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December 31, 2020- Cleveland Cavaliers bested by Indiana Pacers

The Cleveland Cavaliers were walked all over by the Indiana Pacers 99-119 away in Indianapolis, IN at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse during Thursday afternoon’s event. Everyone was active for the Cavaliers. At the same time, Everyone was active for the Pacers. The win brings the Cavaliers to 0-1 in the series against the Pacers and to 3-2 in the regular season.

For the Cavaliers, Larry Nance Jr. scored 10 points in 35:59, shooting 4/9 (44.4%) from the field. Nance Jr. also had a team-high 7 assists and got 5 rebounds. Andre Drummond added 11 points in 25:02, although he struggled shooting, shooting 4/11 (36.4%) from the field. Drummond also managed to pull down an admirable team-high 13 rebounds and added 4 assists. Collin Sexton had a team-high 28 points, going 12/19 (63.2%) from the field in 36:36. Sexton also made 4 assists. JaVale McGee got 7 points, although he struggled making baskets, scoring 3/11 (27.3%) from the field in 13:38. In addition, McGee also pulled down an elegant team-high 13 rebounds. An additional vital performance was made by Darius Garland , who recorded 21 points and had 5 assists.

On the Pacers, Domantas Sabonis gained a team-high 25 points, going 10/14 (71.4%) from the field in 36:59. In addition to his points, Sabonis also got a skillful team-high 11 rebounds and dished 7 assists. Victor Oladipo had 16 points, albeit he struggled shooting from the field, shooting 5/14 (35.7%) from the field and 4/8 (50.0%) from deep in 34:12. Additionally, Oladipo also dished a team-high 8 assists. Other important performers were Myles Turner (who had 7 rebounds and got 4 steals),Malcolm Brogdon (who had 17 points, passed out 5 assists, and got 3 steals), and Doug McDermott (who recorded 18 points and added 9 rebounds).

1st Quarter

The 1st Quarter kicked off as expected as the Cavaliers went 5/11 from the field and 1/1 from three in the first half of the quarter for a total of 11 points. Shooting Guard Collin Sexton was a major player in this decent start as he got 4 points on 2/3 shooting (0/0 from three). In addition to his points, Sexton also added 1 steal. The Pacers had no issues as well at the start of the quarter, making 6/9 from the field and 2/5 from deep for a total of 14 points. Small Forward Aaron Holiday was a major contributor in this principled start for the Pacers as he had 5 points on 2/2 shooting (1/1 from deep).

Despite the sound start to the 1st Quarter, the Cavaliers struggled shooting to finish the quarter, gaining 10 points while going 3/15 from the field and 2/5 from deep. The Pacers, simultaneously, had no trouble closing out the period, recording 18 points on 6/11 shooting (4/5 from the three point mark). The 1st Quarter finished with the Cavaliers down by 11 points (21-32). Dante Exum was the largest contributor of the quarter, scoring 6 points. On the Pacers, Domantas Sabonis scored 6 points.

2nd Quarter

Trailing the Pacers, the Cavaliers stayed determined as they shot 5/7 from the field and 2/2 from three in the first half of the quarter for a total of 16 points. Point Guard Darius Garland was an important contributor in this hot start as he got 6 points on 2/3 shooting (2/2 from three). In comparison, the Pacers had trouble at the start of the period, shooting 5/14 from the field and 3/7 from deep for a total of 13 points. Doug McDermott was included in those on the Pacers who had a slow start to the quarter, shooting 3/7 from the field and 2/4 from the three point mark for 8 points. Doug McDermott had 8 points and pulled down 2 rebounds.

Despite the sound start to the 2nd Quarter, the Cavaliers had trouble shooting to wrap up the quarter, boasting 14 points while going 5/12 from the field and 2/6 from three. The Pacers also had issues closing out the period, adding 12 points on 4/11 shooting (1/5 from deep). The 2nd Quarter closed with the Cavaliers trailing the Pacers by 6 points (51-57). Collin Sexton was the largest contributor of the quarter, scoring 9 points. On the Pacers, Doug McDermott scored 8 points.

