The Cleveland Cavaliers misplaced Recreation 3 of their sequence in opposition to the New York Knicks in a horrible style.
After dominating their rivals within the second recreation of the sequence, they couldn’t replicate that success.
The 99-79 defeat meant that the Cavaliers are the primary workforce 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 workforce 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 in opposition to the Sacramento Kings in March.
Different notable (or notorious) video games embrace the Detroit Pistons’ 81 factors firstly 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 sequence and return residence 2-2.
Issues didn’t go nicely 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 have to make changes to attain greater than 79 factors within the subsequent recreation.
After successful Recreation 1 of this sequence, the Knicks stole home-court benefit, and Cleveland must win two in New York to get again in management.
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