The Cleveland Cavaliers played a tough game Tuesday night falling to the New York Knicks with a final score of 95-86. This is Cleveland’s first loss as the Cavs fall to a record of 3-1. PG Collin Sexton led the Cavs in scoring with 20 points, followed by PG Dennis Garland and C Andre Drummond both scoring 17 points for a second-place tie in team scoring. C Andre Drummond recorded a total of 17 rebounds which led the team in total individual rebounds. A fun fact about this is Drummond has led the team in rebounds for all four of the Cavs regular season games.
The Cavs started this game out with an early lead but then went cold when it was time to shoot. This affected the team’s game plan to secure the victory over the Knicks. After giving up the early lead, the Cavs were playing catch-up for the rest of the game failing to get a lead and then…the sound of the final buzzer occurred.
No need to panic yet Cavs fans, it is still very early in the season, so the Cavs have plenty of opportunities to win many more games this year. With a record of 3-1, the Cavs, overall, have started out the season with plenty of positive momentum. If this early success continues, this team is setup up for a ton of future success.
Currently looking at the standings, the Cavs are still tied for first place with the Indiana Pacers in the Eastern Central Division. The Cavs are still a top-five team in the Eastern Conference as a whole. There is still much to be excited about, Cleveland, sometimes we have a few bumps in the road. Actually, a couple of bumps in the road might be a good thing, since losses can help develop stronger team chemistry for this young Cavaliers team. The best has yet to come and it all starts with the next game Thursday night as the Cavaliers take on the Pacers!