Cleveland Cavaliers Weekly Recap: Nov. 10 - Nov. 16

Ryan Loftis By Ryan Loftis, 18th Nov 2015 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/1_0yg2a2/
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A recap of the third week of the 2015-16 NBA season for the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Cavaliers' Win Streak Ends at Eight

Nov. 10: The Cavaliers trailed the visiting Utah Jazz 95-86 halfway through the fourth quarter but came back to win 118-114. Small forward LeBron James struggled in the first half, scoring only seven points, but scored 17 in the fourth quarter and finished with 31 total, tying his season best. "First half he wasn't as engaged as we would've liked him to be or as engaged as he normally would be," Cavaliers head coach David Blatt said of James. "He took over the game and lifted the rest of the guys with him. He did the things that a great player like him, only he can do."

Nov. 13: The Cavaliers announced that guard Joe Harris had been assigned to the NBA Development League's Canton Charge. That night the Cavaliers earned their eighth straight victory with a 90-84 road win over the New York Knicks. James once again had 31 points. The score was tied with 41 seconds left when point guard Mo Williams made a jumper. Williams finished with 20 points. Cleveland held the Knicks to only 12 points in the fourth quarter.

Nov. 14: Cleveland's dream of winning nine of their first 10 games ended with a double overtime road loss to the Milwaukee Bucks. Was referee Marc Davis to blame? Davis mistakenly thought he heard the Cavaliers bench call time and blew his whistle with 7.4 seconds left in the first overtime. The Cavaliers had no choice but to call timeout and draw up their final play. "I was in my action refereeing to play and off to the side I heard Cleveland's bench ask for a timeout," Davis explained. "I granted them the timeout, at which I looked at the head coach, David Blatt, and realized that he hadn't asked for the timeout." James missed a three-point attempt at the buzzer, and the game went into a second overtime. The Bucks' 108-105 victory overshadowed outstanding performances by James, who scored 37 points, and power forward Kevin Love, who recorded his 300th career double-double (Love needed only 449 games to reach the milestone).

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Cleveland Cavaliers, Lebron James, Milwaukee Bucks, New York Knicks, Utah Jazz

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