[Guide] on January 8, the Cavaliers lost 93-105 at home to the Rockets. Although Love scored a double-double with 17 points and 16 rebounds
Statistics, but 0 of 7 shots in the first half, let Irving struggle alone, and the Cavaliers eventually lost.
17 points, 16 rebounds and 4 assists. Such statistics are quite impressive. This is Love’s third consecutive double-double. He averaged 25 points and 15 rebounds in three games.
However, the Cavaliers lost all three games.
With gorgeous personal data and poor team record, Love experienced such embarrassment in the Timberwolves, and transferred to the Cavaliers under pressure, but he still has to endure such distress.
Swiping data has never been a problem for Love, but how to lead the team to win has always been a big question mark, and this game once again proved this point.
When James was injured, the Cavaliers needed Love to do more, but in the first half of this campaign, Love couldn’t find the sight at all. He missed all 7 shots and scored 2 points only by free throws.
This situation caused Irving, who had just returned, to take the lead alone, scoring 23 points in the first two quarters and struggling to support.
Maybe some fans will say that Love did not play well in the first half because he did not have the ball and Irving took all the offensive opportunities.
In fact, this is not the case. The Cavaliers designed tactics for Love and tried to hand the ball to Love, but Love did not feel the long-range shots, and the attack at the basket showed his physical shortcomings.
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Under such circumstances, there is no reason for the Cavaliers not to give the ball to Irving, who feels normal.
Love recovered in the second half and scored 15 points and 9 rebounds on 7 of 12 shots in the last two quarters, but this was at the cost of Irving being heavily surrounded by the Rockets.
Owen can shoot and pass, and his offense is more destructive.
Love’s attack is conducive to the growth of personal data, but the killing effect is limited.
The Rockets focused on controlling Irving and let Love go to attack. As a result, the Rockets won the game without any risk.
Irving just came back and consumed too much energy in the first half. Although he still scored 11 points in a single quarter in the third quarter, he was powerless in the fourth quarter. Love is responsible for this. He made 7 hits in the half.
0 is too tiring for Irving, which makes the Cavaliers’ most powerful weapon to kill opponents exhausted in the first two quarters.
At the beginning of the season, the division of labor among the Big Three of the Cavaliers was that Love was in charge of the first quarter, James was in charge of the overall situation, and Irving was in the fourth quarter.
James couldn’t play, Love had cold hands throughout the first half, and the opponent was the Rockets, so Irving was powerless.