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November 03, 2019- Cleveland Cavaliers outshined by Dallas Mavericks

Cavaliers and Mavericks regular season game recap

During Sunday evening’s match, the Cleveland Cavaliers were walked all over by the Dallas Mavericks 111-131 at home in Cleveland, OH at the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. The Cavaliers had no inactive players for the game. At the same time, All players on the Mavericks were active for the game. The loss brings the Cavaliers to 0-1 in the series versus the Mavericks and to 2-4 in the regular season.

On the Cavaliers, Kevin Love gained a team-high 29 points, shooting 9/18 (50.0%) from the field and 5/11 (45.5%) from deep in 35:05. In addition to points, Love also pulled down 8 rebounds. Tristan Thompson scored 11 points in 30:56, scoring 4/10 (40.0%) from the field. In addition to points, Thompson also added an admirable team-high 12 rebounds and added 4 assists. Brandon Knight boasted 10 points in 19:52, although he had trouble shooting from the field, going 3/8 (37.5%) from the field and 3/7 (42.9%) from three. In addition, Knight also passed out a team-high 6 assists. Other important performers were Collin Sexton (who pulled down 6 rebounds),Darius Garland (who dished out 5 assists), and Jordan Clarkson (who scored 17 points).

On the Mavericks, Luka Doncic had a team-high 29 points in 33:32, scoring 9/17 (52.9%) from the field and 5/10 (50.0%) from three. In addition, Doncic also dished out a powerful team-high 15 assists and got an elegant team-high 14 rebounds. Other significant performers were Kristaps Porzingis (who added 18 points, got an elegant 9 rebounds, and pulled off 6 blocks),Seth Curry (who got a powerful 4 assists),Jalen Brunson (who dished a powerful 6 assists), Dorian Finney-Smith (who added an elegant 5 rebounds), Boban Marjanovic (who had an elegant 8 rebounds), and Delon Wright (who got a powerful 6 assists).

1st Quarter

The 1st Quarter kicked off quickly as the Cavaliers went 8/14 from the field and 3/6 from three in the first half of the quarter for a total of 19 points. Power Forward Kevin Love was a critical contributor in this principled start as he scored 11 points on 4/6 shooting (3/4 from the three point mark). In addition, Love also managed to pull down 1 rebound. Likewise, the Mavericks also performed well in the beginning, making 6/8 from the field and 0/1 from the three point mark for a total of 12 points. Small Forward Luka Doncic was a valuable contributor in this hot start for the Mavericks as he got 4 points on 2/2 shooting (0/0 from deep). In addition to points, Doncic also made 2 assists and got 2 rebounds. Point Guard Jalen Brunson was also a key player in the beginning of the quarter, had 4 points while shooting 2/2 (0/0 from the three point mark).

Despite the reasonable start to the 1st Quarter, the Cavaliers had trouble shooting to wrap up the quarter, adding 9 points while going 4/11 from the field and 1/4 from the three point mark. The Mavericks, meanwhile, had no trouble finishing out the period, boasting 19 points on 7/13 shooting (5/6 from the three point mark). The 1st Quarter closed with the Cavaliers trailing the Mavericks by 3 points (28-31). Kevin Love was the largest contributor of the quarter, scoring 16 points. On the Mavericks, Luka Doncic scored 13 points.

2nd Quarter

The 2nd Quarter opened with no major issues as the Cavaliers shot 5/11 from the field and 5/9 from the three point mark in the first half of the quarter for a total of 15 points. Jordan Clarkson was a crucial contributor in this decent start as he got 12 points on 4/5 shooting (4/5 from three). In addition, Clarkson also grabbed 1 steal and grabbed 1 rebound. Conversely, the Mavericks struggled at the start of the quarter, shooting 3/12 from the field and 1/4 from three for a total of 7 points. Power Forward Kristaps Porzingis was included in those on the Mavericks who struggled starting the quarter, shooting 1/4 from the field and 0/1 from deep for 2 points. Justin Jackson had 3 points and managed to pull down 1 rebound.

Despite the convincing start to the 2nd Quarter, the Cavaliers had trouble shooting to close out the period, recording 10 points while going 4/14 from the field and 1/6 from three. The Mavericks, concurrently, had no trouble finishing up the period, boasting 20 points on 7/13 shooting (4/6 from three). The 2nd Quarter closed with the Cavaliers down by 5 points (53-58). Jordan Clarkson was the biggest contributor of the quarter, scoring 12 points. On the Mavericks, Kristaps Porzingis scored 8 points.

3rd Quarter

The Cavaliers had trouble getting things going at the start of the 3rd Quarter, going 5/14 from the field and 2/6 from the three point mark in the first half of the quarter for a total of 14 points. Shooting Guard Collin Sexton was included in those who had trouble contributing at the start of the quarter, shooting 0/1 from the field and 0/1 from the three point mark for 2 points. Brandon Knight got 6 points. The Mavericks struggled in similar fashion in the first half of the quarter, shooting 4/11 from the field and 2/5 from the three point mark for a total of 11 points. Point Guard Jalen Brunson was among those on the Mavericks who had issues at the start of the quarter, shooting 1/4 from the field and 1/3 from the three point mark for 3 points. Point Guard Jalen Brunson gained 3 points. Delon Wright got 3 points, got 1 assist, and had 1 rebound.

Despite the dismal start to the 3rd Quarter, the Cavaliers shot much better to round out the period, gaining 19 points while going 6/12 from the field and 4/6 from three. The Mavericks also had no trouble finishing up the period, boasting 21 points on 7/11 shooting (3/7 from the three point mark). The 3rd Quarter closed with the Cavaliers trailing the Mavericks by 4 points (86-90). Luka Doncic was the biggest contributor of the quarter, scoring 11 points. On the Cavaliers, Brandon Knight scored 7 points.

4th Quarter

The Cavaliers had a rough go at the start of the 4th Quarter, going 3/9 from the field and 1/4 from three in the first half of the quarter for a total of 12 points. Shooting Guard Collin Sexton was included in those who floundered at the beginning of the quarter, shooting 0/4 from the field and 0/1 from deep for no points. Point Guard Darius Garland added 5 points, added 2 assists, and added 1 rebound. In comparison, the Mavericks performed well at the start of the quarter, making 9/15 from the field and 2/5 from the three point mark for a total of 21 points. Power Forward Kristaps Porzingis was a crucial player in this good start for the Mavericks as he got 8 points on 3/5 shooting (2/3 from the three point mark). In addition, Porzingis also got 1 block and managed to grab 2 rebounds.

Following the bad start to the 4th Quarter, the Cavaliers continued to show more of the same to finish the period, gaining 13 points while going 4/11 from the field and 1/7 from deep. The Mavericks, simultaneously, faced no issues while closing up the period, boasting 20 points on 7/11 shooting (3/7 from deep). The Cavaliers lost against the Mavericks 111-131. Kevin Love was the biggest contributor of the quarter, scoring 8 points. On the Mavericks, Kristaps Porzingis scored 8 points.

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