Cleveland, Ohio-Cleveland Cavaliers head coach JB Bickerstaff uses the term flexibility to describe the team’s six-game road trip. They showed it again on Saturday. This alone is not enough.
The unmanned Cavaliers missed seven players for the second consecutive game, ended a tiring 10-day journey with a 10-90 failure rate, and lost to the Milwaukee Bucks 100-90. The Cavaliers are 2-4 on the longest road trip this season, which is a respectable result considering the obstacles they encountered throughout the process.
On Saturday night, all Bickerstaff wanted was an opportunity in the fourth quarter. He asked his team to make it into an intermittent, physical and ugly game. The Cavaliers won̵
The first half dropped by 19 points, and the Cavaliers sprinted 21-2 and tied the game. But the Bucks ended the half game with a score of 10-0, leading into the locker room.
The Cavaliers keep moving forward. They made the Bucks uncomfortable, uncomfortable all night, uncomfortable the whole game, they suffered a terrible fall the night before and were dealing with back spasms. MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo made them feel uncomfortable. Comfortable. 3 point range. They forced 16 turnovers. Nevertheless, they still cannot overcome the difficulties. Their only leader entered the game for two minutes.
Bickerstaff said: “They gave us everything tonight.” “The players are required to fight long punches, bear a heavy burden, they scrap and participate in the game. We just can’t make enough points. I think our defense is very good. Solid, but tonight we are just trying to create some ideas and find some simple ways.”
Andre Drummond scored 26 points and 24 rebounds in 41 minutes. This is his tenth consecutive double-doubles to enter the season.
“I think it’s a matter of him becoming a troop sponsor. When he was a troop sponsor, no one in the league could defend him.” Bickerstaff said of Drummond. “I think we met with Memphis tonight. When he decided to put his chin down and play with that force, he was unprepared. It made his game easier and he should get to the free throw line more. I think there are some opportunities tonight, one or more, or at least some whistles that he didn’t get. But if he keeps going, he will get those calls and even more into the free throw line.”
Damyean Dotson once again lost control at the point guard, his ankle still scored 21 points and 8 assists, still less than 100%. Larry Nance Jr. scored 17 points. He also increased his total steals four times.
Milwaukee was led by Khris Middleton, who rebounded from a slow start to a team-high 27 points. Bobby Portis started from Antetokounmpo’s usual position and had 17 points, 11 rebounds, 4 steals and 3 assists.
On the road trip, the Cavaliers played against Atlanta and Memphis and showed off their makeup. They dealt with injuries, used an unconventional lineup, and demanded more than others. Due to a left ankle injury, Collin Sexton (Collin Sexton) did not participate in the second game in a row. The Cavaliers are left with two healthy guards, neither of whom are natural organizers.
Considering everything they encountered outside of Cleveland, the Cavaliers have many internal excuses. But never used them. They can get on the plane, raise their heads, raise their chests, and return home.
The Cavaliers are quickly becoming the team Bickerstaff envisioned earlier this season.
Bickerstaff said: “To be honest, I really feel good about this team.” “What we said is the most important thing to us, and our guys continue to show it. They are competitive and they are selfless. , They are together. We encountered something insurmountable. We put ourselves in place. Obviously, we have to make some huge adjustments to the game plan, gameplay and these types of things in real time. Guys bought everything Things. So we continue to play in this way, we become healthy, and we become harder every night.”
Drummond became the first knight to record 20-20 since Anderson Varejao in 2012.
Second chance point
The Bucks entered the game and ranked sixth in second-chance points. They showed why they should use their length, athletic ability and activity to grab 11 offensive rebounds and score 16 points.
The Cavaliers will return home for the first time in the new year, hosting the Memphis Grizzlies on Monday night.The supply is scheduled for 7 pm
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