Garland and his Cavaliers were taken down by the San Antonio Spurs in a surprising, painful, one-point loss that few people saw coming.
This loss was not predicted and neither was the poor shooting percentage from the Cavaliers, who have been making headway on the offensive end of the court all season.
That one’s gonna hurt.
There’s never *one* reason for a loss, but Garland being 7/22 in a game they ended up losing by 1 looms large.
The Cavs will bounce back. Gotta exorcise these road demons, though.
— Colb (@___Colb___) December 13, 2022
Garland, unfortunately, was at the center of the team’s problems.
He was just 7-of-22 from the floor for a 31.8% field goal percentage.
And it’s even worse when you look at his three-pointers: he got just 1-of-6 of those, for a 16.7% three-point percentage.
No one will say that this was one of Garland’s best nights but he can definitely bounce back.
He will need to.
Garland is sinking 42.4% of his field goal attempts this season and 38.5% of his threes.
That certainly wasn’t the case on Monday night.
We all have bad nights and that’s completely human but fans are still a bit worried after seeing Garland’s latest showing.
What if he has a night like this in the postseason?
What if he has a few nights like this?
When a team loses by one point, people will look at every single thing that went wrong.
Garland is usually so reliable but he wasn’t on Monday, which makes all of this more painful to the loyal followers of the Cavaliers.
Up next for the team is the Dallas Mavericks, who have a string of big wins under their belt lately.
They too will not go down without a fight, meaning that Garland will need to shake it off and get back in the swing of things ASAP.