Monthly Archives: February 2017

Milwaukee Bucks Drop To The Cleveland Cavaliers 102-95

The Cleveland Cavaliers at home beat the Milwaukee Bucks 102-95. The Cavaliers improve to 41-17 and the Bucks fall to 26-32 on the season. Kyrie Irving led all scorers with 25 points on 10 of 20 from the field including four rebounds, nine assists, and two steals. LeBron James put in 24 points on 8 of 12 from the field, grabbed 10 rebounds, and dished out six assists. Richard Jefferson pitched in 11 points on 3 of 6 from the floor, and plucked six rebounds.

Tristan Thompson notched eight points on 2 of 4 from the field, and picked up eight rebounds. Derrick Williams added 14 points on 5 of 7 from the field, and snatched seven rebounds off the pine. Kyle Korver contributed 13 points on 5 of 11 from the floor, and made three triples off the bench. The Cavaliers shot 50 percent from the field, and shot 37 percent on 10 of 27 from three-point range. The Cavaliers out-rebounded the Bucks 45 to 33. The Cavaliers played sloppy with 16 turnovers, but they played better defense and they held the Bucks to score only a total of 95 points.

The Cavaliers were down by seven points in the second half, but they responded well and ended up winning the game by seven points. Meanwhile, Kevin Love is out after having knee surgery, and J.R. Smith is still out with a thumb injury. The Cavaliers get back on track after losing their last game with LeBron sitting out. The Cavaliers will take on the Boston Celtics on the road on Wednesday.

Cavaliers head coach Tyronn Lue said about LeBron, “He brings so much to our team, he’s just a winner. Anybody who goes to the Finals six straight times is a winner. He just makes everybody better, myself included. … That’s who he is. We needed his juice tonight.”

For the Bucks, Malcom Brogdon led the way off the bench with 20 points on 8 of 15 from the field, gave out five assists, and drained three from beyond the arc. Michael Beasley scored 11 points on 4 of 7 from the field in nine minutes played. Meanwhile, Beasley left the game in the first half with a knee injury and did not return. Greg Monroe managed 13 points on 5 of 7 from the floor, and handed out four assists off the pine. Giannis Antetokounmpo finished with nine points on merely 4 of 13 from the field to go along with seven rebounds, and eight assists.

Tony Snell dumped in eight points on 2 of 6 from the field. Rookie Thon Maker dropped in six points on 2 of 4 from the floor in nine minutes. John Henson tossed in 10 points on 5 of 9 from the field, and snagged five rebounds off the bench. Jason Terry poured in eight points on 3 of 5 from the floor off the pine. The Bucks shot 44.6 percent from the field, and shot 37.9 percent on 11 of 29 behind the three-point line.

The Bucks were shorthanded and competed well on the road, but they fell short of winning this game. Meanwhile, Khris Middletown did not play because of rest purposes, and Jabari Parker was out after having season ending ACL surgery. The Bucks are still currently only 1.5 back from the 8th seed in the Eastern Conference.

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Cleveland Cavaliers Charge Past New York Knicks 119-104

The Cleveland Cavaliers at home demolished the New York Knicks 119-104. Cavaliers improve to 40-16 and the Knicks fall to 23-35 on the season. Kyrie Irving led the way for the Cavaliers with 23 points on 9 of 16 from the field, and dished out six assists. LeBron James posted a triple-double with 18 points on 7 of 11 from the field to go along with 13 rebounds, 15 assists, and blocked three shots. James had one tremendous chase down block on Courtney Lee in the second half. Tristan Thompson chipped in a double-double with 10 points on 5 of 7 from the floor, grabbed 14 rebounds, and blocked four shots.

Channing Frye dropped in 14 points on 5 of 14 from the field, plucked four rebounds, and blocked two shots. Kyle Korver added 20 points on 7 of 12 from the field, handed out three assists, and nailed six three-pointers off the bench. Richard Jefferson contributed 14 points on 5 of 6 from the floor off the pine. Derrick Williams logged 10 points on 4 of 8 from the field off the bench. The Cavaliers shot a solid 53 percent from the field, and shot 39.5 percent on 15 of 38 behind the three-point line.

The Cavaliers out-scored the Knicks in the paint 42 to 28. The Cavaliers had a 69-51 at halftime. The Knicks did comeback and cut it to an eight point lead in the second half, but the Cavaliers did close out the game well. The Cavaliers have now won eight of their last nine games. Meanwhile, Kevin Love is out while recovering from knee surgery, and J.R. Smith it still out with a thumb injury. The Cavaliers have played well of late despite injuries. The Cavaliers will host the Chicago Bulls tomorrow night.

