The Cavs fall to the Wizards despite Cedi Osman and his big game.
It’s been an up-and-down year for Cedi Osman. He’s largely been kept out of the starting lineup heading into the 119-110 loss on Sunday to the Wizards. Osman put up a great shooting game, hitting 58% of his shots, up nearly 20 points from his season average, and did it while playing a whopping 37 points.
Osman started because Collin Sexton was out with an injury. In Osman’s last two games where he played 20 minutes or more, he’s 14-23, with 34 points, 12 assists, and five rebounds. It’s only a small sample size, but shooting 61% from the floor, an average of 17 points, five assists, and 2.5 rebounds is very impressive.
For the Wizards, Bradley Beal carried the load, scoring a game-high 33 points. Russell Westbrook continues to struggle with shooting efficiency, hitting just 38% from the floor on Sunday with just 14 points and four turnovers.
The Cavs tanked in the fourth, partly due to the ineffectiveness of the bench as a whole, shooting just 33% all night, and scoring just 14 of the teams 110 points.
Top Three Game Performers
1 Point – Cedi Osman
We already recapped what Cedi Osman did against the Wizards, but the important thing to pay attention to going forward is what he’s going to be able to do if he gets another shot. Consistency and opportunity are Osman’s two biggest needs at the moment. Will he get the opportunity to prove his consistency?
2 Points – Darius Garland
Darius Garland continues to improve his game greatly in year two of his career. His defense is improving nicely, and he did a great job stifling Russell Westbrook when paired up. Garland shot just under 50% for 28 points, 9 assists, and four rebounds. His six turnovers and lack of a double kept him from the top spot.
3 Points – Jarrett Allen
Jarrett Allen is continuing to rebound nicely from his concussion; after struggling for the first few games back, Allen had a double-double against the Wizards on Sunday. He finished with 27 points, 12 rebounds, and three blocks in an impressive outing.