3rd Quarter

The 3rd Quarter began unexceptionally as the Cavaliers went 5/11 from the field and 0/2 from the three point mark in the first half of the quarter for a total of 11 points. Shooting Guard Collin Sexton was a key player in this reasonable start as he got 6 points on 3/3 shooting (0/0 from deep). Likewise, the Pacers also had no issues at the start of the period, making 5/9 from the field and 3/4 from three for a total of 15 points. Point Guard Malcolm Brogdon was a vital contributor in this decent start for the Pacers as he gained 5 points on 1/4 shooting (1/2 from the three point mark). In addition, Brogdon also managed to pull down 1 rebound.

Despite the solid start to the 3rd Quarter, the Cavaliers had trouble scoring to finish the quarter, adding 6 points while going 2/7 from the field and 1/2 from the three point mark. The Pacers, concurrently, had no trouble closing out the period, scoring 16 points on 6/11 shooting (1/2 from deep). The 3rd Quarter ended with the Cavaliers down by 20 points (68-88). Domantas Sabonis was the main contributor of the quarter, scoring 11 points. On the Cavaliers, Collin Sexton scored 9 points.

4th Quarter

Trailing the Pacers, the Cavaliers stayed determined as they shot 8/9 from the field and 4/4 from the three point mark in the first half of the quarter for a total of 20 points. Point Guard Darius Garland was a crucial player in this exceptional start as he got 8 points on 3/3 shooting (2/2 from deep). Garland also added 2 assists. Power Forward Larry Nance Jr. gained 5 points, dished 1 assist, had 1 steal, and added 1 rebound. In comparison, the Pacers had trouble at the start of the period, shooting 4/10 from the field and 0/1 from deep for a total of 11 points. Doug McDermott was among those on the Pacers who had issues at the start of the quarter, shooting 1/3 from the field and 0/0 from the three point mark for 2 points. Power Forward Domantas Sabonis recorded 2 points and dished out 1 assist. Center Myles Turner got 2 points, dished 1 assist, and grabbed 1 steal. Point Guard Malcolm Brogdon recorded 2 points and got 1 steal. Doug McDermott scored 2 points and managed to pull down 1 rebound. T.J. McConnell got 2 points.

Despite the reasonable start to the 4th Quarter, the Cavaliers had trouble shooting to close out the period, scoring 11 points while going 4/10 from the field and 0/1 from the three point mark. The Pacers, at the same time, had no trouble closing up the period, boasting 20 points on 6/12 shooting (2/6 from three). The Cavaliers lost to the Pacers 99-119. Darius Garland was the most substantial contributor of the quarter, scoring 8 points. On the Pacers, Domantas Sabonis scored 6 points.

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December 29, 2020- Cleveland Cavaliers go down against New York Knicks

During Tuesday evening’s match, the Cleveland Cavaliers were bested by the New York Knicks 86-95 at home in Cleveland, OH at the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. No players on the Cavaliers were inactive for the game. Simultaneously, Alec Burks was out for the Knicks. The defeat brings the Cavaliers to 0-1 in the series against the Knicks and to 3-1 in the regular season.

On the Cavaliers, Andre Drummond had 18 points, going 7/13 (53.8%) from the field in 33:28. Drummond also had an outstanding team-high 17 rebounds, pulled off a striking 6 blocks, and grabbed 3 steals. Collin Sexton had a team-high 20 points in 40:35, although he had trouble shooting, going 6/17 (35.3%) from the field. In addition to points, Sexton also passed out 4 assists. Darius Garland scored 17 points in 37:02, albeit he had trouble making shots, shooting 6/18 (33.3%) from the field. Additionally, Garland also made a team-high 6 assists and added 5 rebounds. Other pivotal contributors included Larry Nance Jr. (who managed to grab 6 rebounds and added 4 steals) and JaVale McGee (who managed to grab 9 rebounds).

On the Knicks, Julius Randle recorded a team-high 28 points, scoring 9/16 (56.2%) from the field and 4/4 (100%) from the three point mark in 44:08. Additionally, Randle also managed to grab an admirable team-high 12 rebounds and got a decent team-high 11 assists. Additional important performances were achieved by Reggie Bullock (who boasted 17 points and added an admirable 7 rebounds),Mitchell Robinson (who pulled down an admirable 10 rebounds),RJ Barrett (who added an admirable 7 rebounds),Elfrid Payton (who managed to pull down an admirable 8 rebounds and made a decent 7 assists), and Nerlens Noel (who had an admirable 7 rebounds and added 3 blocks).

