Kyrie Irving had the chance to get the Cleveland Cavaliers their second win in as many games with a last second shot to put the game away. Irving drove the ball to the hole and how he got through the defenders is beyond me. Irving went up for a lay-up and the ball rolled around the rim and failed to go in. Irving missed his chance to seal the deal for the Cavaliers and the game went into to overtime tied at 84.
The Cleveland Cavaliers held tight with the Indiana Pacers tonight. Samuels fouled out and the Cavaliers could have certainly benefited with his services late in the 4 period. The Cavaliers defense held up pretty well in regulation. Then the overtime period started and the Cavs forgot how they got there, the defense was fading. With a minute and 29 seconds left the Cavaliers were down by six 93-87. Both team were shooting below 40 percent tonight in Indianapolis. When the Cavaliers beat Detroit the Cavs shot 57 percent.
The Cleveland offense also started to sputter with a minute to go and they couldn’t get the ball through the basket. Kyrie Irving would go to the foul line with 49.5 seconds left and hit for two making it 93-89 Indiana. The Cavaliers defense would continue to falter, The Cavs couldn’t get a rebound defensively either. Indians controlled the overtime period 19.7 seconds left and the Pacers were still up 93-89.
All the cavaliers could do was to foul Granger sending an 84% shooter to line, he made them both and the Cavaliers were running out of time. Down with 18.5 seconds left in overtime the Cavaliers needed two threes to win. Parker attempted a three that hit the rim and missed. It just didn’t look like it was going to be a Cavaliers night. The Cavs led the entire first half tonight. Indiana came out in the second half and played tougher.
The Cavaliers would lose in overtime to the Indiana Pacers 98-91. Kyrie Irving had 20 points in the game. The Cavaliers as a team just didn’t shoot very well tonight.
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