After a not all that surprising loss to the Milwaukee Bucks on Friday, the Cleveland Cavaliers have a shot at redemption Saturday night.
When an individual or team ends up losing to another individual or team the first thought that crosses their mind is usually something along the lines of wanting another shot or redemption. Under normal circumstances the chance for redemption does not usually present itself this quickly in the NBA. Due to scheduling that is mindful of COVID-19, there are many built-in back-to-backs in the schedule. Saturday night the Cleveland Cavaliers have another shot at taking down the Milwaukee Bucks after their loss Friday night.
The Cavaliers have faced the Bucks twice so far this season and have lost both times. It was a 100-90 loss to Giannis-less Bucks team in January and a 123-105 loss Friday. The Cavalier were without Darius Garland and Collin Sexton in their first game and Larry Nance Jr. in their most recent matchup. None of the missing Cavs have the same impact as the Bucks missing Giannis, but the games could have been a little bit closer at full strength.
If the Cavaliers want a shot at ending their two-game losing streak everything is going to have to be perfect. Even then it may not be enough to take down a vastly superior Bucks squad. All it will take is Giannis going on a run and the game is pretty much over. While the Cavs have a shot at redemption, it doesn’t seem likely they will get the outcome they’re looking for.