1st Quarter

The Cavaliers struggled at the start of the 1st Quarter, going 5/13 from the field and 0/5 from deep in the first half of the quarter for a total of 10 points. Power Forward Larry Nance Jr. was among those who had a sluggish start to the quarter, shooting 0/2 from the field and 0/2 from three for no points. Center Andre Drummond added 8 points, got 1 block, added 1 steal, and grabbed 4 rebounds. The Knicks had trouble as well at the start of the quarter, shooting 4/9 from the field and 2/2 from the three point mark for a total of 10 points. Shooting Guard RJ Barrett was among those on the Knicks who floundered at the beginning of the quarter, shooting 1/4 from the field and 0/0 from deep for 2 points. Small Forward Julius Randle recorded 5 points, made 2 assists, and managed to grab 1 rebound.

After the dismal start to the 1st Quarter, the Cavaliers continued to stuggle further to round off the quarter, boasting 5 points while going 1/12 from the field and 0/5 from deep. The Knicks, meanwhile, had no trouble closing up the period, recording 19 points on 7/13 shooting (3/6 from three). The 1st Quarter finished with the Cavaliers trailing the Knicks by 14 points (15-29). Julius Randle was the most substantial contributor of the quarter, scoring 14 points. On the Cavaliers, Andre Drummond scored 8 points.

2nd Quarter

Down by 14, the Cavaliers stayed determined as they shot 7/12 from the field and 2/4 from the three point mark in the first half of the quarter for a total of 19 points. Shooting Guard Collin Sexton was a major player in this principled start as he recorded 7 points on 2/3 shooting (1/1 from three). Sexton also swiped 1 steal in addition to points. On the other hand, the Knicks had trouble at the start of the quarter, making 3/8 from the field and 2/2 from the three point mark for a total of 10 points. Small Forward Julius Randle was among those on the Knicks who had issues at the start of the quarter, shooting 0/2 from the field and 0/0 from the three point mark for no points. Kevin Knox II got 3 points. Frank Ntilikina had 3 points and got 1 assist.

Despite the dependable start to the 2nd Quarter, the Cavaliers struggled shooting to wrap up the period, boasting 12 points while going 5/13 from the field and 0/3 from deep. The Knicks also had trouble closing up the period, gaining 14 points on 4/9 shooting (3/6 from three). The 2nd Quarter ended with the Cavaliers down by 7 points (46-53). Collin Sexton was the most substantial contributor of the quarter, scoring 9 points. On the Knicks, Reggie Bullock scored 8 points.

3rd Quarter

The 3rd Quarter was set off with the Cavaliers struggling to get things going, shooting 4/9 from the field and 3/4 from deep in the first half of the quarter for a total of 12 points. In like manner, the Knicks also had issues at the start of the quarter, making 3/13 from the field and 0/1 from deep for a total of 9 points. Point Guard Elfrid Payton was one player on the Knicks who had a sluggish start to the quarter, shooting 1/3 from the field and 0/0 from deep for 2 points. Center Mitchell Robinson boasted 5 points, added 1 block, and managed to pull down 4 rebounds.

Following the bad start to the 3rd Quarter, the Cavaliers continued to show more of the same to round off the period, recording 6 points while going 2/13 from the field and 0/6 from the three point mark. The Knicks also had problems finishing up the period, boasting 9 points on 3/8 shooting (0/2 from three). The 3rd Quarter finished with the Cavaliers trailing the Knicks by 7 points (64-71). Darius Garland was the main contributor of the quarter, scoring 9 points. On the Knicks, Mitchell Robinson scored 7 points.

4th Quarter

The 4th Quarter began with the Cavaliers having trouble getting things going, shooting 3/8 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 one player who struggled starting the quarter, shooting 0/2 from the field and 0/0 from the three point mark for 2 points. JaVale McGee had 3 points and pulled down 1 rebound. The Knicks had issues as well in the first half of the quarter, scoring 5/12 from the field and 1/2 from three for a total of 11 points. Shooting Guard RJ Barrett was one of the players on the Knicks who had trouble contributing at the start of the quarter, shooting 2/4 from the field and 0/0 from three for 4 points. Point Guard Elfrid Payton added 7 points, had 1 assist, and had 2 rebounds.