“The rest paid dividends for us,” James said. “A couple of possessions guys got a little tired because we hadn’t played in a week, but it was a good start for us after the break.”

For the Knicks, Courtney Lee had a game high 25 points on 10 of 15 from the field including six rebounds, five assists, and hit three from downtown. Carmelo Anthony put in 20 points on merely 9 of 25 from the floor, picked up five rebounds, and dished out five assists. Willy Hernangomez recorded a double-double with 11 points on 4 of 9 from the field, snatched 10 rebounds, gave out four assists, and blocked two shots. Derrick Rose scored 13 points on 6 of 14 from the field, and handed out four assists. Kristaps Porzingis tallied eight points on 4 of 10 from the floor, and gathered five rebounds. 

Meanwhile, Porzingis left the game in the first half after spraining his ankle and did not return to the game. Lance Thomas managed nine points on 3 of 7 from the field, and caught five rebounds off the bench. Brandon Jennings concluded with seven points on just 2 of 9 from the field, and gave out three assists off the pine. Kyle O’Quinn registered four points, and snagged 10 rebounds off the bench. The Knicks shot 42 percent from the field, and shot 30.8 percent on 8 of 26 from three-point range.

The Knicks never led in the second half, and they ended up getting blown out on the road against the Cavaliers. The Cavaliers were on fire, and the Knicks just could not get stops. It is going to be hard for the Knicks to make the playoffs after losing this game. Meanwhile, Joakim Noah did not play with a hamstring injury.

Cleveland Cavaliers Thump Indiana Pacers 113-104

The Cleveland Cavaliers at home top the Indiana Pacers 113-104. Cavaliers improve to 39-16, and Pacers fall to 29-27 on the season. LeBron James led all scorers with 21 points on 12 of 17 from the field to go along with five rebounds, four assists, and made four three-pointers. Kyrie Irving put in 26 points on 7 of 17 from the field, dished out seven assists, stripped away two steals, and buried three triples. Tristan Thompson posted a double-double with 12 points on 6 of 11 from the floor, and grabbed 12 rebounds.

Kyle Korver added 22 points on 8 of 12 from the field, plucked five rebounds, stripped away two steals, and drained six three-pointers off the bench. Derrick Williams contributed seven points on merely 2 of 7 from the floor, and snatched five rebounds off the pine. Iman Shumpert scored six points on 2 of 5 from the field. The Cavaliers shot 47.6 percent from the field, and shot 46.2 percent on 18 of 39 behind the three-point line. The Cavaliers executed well on offense and they were on fire from beyond the arc.

The Cavaliers have now won seven of their last eight games, and they have played very well despite having injuries. Two of the Cavaliers starters, Kevin Love is out after having knee surgery, and J.R. Smith is still out with a thumb injury. The Cavaliers also finish strong before the all-star break. The Cavaliers will take on the New York Knicks at Quicken Loans Arena tomorrow night.

Cavaliers head coach Tyronn Lue said, “Any time you lose two starters, it’s going to make it tough but we have a no-excuse mentality and guys are stepping up and guys are playing well, and we got to continue to keep doing that until J.R. and Kevin get back.”

For the Pacers, Glenn Robinson III led the way with 19 points on 7 of 10 from the field, picked up six rebounds, and sunk three from deep. Jeff Teague recorded a double-double with 15 points on 5 of 14 from the floor, collected four rebounds, and gave out 11 assists. Myles Turner finished with 15 points on 7 of 12 from the field, and pulled down seven rebounds. Paul George had an off shooting night with 13 points on merely 4 of 19 from the floor. C.J. Miles compiled eight points on 2 of 3 from the field off the bench.

Al Jefferson tossed in six points on 3 of 7 from the field including six rebounds, and four assists off the bench. The Pacers shot a respectable 46.5 percent from the field, and shot 50 percent on 12 of 24 from three-point distance. The Pacers shot the ball well, but they did not play good enough on defense to win this game. The Pacers have now lost five games in a row after this loss. The Pacers were losing by as many as 17 points in the second half. Meanwhile, Thaddeus Young did not play with a wrist injury.

