The Cleveland Cavaliers extended their losing streak last night losing to the Washington Wizards by three points 101-98. Coach Byron Scott tried a new starting line-up with hopes of snapping the losses. The Cavaliers started Alonzo Gee and Ryan Hollins with hopes of bringing back a win. The Wizards were just a little better than Cleveland last night with the play of guys like Jordan Crawford and John Wall.
Once again the Cavaliers opened the game strong and seemed to fade out as time went on. The Cavaliers did that much of last season when the team suffered one of the longest losing streaks in NBA history dropping 26 in a row. Lets hope Byron Scott isn’t going to let that happen again anytime soon, once in a life time is bad enough.
Kyrie Irving returned to the lineup after sitting out of the Chicago game with the Flu Friday night, Irving scored 20. Antwan Jamison had a bug night returning to the Washington area to play the Wizards for the first time since coming to the Cavs in 2010, Jamison had 29 points.
The Cavaliers have got to find a way to toughen up the teams defense,especially in the second halves of these games. The Cleveland Cavaliers look somewhat unstoppable in the beginning of these games, the team is running out of gas in the second half. The Cavaliers are young guys they should be able to hang in there for the entire 48 mins. I know we only lost by three last night, it isn’t like we got blown out of the game. Still the Cleveland Cavaliers outscored the Wizards by 9 in the first quarter of play and watched as the Wizards turned things around and outscored the Cavs in each of the remaining three quarters.
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