The Cavs couldn’t do much against the Mavericks on Sunday night.
The Cavs fell to the Mavericks on Sunday, 124-97, in a bout that was never close for the Cavaliers. Cleveland has lost 10 in a row and hasn’t won a game since April 21. It gets even worse, since March 26, they are just 4-20. Against the Mavericks, Collin Sexton was the only regular player to have a decent night, with Cedi Osman having missed the game.
The loss of Osman isn’t the one that the Cavs are dealing with, with Isiah Hartenstein, Larry Nance Jr., Darius Garland, and Matthew Dellavedova all out as well due to injuries. The Cavs relied on Damyean Dotson, Anderson Varejao, Bordic Thomas, and Mfiondu Kabengele off the bench while moving Dean Wade into the starting five.
Kevin Love continues a disappointing year by shooting just 2-9 in the game, with just eight points. He did have 11 rebounds, but when you’re a stretch-big who’s known for his inside and outside shooting, it seems rather odd that you’re only shooting nine times a game and that you’re shooting as bad as you are, just 40.1% on the season and 35% from three.
Top Three Game Performers
1 Point – Bordic Thomas
Bordic Thomas went 4-6 from the floor, with 2-2 from three-point. He finished with 13 points, three rebounds, and three blocks.
2 Points – Mfiondu Kabengele
Fellow late-season addition, Mfiondu Kabengele went 5-7 for 14 points and four rebounds, but the game was so out of hand it really mounted to so very little.
3 Points – Collin Sexton
Finally taking five shots from behind the arc is a big reason why Collin Sexto is the three-pointer tonight. Sexton’s lack of three’s all year, near the bottom of the league for guards that average as many possessions as he does, has been a huge problem. Sexton shot 3-5 from three-point tonight and needs to up that number considerably. He finished with 24 points and seven assists.