 

Cleveland Cavaliers Hold On To Beat The Minnesota Timberwolves 116-108

The Cleveland Cavaliers on the road top the Minnesota Timberwolves 116-108. Cavaliers improve to 38-16 and Timberwolves fall to 21-35 on the season. LeBron James recorded a double-double with 25 points on 10 of 14 from the field, grabbed eight rebounds, and dished out 14 assists. Kyrie Irving put in 25 points on merely 10 of 25 from the floor, and handed out seven assists. Channing Frye put up a double-double with 21 points on 7 of 15 from the field, plucked 10 rebounds, and blocked two shots.

Tristan Thompson racked up 14 points on 6 of 7 from the floor, and pulled down 11 rebounds. Derrick Williams added 13 points on 5 of 7 from the field, and snatched six rebounds off the bench. Kyle Korver dropped in six points on 2 of 5 from the field off the pine. The Cavaliers shot 51.2 percent from the field, and shot 33.3 percent on 13 of 39 from three-point range. The Cavaliers moved the ball very well, and executed well offensively. Iman Shumpert scored nine points on 3 of 9 from the field, and hit three from downtown.

The Cavaliers were up 107-104 with less than five minutes remaining in the game. They closed out the game well, and ended up winning the game by eight points. Meanwhile, Kevin Love did not play this game after having knee surgery. All though Love was out for this game, other guys stepped up well for the Cavaliers. The Cavaliers have now won seven of their last eight games.

“The one thing that we can always rely on is the fact that we’ve played without Kev before,” James said. “We’ve had to do that in the playoffs. As much as you don’t like to play without some of your big guns, sometimes if it happens then you’re just ready for it.”

For the Timberwolves, Andrew Wiggins had a game-high 41 points on 16 of 29 from the field, and made four three pointers. Wiggins went off against the team who drafted him in the 2014 draft. Karl-Anthony Towns poured in 26 points on 11 of 19 from the field, to go along with eight rebounds and four assists. Gorgui Dieng posted a double-double with 12 points on 4 of 9 from the floor, and collected 10 rebounds. Shabazz Muhammad contributed seven points on 2 of 5 from the field off the bench. Nemanja Bjelica tossed in six points on 2 of 4 from the floor, and gathered five rebounds off the pine.

Ricky Rubio pitched in five points on just 2 of 8 from the field, including eight rebounds, 16 assists, and stripped away two steals. Meanwhile, Lance Stephenson left the game after spraining his ankle, and did not return. The Timberwolves shot 48.8 percent from the field, and shot 39 percent on 9 of 23 from three-point distance. The Timberwolves made this game competitive, but they were not able to pull off the win. The Timberwolves did not play good enough on defense and they allowed the Cavaliers to score a total of 116 points. The Timberwolves may struggle without Zach Lavine who is out for the rest of the season with a torn ACL.

Cleveland Cavaliers Roll Past Denver Nuggets 125-109

The Cleveland Cavaliers at home thump the Denver Nuggets 125-109. Cavaliers improve to 37-16 and Nuggets fall to 24-30 on the season. LeBron James put up a double-double with 27 points on 11 of 16 from the field including 12 assists, five rebounds, and two steals. Kyrie Irving put in 27 points on 10 of 24 from the field, grabbed four rebounds, dished out five assists, and knocked down five three-pointers. Kevin Love dropped in 16 points on 5 of 11 from the floor, pulled down nine rebounds, and gave out five assists.

Tristan Thompson posted a double-double with 13 points on 5 of 9 from the field, and plucked 13 rebounds. Kyle Korver added 14 points on 6 of 9 from the floor off the pine. DeAndre Liggins tossed in nine points on 3 of 4 from the field to go along with five rebounds, five assists, and three steals. Channing Frye managed eight points on 3 of 4 from the field in 11 minutes off the bench. Newly Acquired Derrick Williams contributed seven points on 3 of 4 from the floor off the pine.

The Cavaliers shot an outstanding 54.8 percent from the field, and shot 50 percent on 15 of 30 from three-point range. The Cavaliers moved the ball very well, and they have been in a great rhythm offensively. The Cavaliers did not get off to a good start as they were down by five points at the end of the first quarter. They did finish off the first half strong and were leading 59-55 at halftime.

The Cavaliers ended up blowing out the Nuggets and they were up by as many as 21 points in the second half. Meanwhile, Iman Shumpert did not play due to an ankle injury. The Cavaliers will head to Minnesota and play against the Minnesota Timberwolves on Tuesday.

