CLEVELAND, Ohio – In the somber Cavaliers season, affected by injuries, inconsistencies, loss of lines and losses, Seddy Osman began to become a beacon of hope. The Cavs lost their sixth consecutive match, 100-94, against Miami Heat on Friday. This is the third time Cleveland has lost to Miami this season.
But coach Larry Drew spoke before the game that he was not captured in the record for profit. This will make this season only more psychologically challenging than it is for its players.
In this kind of year, Drew's biggest prize-and maybe only-is to see positive steps from the youngsters. After all, these players must lay the foundations and eventually direct Cavs to a better future.
Osman starts looking for this part. One evening, after having scored 25 points against the elite of the Eastern Conference in Boston Celtics, Osman led this sign against Miami.
He scored 29 points on 1
"I think that's just a try," Osman said after the match. "There are a lot of up and down in the season, and I was able to see what my strongest part is and what it is not. So I think I just started to understand what is happening right now. "I'm starting to attack more."
His breakthrough game included the whole arsenal
By helping Cavs to distinguish the suffocating heat zone that gave Cleveland a lot of trouble in the first two games, Osman often shone on the line the foul point of the area – the movement of the floating Othman also escaped in a transition with spinning turns in traffic before Miami's defense managed to get in. When he was given the chance, he even dropped the shots outside, striking 3 from 8 Beyond the Rainbow
Earlier this season, Osman seemed to have no confidence in his jump, and often the second-year player would have escaped the line by 3 points, and on Friday he came into the eyes without hesitation.
"I think he's starting to understand," Drew said. "I think the way the teams play it, he just takes what he gives him, he does not want to force things, that's where I think he's in trouble trying to create something that's not there he just lets the game come to him. "
Osman's last two buckets were an offensive rebound and a beautiful backsliding return that limited his career
His defense was worrying this season. is usually one of the enemy's main goals, and he and Cavite were over again dull heat, allowing Heat to reach a 100-point mark on 46.3 percent of the field.
But these individual protective metrics that suggest Osman is one of NBA's worst NBA supporters should not overshadow the development he has made at the other end of the floor
Once it will not be hard for Drew and Kava to find a blob.
Having missed the previous eight matches because of the jagged MCL, Larry Nans Jr. returned to the squad on Friday night. rotation, choosing to get him out of the bench. Nance has helped keep a division that is fighting on Wednesday in Boston. His energy, leadership and play were missed as the Cavs went 1-7 without him, losing an average of 16.9 points during this stretch.
On Friday, Nans made a quick blow, marking his first shot with the launch hatch over Hassan Whiteside, one of the league's biggest blockbuster. Later Nans followed Rod's Hood's miss with a thunder stroke. Nance finished six points and six rebounds in 21 minutes.
Dave Wade's last dance in Cleveland ended with his jersey swap with the rookie Covale Sexton. Wade, who will retire at the end of this season, received a tribute video during the first time-out.
In his last match at The Q, Wade scored 13 points to make six rebounds and three assists in 28 minutes. Cavs will be heading to Chicago for the fourth and final match of the bulls season on Sunday afternoon.