It’s been a long, hard year for the Cleveland Cavaliers, but thankfully for them it’s near its end. They have struggled against many of their opponents this year, so their encounter against the San Antonio Spurs appeared to be a daunting one. Struggling to stop their entire team, the Cavaliers looked doomed despite an efficient first quarter. The Spurs dominated the rest and grabbed the 122-101 victory.
The Cavaliers believe they can beat any team on any given night, but with some of the struggles they’ve faced this season, this one will certainly be easier to take. One reason the Cavaliers can be positive after this loss is the combination of their guards, Kyrie Irving and Dion Waiters, who each posted 24 points, proving they can make a dangerous pairing when in form.
Spencer Hawes also continued his fine form, scoring 20 points and proving that the Cavaliers rightfully gave up so much to secure his services.
The Spurs were able to score off of their 39 assists, which was their season-high, and the Cavaliers always appeared one step away from the action. Perhaps the long season of losing has taken its toll on their youngsters. The Cavaliers only managed to keep up with veterans Tony Parker and Tim Duncan, who combined for 14 points, perhaps showing their players are struggling with their stamina at the moment.
The Spurs are a certainty to get far in the playoffs, but the Cavaliers don’t quite know where they will be. Can the Cavaliers end the season on a high, or are they simply awaiting the end of what’s been another miserable season?