The Cavs fell to the Miami Heat on Saturday night 115-101, dropping the Cavs to 17-32 on the season. The Cavs saw Kevin Love record a double-double, his first of the season, but had a rough shooting night. Love only went 3-9 from the floor, with most of his shots coming from outside the three-point line. Love didn’t work the low post much of all, but did play solid defense and contribute three assists on top of his 10 points and 10 rebounds.
The Heat are just too deep. With the additions of Trevor Ariza and Victor Oladipo, they stand poised to make a run for it all. No one player scored more than 18 on the Heat but everyone contributed, resulting in the Cavs having to worry about nine players at any given minute.
Taurean Prince had a nice game, going 7-13 for 19 points while hitting 2-4 from three.
Top 3 Game Performers
1 Point – Kevin Love
Love nearly edges out Taurean Prince due to the fact he posted a double-double and played nine fewer minutes than Prince. The double-double carried a bit more weight because of it’s status in the game, and the fact that it was Love’s first of the year.
2 Points – Isaac Okoro
You want to see Isaac Okoro have these games all the time. Okoro hit 5-7 from the floor, 2-2 from three, and 5-7 from the free-throw line to finish with 17 points. The rookie forward also posted three rebounds and a block. This is one of Okoro’s better offensive games this year, but he still couldn’t stop Jimmy Butler and the rest of the high-powered Heat.
3 Points – Collin Sexton
Collin Sexton continues to struggle from three, but he did hit 11-13 from the floor, but 11-17 overall. Sexton finished with a game-high 26 points, three rebounds, and three assists. Sexton is probably not going to become a huge three point-shooter, so finding him someone who can help stretch the court is important.