Despite the dismal start to the 4th Quarter, the Cavaliers improved their shooting to wrap up the quarter, recording 13 points while going 5/8 from the field and 1/3 from the three point mark. The Knicks also faced no issues while finishing out the period, scoring 13 points on 5/7 shooting (3/4 from three). The Cavaliers lost against the Knicks 86-95. Elfrid Payton was the largest contributor of the quarter, scoring 10 points. On the Cavaliers, Collin Sexton scored 6 points.

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December 27, 2020- Cleveland Cavaliers excel over Philadelphia 76ers

During Sunday evening’s event, the Cleveland Cavaliers slammed the Philadelphia 76ers 118-94 at home in Cleveland, OH at the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. All players on the Cavaliers were active for the game. At the same time, Joel Embiid was out for the 76ers. The defeat brings the Cavaliers to 1-0 in the series vs. the 76ers and to 3-0 in the regular season.

For the Cavaliers, Andre Drummond gained a team-high 24 points in 25:40, shooting 11/18 (61.1%) from the field. In addition to his points, Drummond also managed to grab an admirable team-high 14 rebounds and grabbed 3 steals. Darius Garland scored 14 points, scoring 7/15 (46.7%) from the field in 28:56. In addition to points, Garland also made a team-high 7 assists. Additional significant contributors were Larry Nance Jr. (who got 5 assists),Collin Sexton (who had 22 points), JaVale McGee (who pulled down 6 rebounds), and Dante Exum (who passed out 6 assists).

For the 76ers, Tobias Harris scored a team-high 16 points in 28:21, shooting 5/10 (50.0%) from the field and 4/6 (66.7%) from the three point mark. In addition, Harris also got a team-high 9 rebounds, got a team-high 5 assists, and grabbed 3 steals. Other key contributors were Seth Curry (who dished 4 assists),Ben Simmons (who gained 15 points, pulled down 6 rebounds, and dished out 4 assists), and Tony Bradley (who added 8 rebounds).

1st Quarter

The 1st Quarter was set off with the Cavaliers having trouble getting things going, shooting 6/18 from the field and 0/3 from deep in the first half of the quarter for a total of 12 points. Small Forward Kevin Love was one player who struggled starting the quarter, shooting 1/4 from the field and 0/1 from the three point mark for 2 points. Center Andre Drummond recorded 4 points, had 1 assist, and added 4 rebounds. Point Guard Darius Garland gained 4 points, added 1 assist, and had 1 steal. On the other hand, the 76ers had no issues at the start of the period, making 5/9 from the field and 2/5 from three for a total of 15 points. Power Forward Tobias Harris was a critical player in this decent start for the 76ers as he scored 5 points on 1/3 shooting (1/3 from deep). Furthermore, Harris also passed out 2 assists and grabbed 3 rebounds. Point Guard Ben Simmons was also a valuable player in the beginning of the quarter, boasted 5 points while shooting 2/3 (0/0 from three).Simmons also added 2 assists, made 2 blocks, and grabbed 2 rebounds in addition to points.

Despite the sluggish start to the 1st Quarter, the Cavaliers polished up their shooting to wrap up the quarter, boasting 17 points while going 7/12 from the field and 3/5 from three. The 76ers, concurrently, struggled while finishing out the period, scoring 9 points on 3/11 shooting (1/4 from three). The 1st Quarter closed with the Cavaliers leading by 5 points (29-24). Tobias Harris was the main contributor of the quarter, scoring 10 points. On the Cavaliers, Cedi Osman scored 8 points.

2nd Quarter

The 2nd Quarter was set off with a fast pace as the Cavaliers shot 8/13 from the field and 2/3 from three in the first half of the quarter for a total of 20 points. Power Forward Larry Nance Jr. was a key contributor in this decent start as he recorded 7 points on 3/3 shooting (1/1 from the three point mark). In addition to his points, Nance Jr. also swiped 1 steal. Center Andre Drummond gained 6 points, had 2 blocks, and added 5 rebounds. Damyean Dotson recorded 5 points. In contrast, the 76ers struggled at the start of the period, shooting 4/15 from the field and 0/3 from deep for a total of 10 points. Power Forward Tobias Harris was one of the players on the 76ers who had a slow start to the quarter, shooting 0/1 from the field and 0/0 from three for no points. Center Dwight Howard recorded 2 points and managed to grab 1 rebound. Point Guard Ben Simmons added 2 points and managed to grab 2 rebounds. Shake Milton got 2 points. Furkan Korkmaz recorded 2 points. Mike Scott scored 2 points and pulled down 1 rebound.

