Over a month into the NBA season, the Cleveland Cavaliers are still struggling to find consistency.
Ever since an eight-game winning streak in late October and early November, they’ve been unable to maintain a solid level of play for more than a few games at a time.
Their latest correction came on Sunday with a very ugly 92-81 loss to the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden in Manhattan.
Cleveland shot a terrible 34.9 percent from the field and 22.9 percent from 3-point range and got outrebounded by 15 while falling to a team that was under .500 coming into Sunday.
Needless to say, fans on social media were unhappy with how the Cavs played.
This fan was disgusted, but he’s hopeful they will look better in their next game.
Worst basketball game I watched all season! Thank goodness they are back home Tuesday. They need to figure out how to play away from home and win! Good luck Cavs – You can do it!
— Memaw1959 (@Memaw19591) December 5, 2022
The Cavs will return home to face the Los Angeles Lakers, who have been on a roll lately, on Tuesday.
This fan seemed to blame head coach J.B. Bickerstaff, as he appeared to accuse him of being outcoached by the Knicks’ Tom Thibodeau.
One thing JB gon do is get out coached.
— Rolloburneracct (@Rolloburneracct) December 5, 2022
This fan feels that Cavs players had a little too much fun on Saturday night in New York City prior to their contest against the Knicks.
I’ve never before seen a game so thoroughly demonstrate that the visiting team went out and partied in NYC the night prior.
— cullen (@BrockDenton) December 5, 2022
This Cavs fan made it out to the Garden, and although he was disappointed with the team’s poor performance, he was grateful to finally catch a game with his family.
— OneGoodDad (He, Him) (@TheJasonGreene) December 5, 2022
None of Cleveland’s stars played well, as Darius Garland shot 5-of-19, Donovan Mitchell went 8-of-22 and Evan Mobley made 4-of-9 shots and scored just 11 points.
Although the team is 15-9 and still in third place in the Eastern Conference, offensive consistency seems to be an issue.