It has been a struggle for the Cavaliers over the past few weeks. They are not defending, they are not coming together, and right now, they look like a team that may not make a lot of noise in the Eastern Conference Playoffs.
Last night in Orlando was terrible; the Cavaliers went from having a 21-point lead in the first half, to losing 116-98 to the Magic. Cleveland scored only nine points in the 4th quarter.
Cavaliers G Isaiah Thomas, who came over from Boston in the Kyrie Irving trade, talked about went wrong last night, and what’s wrong with the Cavaliers:
“One-on-one. We stopped doing what worked in the first half, and it’s as simple as that,” Thomas told Fox Sports Ohio. “We looked a totally different team in the second half on both ends, and that’s what this team has been this whole season, inconsistent.
“As players, we gotta do better. When they start going on their runs, which teams are going to do each and every game. We gotta come together, and it’s like right now when we hit adversity we go our separate ways, and that’s just how I feel,” Thomas said. “And it looks like that way as well. Guys start to go one-on-one on offense and defense; it’s every man for themselves.
“First half we played good, everybody was happy. It was energized; helping each other on defensive end, sharing the ball. The ball was going side to side on offense, and then, we revert back to what makes us lose games,” Thomas said.
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The Cavs are a mess, but I am not ready to say they are done. Thomas is not entirely healthy, and they have LeBron James. While it might look bad right now, there is still enough talent to turn it around.
We’ll see if they can turn it around!