The Cavs lost to the Kings on Monday night, due in part to a bad shooting performance from their starting backcourt.
The Cavs were unable to continue their stellar play from Sunday’s win over the Raptors against the Kings on Monday. Cleveland lost to Sacramento 119-105. The Cavs had a bad shooting night from stars Darius Garland and Collin Sexton, while also saw little involvement from Larry Nance Jr. and Isaac Okoro.
Jarrett Allen, normally known for his high percentage around the rim, only shot 4-11 for 11 points. The bench however had another night performance with veteran JaVale McGee leading the way with 18 points, Dean Wade had another 11 off the bench and Lamar Stevens had some great energy minutes.
For the Kings, De’Aaron Fox led the way with 30 points, while rookie sensation Tyrese Haliburton shot 73% from the floor while putting in 28 points. His continued success, while taken after Okoro, makes drafting Okoro to look worse and worse.
Top 3 Game Performers
1 Point – Collin Sexton
Overall the Cavs had a bad game and very few people played well. Collin Sexton finished with 15 points and seven assists, so not an awful game but not nearly enough.
2 Points – Dean Wade
Dean Wade shot 50% from the floor and put in 11 points, three rebounds, three assists, and two steals while helping keep the Cavs in the game at times with his +11 plus/minus. Wade is earning more playing time, as evident with his 23 minutes played.
3 Points – JaVale McGee
The top dog goes to JaVale McGee, who was a true champ in this game. He played only 19 minutes but in that time span, he nearly averaged a point for every minute played. McGee scored 18 points, on 6-9 shooting, while pulling in nine rebounds, three assists, and two blocks. McGee may be pushing his mid-30’s but he’s still a very viable player and could still make a team a bit better as a rotation guy.