The Cleveland Cavaliers played the Utah Jazz tonight and they lost. This makes the sixth loss in a row for the Cleveland Cavaliers, thus making the losing streak the longest of the season so far. Last year the Cleveland Cavaliers lost 26 in a row. The team certainly doesn’t need to revisit that again. The Cavaliers have seemed to have lost their spark.
Coach Byron Scott said someone in the locker room needs to be pissed off other than him. The Cavaliers played the second half of the fourth quarter with a sense of urgency, it was a little to late. Kyrie Irving could not hit a shot in the first half tonight, he made one foul shot and missed everything else. The Team lost Anderson Varejao to a broken wrist and since the air has slowly leaked out of the Cavaliers balloon.
The Cavs did it again tonight. They came out in the first quarter and made it look like it was going to be a game. At the end of one the Cavs only trailed by 2. The second quarter of play didn’t go the Cavaliers way at all. The Cavs fell behind being out scored by the Jazz by 13 points. The Cavaliers went into the locker room trailing the Jazz by 15, Utah 56 Cleveland 41.
The Cavaliers came out of locker room to start the second half and and scored 31 points in the third quarter. The problem is the Cavaliers defense did very little to stop the Jazz from scoring and at the end of three it was Utah still on top 85-72, Trailing by 13 the Cavaliers needed to toughen up the defense to stop the bleeding. They couldn’t.
The Jazz played the fourth quarter with the same kind of consistency scoring 24 more points. The Cavaliers lost the game making it their six loss in a row dropping their six game in a row tonight 109-100.
Kyrie Irving scored 22 for the cavaliers and Antwan Jamison dropped in another 22. For a while in the the fourth it looked as though the Cavaliers were going to break though with a win only to come up short.
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