ImageImageImage

GT #43, Cavaliers @ Spurs, 14 January 2022, 8:30 PM ET

Moderator: jbk1234

ducler
Cold Hard Gameday Facts
Posts: 14,503
And1: 8,693
Joined: Jun 15, 2008
Location: France
Contact:
   

GT #43, Cavaliers @ Spurs, 14 January 2022, 8:30 PM ET 

Post#1 » by ducler » Sat Jan 15, 2022 12:20 am

Read on Twitter
Image
jbk1234
Forum Mod - Cavs
Forum Mod - Cavs
Posts: 45,376
And1: 26,159
Joined: Dec 22, 2010
   

Re: GT #43, Cavaliers @ Spurs, 14 January 2022, 8:30 PM ET 

Post#2 » by jbk1234 » Sat Jan 15, 2022 2:05 am

Goodwin looks pretty solid to me.
It is highly unlikely that the Cavs will agree with your Kevin Love evaluation for the purpose of a trade.
jbk1234
Forum Mod - Cavs
Forum Mod - Cavs
Posts: 45,376
And1: 26,159
Joined: Dec 22, 2010
   

Re: GT #43, Cavaliers @ Spurs, 14 January 2022, 8:30 PM ET 

Post#3 » by jbk1234 » Sat Jan 15, 2022 3:01 am

Lauri hasn't touched the ball on offense in the entire third quarter and the Spurs are packing the paint as a result. If you're going to play a stretch big, he has to get touches.
It is highly unlikely that the Cavs will agree with your Kevin Love evaluation for the purpose of a trade.
toooskies
Rookie
Posts: 1,061
And1: 412
Joined: Jul 18, 2013
     

Re: GT #43, Cavaliers @ Spurs, 14 January 2022, 8:30 PM ET 

Post#4 » by toooskies » Sat Jan 15, 2022 3:59 am

jbk1234 wrote:Goodwin looks pretty solid to me.

Yeah, he has a chance to beat out Rondo if his shot keeps falling.
Bullstuff
Freshman
Posts: 69
And1: 34
Joined: Nov 01, 2019

Re: GT #43, Cavaliers @ Spurs, 14 January 2022, 8:30 PM ET 

Post#5 » by Bullstuff » Sat Jan 15, 2022 7:13 am

jbk1234 wrote:Lauri hasn't touched the ball on offense in the entire third quarter and the Spurs are packing the paint as a result. If you're going to play a stretch big, he has to get touches.


Have to agree, but still a solid win and a good game. When Garland keeps making his shots as he did in this game there is no problem (FT practices for pretty much everyone else - 10/20 in FTs at one point looked like it might cost the game). Markkanen still contributed (his dunk pretty much sealed the game). One can hope that he starts making this 3 point shots and since he only took one, hopefully he's given all the space and time to take and make them in a future game. Perhaps the 3point shooting stats in the game look lopsided altogether (Love+Markkanen combined for a total of four atttemps?).
jbk1234
Forum Mod - Cavs
Forum Mod - Cavs
Posts: 45,376
And1: 26,159
Joined: Dec 22, 2010
   

Re: GT #43, Cavaliers @ Spurs, 14 January 2022, 8:30 PM ET 

Post#6 » by jbk1234 » Sat Jan 15, 2022 7:44 am

Bullstuff wrote:
jbk1234 wrote:Lauri hasn't touched the ball on offense in the entire third quarter and the Spurs are packing the paint as a result. If you're going to play a stretch big, he has to get touches.


Have to agree, but still a solid win and a good game. When Garland keeps making his shots as he did in this game there is no problem (FT practices for pretty much everyone else - 10/20 in FTs at one point looked like it might cost the game). Markkanen still contributed (his dunk pretty much sealed the game). One can hope that he starts making this 3 point shots and since he only took one, hopefully he's given all the space and time to take and make them in a future game. Perhaps the 3point shooting stats in the game look lopsided altogether (Love+Markkanen combined for a total of four atttemps?).


Part of the reason it's important for guys like Lauri to touch the ball is that it gets the defense turning their heads and focusing on multiple areas of the floor. Garland is much, much better at running an offense than Sexton, but he forces it inside to Mobley/Allen for too many plays in a row sometimes and the other team defends us accordingly.

It's one thing if the other team has no answer, but we only scored 20 points in the third quarter and that was with Cedi draining a three at the buzzer. Anyway, it's good to get the W, but I really hope everyone is still learning from these close calls v. thinking we've arrived. There's still a ways to go and it shows when we play good defensive teams.
It is highly unlikely that the Cavs will agree with your Kevin Love evaluation for the purpose of a trade.
JonFromVA
General Manager
Posts: 9,073
And1: 2,732
Joined: Dec 08, 2009
     

Re: GT #43, Cavaliers @ Spurs, 14 January 2022, 8:30 PM ET 

Post#7 » by JonFromVA » Sat Jan 15, 2022 10:03 am

We just beat the Spurs in San Antonio and whatever scheme Pops dreamed up. That's no small feat even if Timmy, Tony, and Manu are long gone. It's another step.

Return to Cleveland Cavaliers