The Cleveland Cavaliers started this season with hope as they acquired players such as Isaiah Thomas, Dwyane Wade and Derrick Rose during the offseason. But unfortunately, things would not go well for them so far. Yes, they handed former player Kyrie Irving and the Boston Celtics a loss in the season opener but since then, it’s been an up-and-down roller coaster, losing to teams such as the New York Knicks and the Brooklyn Nets.
“We got a lot of experience and we’re banking on that. Eventually, we’re going to figure this thing out,” says J.R. Smith, who is currently averaging five points per game, three rebounds per game, and two assists per game. With the schedule they have ahead of them, there is no telling when and if they are going to figure it out. Tonight, they would take on the 4-5 Milwaukee Bucks at the Quicken Loans Arena.
LeBron James played the most minutes for the home team as he exploded for thirty points, hitting one three-pointer in the second quarter and another one in the last quarter. He nearly notched his 76th triple-double of his career as he pulled down eight rebounds and dished off nine assists. Former Timberwolves’ forward Kevin Love had an impressive season-high thirty-two points to go along with his season-high sixteen rebounds. J.R. Smith took advantage of the starting role he was given as he chalked up a season-high twenty points.
Dwyane Wade was coming off a twenty-five-point game against the Hawks as he scored twenty points tonight as the Bucks’ defense. Iman Shumpert had six points and five rebounds in the nineteen minutes that he played for the Cavaliers. Tyronn Lue decided to keep Calderon, Frye, Osman, and Zizic out for this game.
Khris Middleton was the player who played the most minutes for the Milwaukee Bucks as he is coming off of a 16-point game against the Detroit Pistons. He had 20 points in tonight’s game to go along with a season-high eleven rebounds. He committed three steals while Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 40 points against LeBron James. Malcolm Brogdon ended up settling for a season-high 22 points, which included four impressive three-point shots. The Cleveland Cavaliers ended up avoiding a second straight loss as they fight and pull away with a 124 to 119 win over the Milwaukee Bucks. The next game for the Cavaliers will be a somewhat difficult one as they travel to Texas to take on James Harden and the Houston Rockets.