The Cleveland Cavaliers could stop the Jazz from playing their inside game last night. Byron Scott’s team was just out muscled on the inside. The Cavaliers scored 105 points that wasn’t enough to take the lead in the reaming minutes of the game. The Jazz hit 59% of their shots from the floor, The Cavaliers would lose their second game in a row. It was the first time Cleveland dropped back to back games this season, a far cry from the 26 in a row the Cavs lost last year and this late season is really just under way with 9 games played so far.
Cavaliers rookies Irving and Thompson continue to impress. The rest of the Cavs need to pick up their level of play if the team is expecting to contend in the NBA this season. Coach Scott continued with his 5 in and 5 out rotation throughout last nights game. With the loss the Cavs drop to one game below .500 at 5-4 now. The team has to travel to Phoenix and will continue this strenuous west coast trip.
Before last nights game Scott was concerned with the play of Samuels and Casspi. With concerns about those two players Scott gave the Turkish big man Semih Erden more minutes last night. Erden didn’t really do much at all and finished with two points, a rebound and four fouls in 17 minutes.
The Cleveland Cavaliers just have to play more physical in the paint and have got to find a way to stay aggressive. The Cleveland defense gave up 113 points to the Jazz, you’re not going to win many games in the NBA giving up all those points.
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