The Cleveland Cavaliers can’t hold off Klay Thompson and the Warriors
The Cleveland Cavaliers looked rough on Sunday night in what was the return of Klay Thompson to the court after over 900 days since his last game. The emotion, intensity, and teammate Steph Curry’s MVP-caliber play were too much for the Cavs to overcome as they fell 96-82.
Usually, reliable shooters like Kevin Love and Cedi Osman were cold, and Darius Garland was rendered inert due to the Warriors’ ability to cut off lanes and loaded up the paint to take away easy lobs.
The Cavs have fallen to 22-18 on the year with a trip to Sacramento against the offensively stunted Kings.
The Cleveland Cavaliers fell in Klay Thompson’s homecoming
Cavs Top 3
- Jarrett Allen
- Rajon Rondo
- Lamar Stevens
The first point goes to Jarrett Allen, who had 12 points and even rebounds but Kevon Looney out-rebounded Allen by a large margin, pulling down 18 rebounds against both Allen and Evan Mobley. That ended up hurting Allen’s standing.
For the two-pointer of the game, we’re giving it to Rajon Rondo who has landed in the Top 3 in both of his first two games. Rondo shot well, going 6-10 and 3-3 from three; finishing with 15 points, five rebounds, and three rebounds.
The three-pointer of the game goes to Lamar Steven, making his season debut on the list. Stevens put up a team-high 17 points, with four rebounds and two steals for the game. He shot 8-11 from the floor and helped the Cavs stay as close as they were in a game that was ultimately as disappointing as the finale of Dexter: New Blood.
- Jarrett Allen (42 points)
- Darius Garland (37)
- Kevin Love (36 points)
- Ricky Rubio (32points)
- Lauri Markkanen (26 points)
- Cedi Osman (24 points)
- Evan Mobley (20 points)
- Dean Wade (5 Points)
- Isaac Okoro (4 points)
- *Tie* Lamar Stevens/Rajon Rondo (3 points)
- Dylan Windler (1 point)