CLEVELAND, OH – It’s not the way to start. This is how you finish.
February was not a pleasant month. It included a series of losses of 10 games and nine double-digit losses due to a terrible area littered with landmines of play-caliber caliber. But the Kavis knew they had to survive the storm. They did so, winning a second straight game Wednesday night against the Houston Rockets, 112-96.
At the end of the month this weekend, the Cavs temporarily reversed their condition.
Carbon copy of Tuesday night̵
But Cleveland didn’t crack. Regrouping at halftime, the Cavs showed up with head coach JB Bickerstaff, required before the game, throwing all sorts of thoughts of tired legs a second back.
The worst team in the third quarter of the league beat the Rockets 34-24 in those 12 minutes. The Cavs did not back down in the fourth, winning that period by eight points. Overall, the Cavs won the last 24 minutes, 64-46.
Jarrett Allen is abusing Houston’s undersized interior. With the Rockets’ top starter standing at just 6 feet-6, Allen poured 26 points 10-out-11 from the field to go with 18 rebounds and four blocks in 37 impact minutes. Alan even had a one-handed immersion from shore to shore, gleaming gleams that energized the crowd.
Colin Sexton bounced back from a terrible first half, making several adjustments in the locker room and scoring 20 points for the seventh straight game. Sexton – who had just seven points 2-of-9 off the pitch, looked excited about Houston’s physical condition – finished with 23 points, burying seven of his 10 second-half shot attempts. Darius Garland also found his rhythm, recording a double-double with 11 points and 10 assists.
Dylan Windler’s hot perimeter shooting was postponed Tuesday. After making 5 of 5 of the deep wins against Atlanta, Windler drained all four of his bombs, the longest series of threes made by Cavalier by Kyrie Irving in 2015.
The Cavs, on the other hand, held the missiles up to 40% firing and 30.3% of 3-point range, showing signs of their early seasonality. This is the first time he has held an opponent below the 100-point mark since 1 February.
Two in a row. A win against Philadelphia in the final in February will make it three. This is called a winning streak. This has happened before.
Only not since January.
The front office had to decide on Dean Wade by 5:00 Wednesday night. If he was on the list after that, his contract would be fully guaranteed. The Cavites not only stayed with Wade, but put him in the starting lineup for a second game in a row. Wade finished with 11 points in his career shooting 4 out of 4 and 2 out of 2 beyond the arc.
The Caves have two days off before heading to Philadelphia for Saturday night. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m.
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