The Cleveland Cavaliers just suffered one of their worst — if not the worst — losses of the young NBA season.
They jumped to an early double-digit lead over the Portland Trail Blazers but weren’t able to keep that intensity up, losing 103-95 at home to one of the worst teams in the league.
That’s why Cavs star Evan Mobley voiced his frustration after the loss.
When asked about it, he talked about how they need to be more consistent and execute better on both ends of the floor (via Spencer Davies).
— Spencer Davies (@SpinDavies) December 1, 2023
Mobley stated that this has become a worrisome trend, not only in Thursday’s game but in the whole season.
J.B. Bickerstaff’s team was up by 16, and it seemed like they would take care of business before the final quarter.
Then, multiple turnovers in the second quarter allowed the Blazers to cut the deficit and hang in there.
Mobley has made great strides on the offensive end of the floor, and he dominated with 20 points on 9/14 from the field, but the rest of the supporting cast was lacking.
The Cavs are currently sitting on a 10-9 record and the eighth spot in the Eastern Conference.
Darius Garland, Donovan Mitchell, and Jarrett Allen have all missed time, so they’re only starting to get their groove now.
Still, they cannot afford to overlook lesser opponents, as bad habits tend to snowball if they’re not corrected in time, and that was what doomed their aspirations in the postseason last year.
They have to be better with this personnel.