Following the reasonable start to the 2nd Quarter, the Cavaliers continued to shoot well to round out the quarter, gaining 15 points while going 6/13 from the field and 2/5 from the three point mark. The 76ers also had no trouble closing out the period, scoring 16 points on 4/8 shooting (2/6 from three). The 2nd Quarter closed with the Cavaliers up by 14 points (64-50). Andre Drummond was the largest contributor of the quarter, scoring 11 points. On the 76ers, Mike Scott scored 5 points.

3rd Quarter

The 3rd Quarter was set off with no major issues as the Cavaliers shot 7/12 from the field and 0/1 from three in the first half of the quarter for a total of 16 points. Dante Exum was a major player in this principled start as he added 6 points on 3/3 shooting (0/0 from three). Exum also passed out 1 assist, grabbed 1 steal, and pulled down 1 rebound. In like manner, the 76ers also had little trouble at the start of the period, making 3/5 from the field and 2/2 from three for a total of 9 points. Power Forward Tobias Harris was a key contributor in this reasonable start for the 76ers as he had 3 points on 1/2 shooting (1/1 from the three point mark). Harris also grabbed 1 steal in addition to his points. Center Dwight Howard was also a critical contributor in the beginning of the quarter, gained 3 points while shooting 1/1 (0/0 from deep).Additionally, Howard also managed to grab 1 rebound. Shooting Guard Seth Curry was also a valuable player in the beginning of the quarter, scored 3 points while shooting 1/1 (1/1 from three).Curry also dished out 2 assists in addition to points.

Following the solid start to the 3rd Quarter, the Cavaliers continued to play well to close out the quarter, gaining 13 points while going 3/6 from the field and 1/1 from deep. The 76ers also faced no issues while closing out the period, recording 13 points on 5/11 shooting (2/6 from three). The 3rd Quarter closed with the Cavaliers up by 21 points (93-72). Darius Garland was the largest contributor of the quarter, scoring 6 points. On the 76ers, Tyrese Maxey scored 4 points.

4th Quarter

The 4th Quarter was set in motion with the team shooting lights-out as the Cavaliers went 9/9 from the field and 1/1 from the three point mark in the first half of the quarter for a total of 19 points. Center Andre Drummond was a crucial player in this strong start as he added 4 points on 2/2 shooting (0/0 from deep). Furthermore, Drummond also had 1 assist and had 2 rebounds. Shooting Guard Collin Sexton was also a key contributor in the beginning of the quarter, boasted 4 points while shooting 2/2 (0/0 from deep).Point Guard Darius Garland was also a major contributor in the beginning of the quarter, got 4 points while shooting 2/2 (0/0 from the three point mark).Garland also added 2 assists in addition to points. Cedi Osman was also a critical contributor in the beginning of the quarter, boasted 4 points while shooting 2/2 (0/0 from deep).The 76ers performed well in similar fashion at the start of the quarter, making 5/9 from the field and 2/5 from three for a total of 13 points. Dakota Mathias was a vital player in this principled start for the 76ers as he scored 5 points on 2/2 shooting (1/1 from three).

Despite the good start to the 4th Quarter, the Cavaliers struggled shooting to wrap up the period, gaining 6 points while going 2/8 from the field and 0/4 from deep. The 76ers also had trouble closing up the period, adding 9 points on 4/11 shooting (1/6 from deep). The Cavaliers defeated the 76ers 118-94. Dakota Mathias was the main contributor of the quarter, scoring 8 points. On the Cavaliers, Andre Drummond scored 4 points.

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December 26, 2020- Cleveland Cavaliers succeed Detroit Pistons

The Cleveland Cavaliers bested the Detroit Pistons 128-119 away at the Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, MI during Saturday evening’s match. No players on the Cavaliers were inactive for the game. Simultaneously, All players on the Pistons were active for the game. With the win, the Cavaliers rise to 2-0 in the regular season and to 1-0 against the Pistons in the series.

