In case you missed the game, below are the highlights from Tuesday’s Cavaliers-Spurs matchup. If you want to read about the game, click here to read my recap. An excerpt:
For the first 12 minutes of their game against the San Antonio Spurs, the Cleveland Cavaliers looked like a team capable of taking down one of the NBA’s elite teams. While both teams struggled from the floor in the early going, Cleveland was able to capitalize on their open looks. And after 12 minutes, the Cavaliers led the Spurs by 10 points.
But from then on, San Antonio played like the much superior team that it is. Coming into the night, the Spurs held the second best record in the Western Conference and were just one game behind the Oklahoma City Thunder for the top spot. In comparison, the Cavaliers came into the game as the tenth place team in the Eastern Conference and 3.5 games out of the eight spot and thus on the outside of the playoffs.
The large skill difference between these two teams showed on the court. Over the course of the final three quarters, the Spurs outscored the Cavaliers 109-78 on their way to a 122-101 victory that was shades of the first meeting between these teams.