Cleveland, Ohio-The Cleveland Cavaliers’ hype on the court was famous and saved Kevin Love.
When Love’s name was announced in the starting lineup, the number of fans in the Rockets mortgage stadium surged-excited about his return and frustrated by the injury-ridden season. Afterwards, Love led the pre-match chat, disbanded the team, and received a naughty hug from starting line guard Darius Garland, who excitedly talked about Lo Husband’s return in the early morning.
Love is back again. His fifth game of the season. This is his first time at home since December 27th-one night, he grabbed his right calf and faltered on the court towards an uncertain future. Even Love̵
The Cavaliers’ $120 million player was eliminated in 33 consecutive games at the beginning of the season. After the All-Star break, he finally returned in March. But that comeback was short, only played two games, but then increased the calf injury, and then missed eight games. Love tries to make up for the lost time as early as possible. He helped the Cavaliers get off to a quick start, occupying 13 of the team’s first 15 points, including a three-pointer and a corner throw. But love disappeared. Then the team follows.
“They overwhelmed us in the second half. They shot, they didn’t suit us,” Cavaliers coach JB Bickerstaff said after the loss. “We didn’t have the kind of gas, the kind of fuel that we had in the first half of the year, and they used it.”
As usual, it started in the third quarter-the Achilles heel of Cleveland throughout the season. Philadelphia trailed only 2 points at halftime and led Cleveland 27-17 in the third quarter. The Sixers again did not have Joel Embiid to participate in the game, one point in the second half extended the lead to 26 points, and then won their first victory in the last three games. They beat the Cavaliers 56-38 in the second half. Cleveland made 12 mistakes in the last two quarters after making only six mistakes in the first half.
In the first quarter, Love scored 13 points on 4 of 10 shots, including 3 of 6 three-pointers, 4 rebounds and 3 assists in 20 minutes.
“Kevin is not only himself, but a very good player, and he makes his teammates better, they are not even used to playing with him,” Bickerstaff explained. “The more comfortable they are with him, I think he will live better and we will become a whole. But his versatility, his ability inside and outside and his ability to handle the ball make everyone better.
Collin Sexton led the way offensively, with 24 points, three assists and three rebounds. Dean Wade played alongside Love, scoring 16 points and 8 rebounds. The newly acquired Isaiah Hartenstein (Isaiah Hartenstein) made his second appearance since Denver entered the playoffs, adding 12 points and 7 rebounds from the bench.
Philadelphia’s Shake Milton scored a game-high 27 points, resulting in an explosive attack that brought five players to double-digit scoring. Seth Curry scored the highest score, scoring 19 points, scoring five three-game winning streaks, and grabbing the Nets. Dwight Howard (Dwight Howard) rushed to the basket with difficulty, scoring 18 points off the bench. Tobias Harris finished with 12 points. Danny Green only had 11 points.
The Cavaliers hope that Love’s return, coupled with Matthew Dellavedova’s debut this season, will provide this young team with sporadic absence of veteran support throughout the year, forcing Piccolo Bickerstaff used his 23rd group to shuffle the cards on Thursday night. But the tried-and-tested pair of champions in Cleveland can only provide so much support.
Throughout the season, the Cavaliers felt the shock without love. It played a role in their 17-31 record. They received reminders about how he can help stretch his lower limbs-if he can stay healthy.
When Love was on the court on Thursday night, the Cavaliers were very competitive, scoring only 2 points in those 20 minutes.
The other 28 minutes is the problem.
Debut of the season
Due to severe concussion and appendectomy, Dravidova did not play all season. He signed in for the first time in nearly 13 months at nearly 3:55 in the first quarter. Dellavedova also received warm applause. In his first operation since March 10, 2020, he helped stabilize the second unit, organized the team’s offense, and helped lead a team-oriented approach to passing the ball first. As usual, the fan favorite Dellavedova brought energy, dived on the floor, scattered the ball and fights with several opponents in the game.
Despite his failure to score, Dravidova contributed 5 assists in 16 minutes.
Back to spin
After two consecutive DNPs, Cedi Osman was called off the bench midway through the first quarter. After returning to Bickerstaff’s good demeanor, Osman scored 6 points.
The Cavaliers will play a three-game road trip against the Miami Heat on Saturday night.Replenishment is set at 8 p.m.
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