The Cleveland Cavaliers were horrendous in the third quarter vs. the Milwaukee Bucks
Not since the days of Andre Miller and Ricky Davis have I seen a performance as bad as I did during the third quarter of the Cleveland Cavaliers’ recent loss to the Milwaukee Bucks. The Cavs went into halftime up by 11. Yet the 63-52 score wouldn’t hold.
Instead, the Cavs would make just three shots in the entire quarter, with Robin Lopez leading the way with points scored from the floor during the quarter with four. Barely anyone did anything worth noting that quarter and the performance was so bad, that negative scores were considered today.
It was an inexcusable outing that really highlighted how bad this team can be when players like Kevin Love and Caris LeVert are out of action. The return of Ricky Rubio can not come soon enough for this squad.
The Cavs would fall to the Bucks 117-102, making them the one team the Cavs can’t seem to figure out just yet. The Cavs have the Detroit Pistons on Sunday.
Cleveland Cavaliers top 3 vs. the Milwaukee Bucks
1 Point – Darius Garland
We’re just defaulting to the points scored, simply because there’s not much else to talk about positively. That third quarter was among the worst I’ve ever seen. Garland scored 20 points on pretty poor efficiency.
2 Points –Isaac Okoro
Isaac Okoro is one of the few players on the team who posted a positive BPM against the Bucks, and the only one who did so with significant minutes. He finished 3-6 from the floor, 1-4 from three, and scored 13 points.
3 Points – Donovan Mitchell
Donovan Mitchell shot 45% from the floor and dropped 29 points. I can’t say much more positive about his or the team’s play so hey, at least he shot well. Would be nice to see his defense match his offense.
Cavs Top 3 Seasonal Standings
- Donovan Mitchell – 33 Points
- Darius Garland – 22 Points
- Jarrett Allen – 13 Points
- Cedi Osman – 12 Points
- Evan Mobley & Kevin Love – 10 Points
- Caris LeVert – 5 points
- Isaac Okoro & Dean Wade – 3 Points