The Cleveland Cavaliers took a step forward this past week just to take the same step backward. With a long season ahead, gear up for a lot of stagnant treading.
The Cleveland Cavaliers didn’t have much action in a rather bunched-up week, seeing all of their court time spent in the middle portion of the week. While on a split back-to-back between Cleveland and Washington, the Cavs offered two looks at what they can be as a team.
And that’s where we’ll begin this week’s “Cavs and Coffee”.
This week’s record for the Cavs: 1-1
This week’s record for the Cavs: 1-1 (Won against the Charlotte Hornets 113-89, Lost against the Washington Wizards 119-95)
Let’s all be honest here, it’s okay to be. No one saw the Cavs’ 24-point whomping of the Hornets coming on Tuesday. Alas, that was the case on one of the select “City Edition” jersey nights.
Cleveland jumped out to a fifteen-point lead after the end of one frame and never looked back. They outscored Charlotte in every quarter of the game and really put their stamp on that evening. Jordan Clarkson posted a season-high 24 points off the bench in another strong showing by one of the more consistent players on this roster. Rookie Collin Sexton had fans anxiously waiting for his next move, as he put together a solid sixteen points. Overall, the scoring came from a number of players: six guys hit double-digit point totals, four were starters.
Wins won’t be coming at a high rate, so let’s enjoy the ones that do come.
But happiness can only last so long with a rebuilding team. Wednesday night reminded us of that.
The Cavs were out of the contest against Washington before it even got completely going. They trailed by twenty-three points heading into the half and eventually fell to their doom on the road. Sexton’s career-high 24 points led the way as one of the only highlights for Cleveland, as David Nwaba and Andrew Harrison provided double-digit efforts off the bench.
And that’s what this season is going to be, in a nutshell. One very good performance followed by a very bad performance. Or maybe a good performance for every five bad ones, either way.