After what seemed like the longest eight-game losing streak ever, the Cavs finally got a win. On Thursday, the Cavs beat the San Antonio Spurs 117-109 in overtime.
In a game where Jerry Seinfeld possibly predicted its score, the Cavs managed to get the road win. This win came after their 116-110 loss to the Houston Rockets the day before. Cavs rookie Kevin Porter Jr. had a career-high 24 points, but former MVP James Harden was too much for the Cavs. Harden finished the game with 55 points, as his performance (and costly mistakes towards the end) caused the Cavaliers to lose. Their losing streak continued (and so did the headaches!), then the Cavs traveled to San Antonio.
Cleveland’s win over the Spurs was mostly due to the performances of three players. Their win came down to Kevin Love, Collin Sexton, and Jordan Clarkson.
Veteran forward Kevin Love had his best game in recent memory. He finished the game with 30 points and 17 rebounds. Love also shot 45.8 percent from the field and 44 percent from 3-point range. Love was the high point man for both teams, as the only player to come close for the Spurs was DeMar DeRozan (who finished with 21 points).
This was not only his highest scoring game of December, but it was also his highest scoring game of the season. His previous season-high was 29 points, which he had against the Dallas Mavericks in November. Otherwise, it has been a rough season for not only the Cavaliers but Love as well. In the midst of trade rumors, Love led his team to a win.
Love played well, but he was not alone. Sexton finished the game with 28 points, as he shot 52.6 percent from the field. On Monday, Sexton had his first game where he didn’t score in double figures this season. He finished that game with eight points, as he shot a horrid 29 percent. “Young Bull” may be back on track after his performance against the Spurs.
Jordan Clarkson moved to San Antonio at the age of six attended high school there. He had a chance to show out for his hometown, and he did just that.
Clarkson finished the game with 25 points off the bench. When Clarkson is hot, he’s hot. He is a crafty scorer that can knock down shots almost at will.
Clarkson averages 14.8 points per game this month (his best of the season so far), and if he continues to play well, he’ll be a valuable player for the Cavs bench.
The Cavaliers have a tough opponent today, as they face the Milwaukee Bucks. The Bucks are first in the Eastern Conference with a record of 23-3. They are on a 17-game winning streak, so the Cavs couldn’t have caught them at a worse time.
With the Cavs’ next opponent being the Bucks, Cleveland may not start a winning streak. However, after several heartbreaking losses(for me anyway), the Cavaliers have ended their streak. Now, let’s get some more wins.
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