On the Cavaliers, Andre Drummond had 23 points in 43:40, although he had trouble shooting, going 7/21 (33.3%) from the field. Additionally, Drummond also managed to pull down a notable team-high 16 rebounds, dished out 5 assists, got an impressive 4 steals, and made 3 blocks. Collin Sexton added an important team-high 32 points in 45:14, scoring 15/23 (65.2%) from the field. Sexton also grabbed 3 steals. Darius Garland had 21 points, shooting 9/14 (64.3%) from the field and 3/3 (100%) from deep in 43:59. Garland also got an impressive team-high 12 assists and managed to pull down 5 rebounds. Other notable productions included Kevin Love (who got 15 points and added 9 rebounds), Cedi Osman (who boasted 22 points), Larry Nance Jr. (who pulled down 7 rebounds), and Dante Exum (who made an impressive 4 assists).

On the Pistons, Jerami Grant boasted a team-high 28 points, scoring 9/14 (64.3%) from the field and 4/8 (50.0%) from the three point mark in 42:31. In addition to his points, Grant also pulled down a decent team-high 10 rebounds and had 3 blocks. Mason Plumlee had 6 points, shooting 3/6 (50.0%) from the field in 32:47. Plumlee also pulled down 9 rebounds, added a team-high 5 assists, and had 3 steals. Additional notable performers were Blake Griffin (who boasted 26 points, added 6 rebounds, made 4 assists, and swiped 3 steals),Delon Wright (who recorded 19 points, managed to grab 6 rebounds, and got 4 assists), Derrick Rose (who dished 4 assists), and Josh Jackson (who grabbed 8 rebounds).

1st Quarter

The 1st Quarter arrived with no major issues as the Cavaliers shot 5/11 from the field and 3/4 from the three point mark in the first half of the quarter for a total of 13 points. Shooting Guard Collin Sexton was a prime player in this principled start as he added 5 points on 2/3 shooting (1/1 from deep). Point Guard Darius Garland was also a vital contributor in the beginning of the quarter, got 5 points while shooting 2/2 (1/1 from three).The Pistons had no issues as well in the first half of the quarter, making 6/12 from the field and 3/6 from the three point mark for a total of 16 points. Small Forward Jerami Grant was a key player in this decent start for the Pistons as he boasted 6 points on 2/3 shooting (1/1 from deep). In addition, Grant also made 1 assist and had 2 rebounds. Power Forward Blake Griffin was also a vital player in the beginning of the quarter, added 6 points while shooting 2/3 (2/3 from the three point mark).Griffin also made 1 assist and had 2 rebounds in addition to points.

After the solid start to the 1st Quarter, the Cavaliers continued the performance to round out the period, scoring 13 points while going 6/11 from the field and 1/3 from the three point mark. The Pistons, meanwhile, struggled while closing up the period, recording 10 points on 3/10 shooting (1/3 from deep). The 1st Quarter ended with the Cavaliers and the Pistons tied up at 26-26. Collin Sexton was the biggest contributor of the quarter, scoring 7 points. On the Pistons, Svi Mykhailiuk scored 7 points.

2nd Quarter

The 2nd Quarter kicked off as expected as the Cavaliers went 6/12 from the field and 0/4 from the three point mark in the first half of the quarter for a total of 14 points. Shooting Guard Collin Sexton was a prime contributor in this principled start as he recorded 6 points on 3/3 shooting (0/0 from three). Conversely, the Pistons had trouble in the first half of the quarter, shooting 3/12 from the field and 1/6 from three for a total of 8 points. Small Forward Jerami Grant was one player on the Pistons who had a sluggish start to the quarter, shooting 0/1 from the field and 0/1 from the three point mark for no points. Shooting Guard Delon Wright boasted 4 points and had 1 assist.

Following the sound start to the 2nd Quarter, the Cavaliers continued to show more of the same to close out the quarter, recording 19 points while going 7/12 from the field and 1/4 from deep. The Pistons also faced no issues while finishing up the period, recording 19 points on 5/10 shooting (4/5 from deep). The 2nd Quarter finished with the Cavaliers up by 6 points (59-53). Blake Griffin was the main contributor of the quarter, scoring 12 points. On the Cavaliers, Collin Sexton scored 8 points.

3rd Quarter

The 3rd Quarter began with no major issues as the Cavaliers went 7/11 from the field and 3/4 from deep in the first half of the quarter for a total of 17 points. Center Andre Drummond was a key player in this good start as he scored 6 points on 3/5 shooting (0/0 from deep). Drummond also added 1 assist, had 1 steal, and managed to grab 1 rebound in addition to his points. The Pistons performed well as well in the beginning, scoring 6/11 from the field and 1/5 from three for a total of 14 points. Power Forward Blake Griffin was a major player in this reasonable start for the Pistons as he got 5 points on 2/4 shooting (1/3 from the three point mark).

