The Cleveland Cavaliers were unable to extend their win streak Saturday as they lost to the Milwaukee Bucks by a score of 100-90.
While they Cleveland Cavaliers were without several key players Saturday night they still had a chance since the Milwaukee Bucks were without their best player Giannis Antetokounmpo. The Cavs were able to rally at times, but a flat 1st quarter may have cost them the game as they were on the wrong side of a 100-90 final score.
Andre Drummond goes 20-20
Stop if you heard this before, Andre Drummond finished with a double-double. This is the 10th straight for the Cavaliers big man to begin the season. This double-double was just a little more special than the others as he scored 26 points and grabbed 24 rebounds. The last time a Cavaliers player had 20+ points and 20+ rebounds in the same game was Anderson Varejao on January 31, 2012. Drummond has been nothing short of spectacular this season and is a big reason why the Cavaliers been competitive this season despite all the adversity they have faced.
Dotson steps up in absence of SexLand
Cleveland was again without the services of their backcourt duo known as SexLand. Collin Sexton and Darius Garland did not play due to injuries, but they should be able to return sooner rather than later. This left the Cavaliers with Damyean Dotson as their only active guard. Dotson was Cleveland’s second-highest scorer with 21 points and also tallied 8 assists, 2 rebounds, 1 steal, and 1 block. It was not the most efficient shooting performance (8-17 FG, 2-7 3PT), but this was a situation where the only thing that mattered was points on the scoreboard. Dotson is definitely showing that he can be a contributor for this team.
Larry Nance Jr. impresses yet again
Last but not least, Larry Nance Jr. had another impressive performance as he was able to impact multiple areas of the game. Nance finished with 17 points, 4 steals, 3 rebounds, 2 assists, and 1 block. The Cavaliers lead the league in steals with 10.4 per game and Nance’s league leading 26 steals this season is a big reason why. Nance has been an all around impactful player this season and has taken the next step that many were waiting for.