The Cleveland Cavaliers misplaced Recreation 3 of their collection towards the New York Knicks in a horrible trend.
After dominating their rivals within the second recreation of the collection, they couldn’t replicate that success.
The 99-79 defeat meant that the Cavaliers are the primary crew to attain lower than 80 factors within the 2022-23 NBA season.
It didn’t even occur within the common season, which makes this worse.
The fewest factors scored by any crew within the NBA this season 😳 pic.twitter.com/9mzaSTBY78
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) April 22, 2023
Earlier than this recreation, the Portland Path Blazers had scored precisely 80 factors towards the Sacramento Kings in March.
Different notable (or notorious) video games embody the Detroit Pistons’ 81 factors initially of April.
The Cavs scored 81 in December, and 4 different groups scored 82 factors in a recreation this marketing campaign.
The Cavs are hoping to win Recreation 4 of this collection and return residence 2-2.
Issues didn’t go effectively for them on Friday evening.
Mitchell Robinson performed half on this, defending the rim and making it exhausting on the Cavs.
Mitchell Robinson has some ideas on the Cavaliers getting rattled within the paint 🥶 pic.twitter.com/LACIETHDCv
— Knicks Movies (@sny_knicks) April 22, 2023
The Cavs must make changes to attain greater than 79 factors within the subsequent recreation.
After successful Recreation 1 of this collection, the Knicks stole home-court benefit, and Cleveland must win two in New York to get again in management.