The Cavs, oh the Cavs. They know how to make other wise simple things complicated, do they not?
It seems that LeBron and the gang like to play to the level of their competition. Especially James himself.
If it's not playing down to the competition, then it's not being able to put together a complete game in which they play well for an entire four quarters.
Last night was a typical Jekyll and Hyde performance from the home team.
The Cavs were rebounding well offensively but not so well defensive end. Great defensive plays were made but weren't capitalized on at the offensive end. Or vice versa. Kevin Love got off to a very hot start. He recorded 17pts 5 rebs in the first quarter. And when he went to the bench, Irving sparked the Cavs offense late in the first and early into the second quarter.
But again, they started to slip and give up another lead. The Bucks went on a 17-6 run during the first five and a half minutes of the 2nd quarter. *face plams*.
Kevin Love gets his fair share of overly complicated plays with long, over-the-head passes that get intercepted. I'm starting to believe that this is just an aspect of this teams character that we'll have to get use to.
On the bright side, the mid games hiccups of Cleveland afforded true basketball fans a treat. Jabari Parker took full advantage of the Cavs sloppy play. Picking his spots, Parker looked explosive and very comfortable with his game. He got to his spots and played within his game well. Lazy play lead to playing catch up going into halftime. But the Cavs were able to muster small runs and cut the Bucks lead to just two going into the half.
The Bucks made their own runs keeping the game close but Cleveland looked more polished.
Early game blundders by the Cavs made it a very close game but the Wine and Gold were able to survive. Scrapping and clawing to the end, the Cavs were able to stay ahead late and secure a three point victory.
There are still some obvious issues with the Cavs as a team. As the first quarter of the season is wrapping up, one would hope that these things won't plague us to and, heaven forbid, through the All-Star break or the rest of the season.