The Cavs rolled the Thunder Thursday with a score of 129-102, earning the rare “blowout win”. The win moves the Cavs to 19-32 on the season and the Thunder to 20-32. For the Cavaliers, six players put up double digits. The Cavs, as a team, shot 51.1% from the floor and 35.1% from three. Leading the way were Collin Sexton with his 27 points, and a nearly perfect night from the free-throw line. The other being Kevin Love, who put up another double-double, with 18 points and 11 rebounds.
Isaiah Hartenstein and Matthew Dellavedova have been incredible off the bench defensively, with Dellavedova putting up seven assists and pulling down six rebounds, alongside Hartenstein who had another 12 rebounds and six assists.
Taurean Prince was the prime scorer off the bench with 22 points, and Lamar Stevens provided some solid hustle.
Cedi Osman remains on the bench however and hasn’t played the last several games.
Top 3 Game Performers
1 Point – Darius Garland
Credit where it’s due, Darius Garland is having a strong April. He had yet another 20+ game on good efficiency and actually had a solid game defensively. Granted, the Thunder guards are less than ideal but hey, at least it’s something.
2 Points – Kevin Love
While still on a minutes restriction, 23 minutes tonight, Kevin Love is making an impact. Putting up figures that he used to do in 30+, Love again had a double-double, with 18 points and 11 rebounds but also had two assists and two steals. Love is moving better than he has in a while, and his ability to play off of Dean Wade has really made the offense more dynamic.
3 Points – Collin Sexton
He went 9-10 from the free-throw line while putting up 27 points, on good efficiency, while putting in four assists as well. Collin Sexton’s ability to generate offense is a great gift and against bad teams like The Thunder, the defensive liabilities don’t seem so prevalent.