The Cleveland Cavaliers have had a few poor games already this season, but Sunday may have been a new low.
Going up against the 11-12 New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden, the Cavs shot just 34.9 percent from the field and lost 92-81, as it seemed they couldn’t throw a pea into the Atlantic Ocean.
There were several duds for Cleveland, but one stood out the most.
Garland was averaging 22.5 points and 8.0 assists a game while shooting 41.4 percent from 3-point range coming into Sunday’s contest, and it has seemed as if he is continuing to grow and develop.
But he was terrible on Sunday, going 5-of-19 overall and committing four turnovers while dropping off just three assists.
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It was quite possibly his worst game of the season so far.
Bad games like this will happen, especially for young players like Garland who are still developing and figuring out how to get to the next level, and he will simply have to learn from these poor performances and make sure he doesn’t string together bad games one after another.
Brunson was the Knicks’ main stud on Sunday, scoring 23 points and dropping four dimes, and he has been their main stud all season.
After he emerged last season as arguably the second-best player on the Dallas Mavericks, it was widely expected he would re-up with Dallas.
Instead, he opted for the bright lights of Manhattan and the allure of America’s biggest city.
So far, he has been worth the big contract New York gave him, as he’s averaging 21.0 points and 6.3 assists per game this year.