One possession James made a shot when he was actually trying to pass the ball to Tristan Thompson.

“I wasn’t even looking at the rim,” James said. “He had a small underneath him and I was just trying to lob it up to him. Sometimes you get lucky.”

For the Nuggets, Nikola Jokic led the way with 27 points on 9 of 18 from the field, gathered 13 rebounds, handed out four assists, and blocked two shots. Gary Harris scored 16 points on 6 of 11 from the floor, and drained three from deep. Wilson Chandler logged 16 points on 6 of 15 from the field, and snatched six rebounds. Jameer Nelson concluded with 12 points on 5 of 12 from the field, picked up eight rebounds, gave out eight assists, and stripped away two steals. Rookie Jamal Murray compiled 16 points on 5 of 11 from the floor, and made three triples off the pine.

Will Barton tallied 12 points on merely 3 of 11 from the field, and dished out four assists off the bench. The Nuggets shot just 40 percent from the field, and shot 32.4 percent on 12 of 37 from three-point distance. The Nuggets kept the game close in the first half, but they fell apart in the second half. The Cavaliers were just on fire and they could not get stops on defense. Meanwhile, Kenneth Faried was out with a sprained right ankle, Danilo Gallinari was out with a strained left groin injury, and Emmanuel Mudiay did not play with a back injury.

Cleveland Cavaliers Dominate Indiana Pacers 132-117

The Cleveland Cavaliers on the road defeat the Indiana Pacers 132-117. Cavaliers improve to 36-15 and Pacers fall to 29-23 on the season. Kyrie Irving put in 29 points on 12 of 22 from the field, dished out seven assists, and stripped away two steals. LeBron James poured in 25 points on 9 of 16 from the field, grabbed six rebounds, and gave out nine assists. Kyle Korver had a huge spark off the bench with 29 points on 10 of 12 from the floor, gathered five rebounds, and made eight three-pointers. This was the best game Korver played as a Cleveland Cavalier.

Kevin Love posted a double-double with 14 points on merely 3 of 11 from the field, and pulled down 10 rebounds. DeAndre Liggins tossed in eight points on 3 of 4 from the field, and stripped away three steals in 16 minutes played. Tristan Thompson pitched in six points on a perfect 3 of 3 from the floor, and plucked 10 rebounds. Richard Jefferson added seven points off the bench. Jordan McRae managed six points on 2 of 4 from the field off the pine.

The Cavaliers shot an incredible 54.8 percent from the field, and shot 44.4 percent on 16 of 36 from three-point range. The Cavaliers were moving the ball very well, and executed well offensively. The Cavaliers were down 63-57 at halftime, but they out-scored the Pacers 40 to 18 in the third quarter alone. The Cavaliers win another big game on the road and have now won their last three games on the road. The Cavaliers have now won six of their last seven games. Meanwhile, Iman Shumpert missed this game with an ankle injury.

“I’ve been waiting for a game like this, where you get hot and you get some good corner looks,” Korver said. “I feel like I should have been shooting it better the last couple of weeks.”

For the Pacers, C.J. Miles finished with 23 points on 7 of 11 from the field, collected four rebounds, and knocked down six three-pointers. Jeff Teague recorded a double-double with 22 points on 7 of 14 from the floor, including five rebounds, 14 assists, two steals, and buried three triples. Paul George scored 22 points on 9 of 19 from the field, snagged eight rebounds, handed out six assists, and stripped away two steals. Myles Turner put up 16 points on 4 of 10 from the field, and caught seven rebounds. Monta Ellis contributed 13 points on 5 of 7 from the floor, and dished out three assists off the bench.

Al Jefferson notched five points on a perfect 2 of 2 from the field in three minutes off the pine. LaVoy Allen dumped in six points on 3 of 6 from the floor, and nabbed five rebounds. The Pacers shot 50 percent from the field, and shot 52 percent on 13 of 25 from three-point territory. The Pacers just could not get stops on defense. They allowed the Cavaliers to score a total of 132 points which is just way too many points to give up.

The Pacers were playing well and were leading by six at halftime, but they came out in the second half with no energy and they ended up getting blown out by 15 points. The Pacers did start to come back and were only down 114-107 with less than five minutes left in the fourth quarter, but then the Cavaliers went on a 15-3 run. Meanwhile, Thaddeus Young did not play in this game with a wrist injury.

