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Wizards 110-93 Cavaliers | NBA: Cavaliers begin to suffer from post-Ricky Rubio syndrome

Lyou Cavaliers suffered the Ricky Rubio's absence, who on Tuesday broke the cruciate ligament in his left knee and will be out the rest of the seas

Wizards 110-93 Cavaliers | NBA: Cavaliers begin to suffer from post-Ricky Rubio syndrome


Lyou Cavaliers suffered the ’s absence, who on Tuesday broke the cruciate ligament in his left knee and will be out the rest of the season, and they lost by 110-93 against the , the Cleveland team’s second consecutive loss.

This was Ricky’s creepy injury: It hurts just to see it!

No Blond on the field, nor the starting point guard of the team, Darius garland Who is out due to the COVID-19 protocols, and with an improvised starting five due to absences, the Cavaliers did not have the fluidity in attack that has characterized them since the start of the season.

The top scorer of the game was the Wizards guard, Bradley Beal, who got a double double of 29 points, 10 assists, 6 rebounds and 1 steal of the ball. Wing-pvot Kyle kuzma also stood out with another double double of 25 points, 10 rebounds, 2 assists and 1 stopper.

The Wizards’ wide lead in the fourth quarter allowed the Colombian to Jaime Echenique debuted on the Washington team. Echenique, who signed a 10-day emergency contract with the Wizards today, is the first Colombian-born player to play in the NBA.

In the Cavs the veteran stood out Kevin love, which added a double double of 24 points, 11 rebounds, 1 assist and 1 steal. The noob Evan mobley made 21 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal and 2 blocks.

With the losses of Rubio and Garland, to which is added that of the pvot Jarrett Allen, the coach of the Cavaliers, JB Bickerstaff, was forced to improvise a starting five, with the third baseman of the team, Kevin Pangos, directing to Isaac Okoro, Kevin Love, Lauri Markkanen, and Evan Mobley.

INCGNITES IN THE CAVS

Since this Thursday the severity of Rubio’s injury, the two questions that floated in Cleveland was to know if the teammates of the Spanish base had recovered from the moral blow of his discharge for the rest of the season and if they could maintain the style that has made them one of the breakthrough teams of the season.

In the first half of the game against the Wizards, it looked like the Cavs would be able to salvage the junk despite all their casualties.

As soon as the game started, the Wizards tried to take advantage of the absences and quickly distance themselves from the Cavs. Kuzma opened the scoring with a triple and Beal continued with two baskets that made it 7-2 on the scoreboard thanks to Mobley’s contribution for Cleveland.

The Cavs had tried to punish the locals from the paint but the Wizards defense thwarted several attempts by Pangos, Markkanen and Okoro. And when it looked like the ones in Washington were going to take off, veteran Love appeared.

The eaves link eight consecutive points, six of them the result of two triples, who advanced the Cavs 9-10. During the rest of the first quarter, both teams were on their heels on the scoreboard that when it reached the end of the initial 12 minutes it was 31-30 for the Wizards.

BEAL AND KUZMA PUNISHED

The start of the second quarter was similar, with the Cavs slightly behind but not letting the Wizards slip away on the scoreboard. A cash Beal, keep Washington ahead every time visitors approached.

By halftime, the Wizards had moved up 7 points, 58-51, thanks to Beal’s 21 points. On the Cavs, Mobley added 17 and Love 16.

But in the second half of the game, the Wizards increased the pressure on both defense and attack and the Cavs began to suffer from a lack of understanding from their players, especially when rotations brought emergency additions like RJ Nembhard Jr. to the court. Lamar Stevens, Dylan Windler or Justin Anderson.

As soon as the third quarter begins, the Wizards moved 12 points ahead, 63-51. With an unleashed Kuzma that scored 13 points in the period, Washington’s team increased the gap to 20 points, 91-71, in the closing seconds of the third quarter.

The last 12 minutes were a procedure. The Wizards were 21 points up, but in the end, with the benches on the court, the difference narrowed to 17 points from the final 110-93.

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