The Cleveland Cavaliers finally ended their 11-game losing streak with a win over the Boston Celtics.
It’s over, it’s finally over. The Cleveland Cavaliers finally ended their losing streak with a 102-94 win over the visiting Boston Celtics. Cleveland’s losing streak was up to 11 after a loss to the Indiana Pacers Monday. While there are still some issues that exist with the team, the Cavaliers were not completely ready to mail in the final few games of the season.
It was a surprising 30-point performance from Kevin Love which led the Cavaliers scoring effort. This was the first time that Love scored 30 points in a game this season and only the second time eclipsing 20 points. Love made 6 of 9 three-pointers and went 10-16 overall while adding four points at the free throw line. The 14 rebounds grabbed by Love in the contest was also a season-high.
Collin Sexton was Cleveland’s second-highest scorer with 28 points. As per usual, Sexton did a fair amount of damage at the free throw line, making 13 of 16 shots at the charity stripe. Young Bull went 7-15 from the field and finished with eight assists for the second straight game. The absence of Darius Garland without a doubt played a factor in Sexton’s increased assist numbers over the last month.
It was the fourth consecutive game with 10 or more points for rookie Isaac Okoro. Okoro made 6 of 14 shots and all three free throw attempts while adding six rebounds and six assists to his final line. It is encouraging to see Okoro’s offense becoming more of a factor lately and it shows some promise in that area for the Cavaliers moving forward.