavaliers trailing the Jazz by 6 points (25-31). Bojan Bogdanovic was the most substantial contributor of the quarter, scoring 10 points. On the Cavaliers, Kevin Porter Jr. scored 7 points.

2nd Quarter

The 2nd Quarter launched very rapidly as the Cavaliers went 7/9 from the field and 5/5 from deep in the first half of the quarter for a total of 22 points. Center Kevin Love was a crucial contributor in this excellent start as he gained 8 points on 2/3 shooting (2/2 from deep). In addition, Love also made 1 assist and pulled down 3 rebounds. Shooting Guard Collin Sexton added 6 points and dished out 2 assists. In contrast, the Jazz had issues at the start of the quarter, making 4/11 from the field and 1/7 from the three point mark for a total of 10 points. Georges Niang was included in those on the Jazz who floundered at the beginning of the quarter, shooting 0/3 from the field and 0/3 from the three point mark for no points. Jordan Clarkson had 5 points.

Despite the convincing start to the 2nd Quarter, the Cavaliers had trouble scoring to close out the period, scoring 4 points while going 2/11 from the field and 0/5 from three. The Jazz, meanwhile, had no trouble finishing out the period, scoring 18 points on 7/11 shooting (2/3 from three). The 2nd Quarter ended with the Cavaliers trailing the Jazz by 8 points (51-59). Kevin Love was the main contributor of the quarter, scoring 8 points. On the Jazz, Bojan Bogdanovic scored 6 points.

3rd Quarter

The 3rd Quarter started off with the Cavaliers having trouble getting things going, scoring 5/12 from the field and 3/6 from three in the first half of the quarter for a total of 16 points. Power Forward Larry Nance Jr. was one of the players who had a slow start to the quarter, shooting 1/3 from the field and 1/1 from three for 3 points. Center Kevin Love boasted 6 points and added 1 rebound. In comparison, the Jazz had no issues in the beginning, scoring 6/10 from the field and 3/6 from three for a total of 17 points. Power Forward Bojan Bogdanovic was a valuable player in this decent start for the Jazz as he boasted 6 points on 2/4 shooting (2/3 from three). Bogdanovic also had 2 assists in addition to his points.

Despite the pitiful start to the 3rd Quarter, the Cavaliers revitalized their shooting to wrap up the period, adding 15 points while going 5/9 from the field and 2/4 from three. The Jazz also faced no issues while closing up the period, adding 18 points on 6/11 shooting (4/7 from deep). The 3rd Quarter closed with the Cavaliers trailing the Jazz by 12 points (82-94). Donovan Mitchell was the largest contributor of the quarter, scoring 12 points. On the Cavaliers, Collin Sexton scored 10 points.

4th Quarter

Trailing the Jazz, the Cavaliers were persistent as they shot 6/11 from the field and 2/6 from the three point mark in the first half of the quarter for a total of 15 points. Small Forward Cedi Osman was a crucial player in this good start as he boasted 7 points on 3/3 shooting (1/1 from deep). Osman also managed to grab 2 rebounds in addition to points. The Jazz had no issues as well in the beginning, scoring 7/9 from the field and 2/3 from the three point mark for a total of 16 points. Georges Niang was a major contributor in this solid start for the Jazz as he added 5 points on 2/2 shooting (1/1 from the three point mark).

Despite the sound start to the 4th Quarter, the Cavaliers had trouble scoring to finish the period, recording 16 points while going 7/16 from the field and 2/6 from the three point mark. The Jazz, simultaneously, faced no issues while finishing out the period, adding 16 points on 4/8 shooting (4/5 from the three point mark). The Cavaliers lost to the Jazz 113-126. Collin Sexton was the largest contributor of the quarter, scoring 10 points. On the Jazz, Georges Niang scored 8 points.