Will the real Cleveland Cavaliers please stand up?
Sure, the driveways in Cleveland must be slippery, but that shouldn’t mean the Cavs should have easy wins slip through their fingers. The Cavs squandered a huge chance to win three games in a row, as they lost to the Portland Trail Blazers 103-95 at home.
Everything that could go wrong for the Wine and Gold, went wrong. They had 17 turnovers. They shot seven-of-32 from 3-point range. They were outscored 29-20 in a pivotal fourth quarter. They were letting two-way Blazers forward Duop Reath get key buckets, and he is someone that came into the game shooting below 40% from the field.
It was an all-around atrocity for the Cavs. Their fans were so disgusted that they booed them off the floor. Coach JB Bickerstaff was so upset his postgame presser only lasted two minutes. Donovan Mitchell called it "the worst loss of the season" and spoke about moving forward like there had been a death.
In a game like this, there are almost no positives. Here is one stud and two duds from the Cavs’ inexplicable loss to the Blazers.