Cleveland Cavaliers: 3 best moments to this point of the 2019-20 season

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Cleveland Cavaliers guard Collin Sexton dunks all over Chicago Bulls big man Wendell Carter Jr. (Photo by David Liam Kyle/NBAE via Getty Images) /

The Cleveland Cavaliers have had far from a stellar season, but it’s been a positive that young pieces have continued to play a significant minutes-share. Here, we’ll look back at their three best moments to this point of the 2019-20 campaign.

It’s uncertain at this juncture if the 2019-20 NBA season will eventually resume, at least to some capacity, regarding concerns involving the novel coronavirus. For now, though, in terms of reported updates involving when how individual workouts for the Cleveland Cavaliers and others are set to be conducted seemingly beginning next month and/or other accommodations, you can view those here.

Along with that, according to a report from Shams Charania of The Athletic and Stadium, the NBA is considering utilizing Walt Disney World Resort as essentially a bubble location to close out the season. This was also initially suggested by Yahoo! Sports’ Keith Smith (as was h/t Orlando Magic Daily’s Philip Rossman-Reich).

Granted, Sports Illustrated’s Chris Mannix on an appearance on 92.3 The Fan’s “Bull & Fox” on Tuesday said he essentially sees a “most likely” scenario as the league just going straight to postseason play if a resumption does happen.

Anyhow, it is again uncertain as to whether or not the current season does resume, but at this point, there’s been positives for Cleveland. That’s even with a 19-46 record at this time with the league on hiatus.

Here, we will look back on the three best moments to this point of the 2019-20 season for the Wine and Gold.

#3: Collin Sexton brings the house down

To me, what has come in at the third-best moment of the season to this point came way back at the beginning of the campaign. This was a game on October 30, which was a heck of a matchup between Cleveland and a divisional foe, in the then-visiting Chicago Bulls.

The meeting was a back-and-forth affair where both teams had balanced efforts, and the Cavs got a big lift from then-bench scoring extraordinaire Jordan Clarkson (who has since been traded to the Utah Jazz), who had 17 points and four assists, per ESPN.

Larry Nance Jr. had 12 points, five rebounds and two assists as well, and the Cavs got some clutch shooting from Cedi Osman, while Tristan Thompson and Kevin Love combined for 40 points.

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Love had a whopping 19 defensive rebounds in that one (20 boards in total), along with six assists, too, while Thompson had 10 boards (five offensive) and two dimes, and a career-high five blocks, which included a huge one down the stretch.

The Cavs ended up grinding this one out with a 117-111 victory, and I personally believe this is the most entertaining game of 2019-20 to this point, of which you can view more on here. What ultimately sealed Cleveland’s W here was this massive jam from Collin Sexton with 28.5 seconds left all over Chicago center Wendell Carter Jr., and this was with Sexton’s off hand, too!

Sexton had 18 points in this one, but this type of play clearly showed that Sexton was absolutely ready to roll for the Cavs this year.

That’s been the case, as he’s led the Wine and Gold with 20.8 points per game, per, and he’s improved as a finisher, shot 38.0 percent from three-point range and was showing growth leading into the league’s season suspension, and as an on-ball defender.

The second-best moment of the year to this point came during Cleveland’s surprising road win at the Denver Nuggets on January 11.