 

Cleveland Cavaliers End Washington Wizards 17 Game Home Win Streak With A 140-135 Win In Overtime

The Cleveland Cavaliers win a close game on the road against the Washington Wizards in overtime 140-135. Cavaliers improve to 35-15 and Wizards fall to 30-21 on the season. Kevin Love led the way for the Cavaliers with 39 points on 11 of 17 from the field including 12 rebounds, three assists, three steals, and nailed six three-pointers. LeBron James chipped in a double-double with 32 points on 12 of 18 from the floor, collected seven rebounds, dished out a career high 17 assists, and blocked two shots. James made a big three-pointer off the backboard to tie the game at 120 with .3 seconds remaining in regulation.

James fouled out with four minutes left in overtime, but the Cavaliers still won in overtime regardless. Tristan Thompson recorded a double-double with 22 points on 10 of 13 from the field, and pulled down 12 rebounds. Kyrie Irving put in 23 points on merely 8 of 24 from the floor, and gave out five assists. Irving took over the game and scored 11 of his points in overtime. Kyle Korver added 13 points on 4 of 9 from the floor, and made four three-pointers off the bench.

Richard Jefferson contributed six points on 2 of 4 from the field, and picked up three rebounds off the pine. The Cavaliers were on fire in this game. They shot 53.3 percent from the field, and shot 50 percent on 19 of 38 from three-point range. The Cavaliers played sloppy with 20 turnovers, but they shot the ball very well and scored a total of 120 points in regulation. The Cavaliers did move the ball very well, and made shots when they needed to.

This was a big win for the Cavaliers on the road against a team in the Washington Wizards who had won 17 straight home games coming into this game. This game turned out to be a great game to see, and both teams kept answering and making big shots. Meanwhile, Iman Shumpert left the game with an ankle injury and did not return. The Cavaliers will play on the road again on Wednesday against the Indiana Pacers.

For the Wizards, Bradley Beal led all scorers with 41 points on 16 of 28 from the field to go along with five rebounds, eight assists, and drained six three-pointers. Beal hit a big three-point shot with 43 seconds remaining in regulation to tie the game 116-116. Otto Porter Jr. concluded with 25 points on 8 of 11 from the field, plucked six rebounds, and hit five three-pointers. Marcin Gortat managed 16 points on 6 of 13 from the floor, snatched eight rebounds, and blocked three shots. Markieff Morris totaled 15 points on 6 of 12 from the field, and gathered six rebounds.

Kelly Oubre Jr. supplied 11 points on 4 of 10 from the field, snagged seven rebounds, and stripped away four steals. The Wizards shot 50.5 percent from the field, and shot 41.4 percent on 12 of 29 from three-point distance. The Wizards had a great chance to win this game, but they just did not get enough stops on defense. This would have been a big win for the Wizards against the defending champions in the Cleveland Cavaliers.

“LeBron made a heck of a shot,” Wizards guard John Wall said, “that you probably make one in a million times.”

Cleveland Cavaliers Down New York Knicks 111-104

The Cleveland Cavaliers on the road hold off the New York Knicks 111-104. Cavaliers improve to 34-15 and the Knicks fall to 22-30 on the season. LeBron James had a game-high 32 points on 12 of 20 from the field to go along with five rebounds, 10 assists, and drained four three-pointers. Kevin Love posted a double-double with 23 points on 7 of 16 from the floor, grabbed 16 rebounds, and buried four three-pointers. Love hit a big three-pointer with 44 seconds remaining in the game to give the Cavaliers a 109-101 lead.

Tristan Thompson finished with 12 points on 6 of 8 from the field, and plucked five rebounds. Channing Frye added 14 points on 5 of 9 from the field, and knocked down four three-pointers off the bench. Kyle Korver scored 11 points on merely 3 of 9 from the floor, and pulled down four rebounds. The Cavaliers shot a remarkable 49 percent from the field, and shot 40 percent on 16 of 40 from three-point range. The Cavaliers played sloppy with 15 turnovers, but they did shot the ball well from the field. The Cavaliers have now won four of their last five games.

The Cavaliers were up 64-45 at halftime and were up by as many as 27 points in the game. The Knicks came back and cut the lead to only eight points later in the second half. The Cavaliers started turning the ball over too much, and they weren’t getting stops on defense which was how they let the Knicks get back in the game. The Cavaliers just have to play more consistent for 48 minutes and if they do they will never blow a big lead. Meanwhile, Kyrie Irving did not play with a quad injury. The Cavaliers will face off against the Washington Wizards on the road tomorrow.