Despite the convincing start to the 3rd Quarter, the Cavaliers had trouble shooting to round out the period, gaining 5 points while going 2/13 from the field and 0/3 from deep. The Pistons, simultaneously, had no trouble finishing up the period, adding 19 points on 5/7 shooting (2/3 from deep). The 3rd Quarter ended with the Cavaliers down by 5 points (81-86). Jerami Grant was the largest contributor of the quarter, scoring 14 points. On the Cavaliers, Andre Drummond scored 8 points.

4th Quarter

The Cavaliers struggled at the start of the 4th Quarter, recording 4/9 from the field and 2/3 from three in the first half of the quarter for a total of 10 points. The Pistons had trouble as well at the start of the period, making 4/11 from the field and 1/5 from three for a total of 9 points. Josh Jackson was among those on the Pistons who floundered at the beginning of the quarter, shooting 1/4 from the field and 0/2 from the three point mark for 2 points. Jahlil Okafor had 4 points and managed to pull down 1 rebound.

Following the bad start to the 4th Quarter, the Cavaliers continued the effort to wrap up the period, scoring 10 points while going 1/5 from the field and 0/2 from three. The Pistons also had trouble closing out the period, boasting 6 points on 2/12 shooting (1/7 from three). The 4th Quarter ended with the Cavaliers and the Pistons tied up at 101-101. Andre Drummond was the main contributor of the quarter, scoring 6 points. On the Pistons, Jahlil Okafor scored 4 points.

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December 23, 2020- Cleveland Cavaliers beat Charlotte Hornets

During Wednesday evening’s matchup, the Cleveland Cavaliers defeated the Charlotte Hornets 121-114 at home in Cleveland, OH at the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. All players on the Cavaliers were active for the game. Simultaneously, The Hornets had no inactive players for the game. The win brings the Cavaliers to 1-0 in the series against the Hornets and to 1-0 in the regular season.

For the Cavaliers, Larry Nance Jr. added 13 points in 33:34, scoring 5/9 (55.6%) from the field. In addition, Nance Jr. also managed to pull down a skillful 13 rebounds, dished a team-high 8 assists, and got 3 steals. Andre Drummond added 14 points in 27:12, although he struggled scoring, going 7/18 (38.9%) from the field. Additionally, Drummond also managed to grab an elegant team-high 14 rebounds and passed out 4 assists. Collin Sexton gained a team-high 27 points in 37:05, going 9/16 (56.2%) from the field and 3/4 (75.0%) from deep. Additionally, Sexton also added 5 assists. Other notable contributors were Isaac Okoro (who had 5 assists),Darius Garland (who scored 22 points, managed to grab 6 rebounds, and dished out 6 assists), JaVale McGee (who had 7 rebounds), and Dean Wade (who got 3 steals).

For the Hornets, Terry Rozier scored a dazzling team-high 42 points, scoring 15/23 (65.2%) from the field and 10/16 (62.5%) from the three point line in 37:31. Devonte’ Graham scored 10 points in 37:07, although he had trouble making baskets, going 4/13 (30.8%) from the field. In addition to his points, Graham also dished a solid team-high 10 assists. Miles Bridges gained 6 points in 22:05, although he had trouble making his shot fall, scoring 3/10 (30.0%) from the field. In addition to his points, Bridges also had a team-high 6 rebounds. Additional pivotal contributions included Gordon Hayward (who scored 28 points and passed out 7 assists),Cody Zeller (who had 3 steals), and Cody Martin (who got 5 rebounds and dished 4 assists).

1st Quarter

The 1st Quarter was set off with no major issues as the Cavaliers went 5/10 from the field and 1/2 from the three point mark in the first half of the quarter for a total of 15 points. Shooting Guard Collin Sexton was a major contributor in this decent start as he boasted 7 points on 2/2 shooting (1/1 from three). Sexton also had 1 rebound in addition to points. In comparison, the Hornets had trouble at the start of the period, scoring 3/13 from the field and 1/7 from deep for a total of 7 points. Power Forward P.J. Washington was included in those on the Hornets who had trouble contributing at the start of the quarter, shooting 0/1 from the field and 0/0 from the three point mark for no points. Small Forward Gordon Hayward added 5 points and grabbed 1 steal.

