The Cleveland Cavaliers losing streak has continued as the team has only won two out of their last 16 games with a current 10-game losing streak.
This past week’s three losses were dealt by the Golden State Warriors, in concluding Cleveland’s previous five-game West road trip, then the Denver Nuggets, in what was a game moved up, and the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Expectations for this season have only fallen since the team’s impressive start, but the young core is what is keeping hope going.
So in that realm, who was the standout Cav for this past week?
Collin Sexton, the leader of this core, earned himself the Cavs Player of the Week once again, with this time for Feb. 15-21.
Collin Sexton averaged 24.3 points and 4.0 assists a game over this past week’s slate.
Granted, Collin did struggle shooting the ball from deep by only hitting five of his 18 attempts, but still managed to put up 23 points or more in the three games. His best performance came against the Warriors with 23 points, five assists, three rebounds, and three steals.
Albeit him and Jarrett Allen did have a heated argument leading into halftime in what was a game that got away from the Cavs, but that was nothing to worry about, really, and even more so based on their comments following that one.
Nonetheless, Collin’s consistency to score even when he may not be playing his best is crucial for the team this season with a lackluster offense as a whole thus far. He also played well on that end next to Darius Garland this week. who also had a solid week averaging 17.0 points and 5.3 assists, to go with 2.3 steals.
These two weren’t the only players with notable weeks, with Allen averaging 19.7 points, 13.7 rebounds, and 2.0 blocks per outing. He also joined elite company with a truly rare outing in relation to his 25-plus-point/15-plus rebound performance, while also hitting all of his field goals, against OKC on Sunday, which you can view more on here.
As you can see, those three had their share of production overall, which is the light at the end of the tunnel for this team’s current slump.
But, the team’s lack of depth and consistency is killing them, and it’s evident that the Cleveland Cavaliers could really use the likes of Kevin Love right now, who seemingly should be back fairly soon. He’s been sidelined since Dec.27 due to a high-grade right calf/aggravation of that.
The Cavs have three games during this current week ahead with the two more winnable ones coming at home, on a positive note, so hopefully, they can snap this losing streak soon enough. We’ll of course have to see, however.