For the Knicks, Brandon Jennings led the way with 23 points on 8 of 13 from the field, dished out 10 assists, collected five rebounds, stripped away two steals, and knocked down six three-pointers. Courtney Lee scored 17 points on 7 of 11 from the floor, and snatched four rebounds. Carmelo Anthony dropped in 17 points on a horrid 6 of 20 from the field including six rebounds and two steals. Kristaps Porzingis accrued nine points on 3 of 10 from the floor, pulled down eight rebounds, and blocked three shots. Willy Hernangomez contributed 16 points on 7 of 10 from the field, gathered five rebounds, gave out five assists, and blocked two shots off the pine.

Kyle O’Quinn managed seven points on 3 of 6 from the field, and snagged four rebounds off the bench. Mindaugas Kuzminskas notched eight points on 2 of 6 from the floor, and nabbed six rebounds off the pine. The Knicks shot a respectable 45.3 percent from the field, and shot 38.7 percent on 12 of 31 from outside the arc. The Knicks did shoot only 50 percent on 14 of 28 from the foul line. The Knicks did not give up and did come back in the game later in the second half, but they ended up losing by seven points. Meanwhile, Derrick Rose was out with an ankle injury.

Brandon Jennings said, “When we tried to make our run, it was a little too late.”

Cleveland Cavaliers Storm Past Minnesota Timberwolves 125-97

The Cleveland Cavaliers at home destroyed the Minnesota Timberwolves 125-97. Cavaliers improve to 33-15 and Timberwolves fall to 19-30 on the season. LeBron James led all scorers with 27 points on 11 of 14 from the field including eight rebounds, 12 assists, and stripped away two steals. Tristan Thompson recorded a double-double with 18 points on 7 of 11 from the field, grabbed 14 rebounds, and blocked two shots. Kyrie Irving put up a double-double with 14 points on merely 5 of 18 from the floor, and had a season high 14 assists.

Channing Frye dropped in 18 points on 7 of 13 from the field, picked up four rebounds, and blocked two shots. Kyle Korver had a huge spark off the bench with 20 points on 8 of 11 from the floor, and made four three-pointers. Iman Shumpert put in nine points on just 3 of 9 from the field, to go along with seven rebounds, two steals, and blocked two shots. Rookie Kay Felder contributed nine points on 3 of 5 from the field, and dished out three assists off the bench. The Cavaliers shot a solid 54 percent from the field, and shot 40.5 percent on 15 of 37 from three-point range.

The Cavaliers moved the ball well and executed well on offense. They had a season high 37 assists. The Cavaliers were up 63-60 at halftime, and they out-scored the Timberwolves 62-37 in the second half. The Cavaliers played with purpose, and they really stepped up on defense in the second half.

The Cavaliers out-rebounded the Timberwolves 48 to 38. The Cavaliers are a much tougher team to beat when they get stops and play better on defense. Meanwhile, Kevin Love did not play with a back spasms injury, and J.R. Smith is still recovering from thumb surgery. The Cavaliers will head to New York to play against the New York Knicks tomorrow.

Kyle Korver said about LeBron James, “He’s an incredible passer and he sees the court so well, I feel like I’ve missed a bunch of those shots.”

For the Timberwolves, Karl-Anthony Towns led the way with 26 points on 11 of 19 from the field, plucked 12 rebounds, dished out four assists, and blocked two shots. Andrew Wiggins scored 23 points on 9 of 17 from the floor. Ricky Rubio posted a double-double with 14 points on 5 of 11 from the field, and gave out 13 assists. Zach Lavine had a poor shooting night as he scored eight points and shot 4 of 18 from the field. Shabazz Muhammad managed 16 points on 7 of 16 from the floor, and collected six rebounds off the pine.

Nemanja Bjelica pitched in eight points on 4 of 7 from the field, plucked four rebounds, and stripped away three steals off the bench. The Timberwolves shot 43.6 percent from the field, and shot 33.3 percent on 7 of 21 from three-point distance. The Timberwolves just could not get stops and they gave up 125 points on defense which is just giving up way too many points for the Timberwolves to have a chance to win the game. The Timberwolves just fell apart in the second half, and the Cavaliers ended up blowing them out. The Timberwolves kept the game close in the first half, but it totally changed in the second half.