Despite the decent start to the 1st Quarter, the Cavaliers had trouble shooting to round out the period, gaining 9 points while going 4/12 from the field and 1/6 from deep. The Hornets, concurrently, had no trouble closing up the period, boasting 16 points on 7/11 shooting (2/4 from the three point mark). The 1st Quarter closed with the Cavaliers leading by 1 point (24-23). Collin Sexton was the most substantial contributor of the quarter, scoring 12 points. On the Hornets, Terry Rozier scored 6 points.

2nd Quarter

The 2nd Quarter started off very rapidly as the Cavaliers shot 8/11 from the field and 3/5 from deep in the first half of the quarter for a total of 20 points. Shooting Guard Collin Sexton was an important player in this exceptional start as he recorded 6 points on 2/2 shooting (1/1 from three). Sexton also passed out 1 assist in addition to points. Likewise, the Hornets also performed well in the first half of the quarter, scoring 6/11 from the field and 0/2 from the three point mark for a total of 13 points. Cody Martin was a vital player in this principled start for the Hornets as he recorded 5 points on 2/2 shooting (0/0 from the three point mark). In addition to points, Martin also pulled down 1 rebound.

Following the sound start to the 2nd Quarter, the Cavaliers continued the performance to wrap up the period, adding 21 points while going 9/12 from the field and 0/1 from the three point mark. The Hornets, concurrently, had problems finishing up the period, adding 8 points on 3/8 shooting (0/2 from the three point mark). The 2nd Quarter ended with the Cavaliers leading by 21 points (65-44). JaVale McGee was the largest contributor of the quarter, scoring 9 points. On the Hornets, Cody Martin scored 5 points.

3rd Quarter

The 3rd Quarter began with the Cavaliers having trouble getting things going, scoring 5/16 from the field and 2/3 from deep in the first half of the quarter for a total of 14 points. Shooting Guard Collin Sexton was one of the players who struggled starting the quarter, shooting 0/4 from the field and 0/0 from deep for no points. Point Guard Darius Garland got 8 points and added 1 assist. Conversely, the Hornets had no issues in the first half of the quarter, making 7/11 from the field and 4/7 from deep for a total of 18 points. Small Forward Gordon Hayward was a major player in this reasonable start for the Hornets as he boasted 7 points on 3/4 shooting (1/2 from three). Hayward also dished out 1 assist and had 2 rebounds in addition to points. Shooting Guard Terry Rozier added 6 points and got 1 assist. Point Guard Devonte’ Graham boasted 5 points, got 3 assists, and managed to grab 1 rebound.

Despite the bad start to the 3rd Quarter, the Cavaliers corrected their shooting to close out the period, adding 14 points while going 5/8 from the field and 3/6 from the three point mark. The Hornets also had no trouble finishing up the period, scoring 18 points on 6/13 shooting (4/9 from the three point mark). The 3rd Quarter ended with the Cavaliers up by 13 points (93-80). Terry Rozier was the largest contributor of the quarter, scoring 15 points. On the Cavaliers, Darius Garland scored 8 points.

4th Quarter

The 4th Quarter arrived with no major issues as the Cavaliers shot 6/11 from the field and 3/4 from deep in the first half of the quarter for a total of 15 points. Center Andre Drummond was a critical player in this principled start as he gained 6 points on 3/5 shooting (0/0 from the three point mark). In addition to his points, Drummond also had 3 rebounds. Point Guard Darius Garland was also a prime contributor in the beginning of the quarter, had 6 points while shooting 2/3 (2/3 from three).Garland also dished 1 assist and pulled down 1 rebound. The Hornets performed well as well in the beginning, shooting 4/8 from the field and 2/5 from the three point mark for a total of 11 points. Shooting Guard Terry Rozier was a vital contributor in this reasonable start for the Hornets as he recorded 11 points on 4/5 shooting (2/3 from the three point mark).

Following the decent start to the 4th Quarter, the Cavaliers continued to show more of the same to finish the quarter, recording 13 points while going 4/7 from the field and 1/3 from the three point mark. The Hornets also faced no issues while closing out the period, recording 23 points on 9/15 shooting (3/8 from deep). The Cavaliers defeated the Hornets 121-114. Terry Rozier was the largest contributor of the quarter, scoring 21 points. On the Cavaliers, Darius Garland scored 8 points.