After an ugly win over the Detroit Pistons on Sunday, the Cleveland Cavaliers headed across the border to take on the Toronto Raptors.
If Sunday’s contest was ugly, Monday’s game versus Pascal Siakam‘s crew was unbearable.
The Cavs seemingly couldn’t throw a pea into Lake Ontario, as they shot 37.8 percent from the field and a frigid 18.4 percent from 3-point range, leading to a 100-88 loss.
It was the second time this season they lost to Toronto in Canada, with the first coming on opening night.
Caris LeVert has been struggling all season, and on Monday he went just 2-of-9 from the field and 1-of-4 from 3-point land in 29 minutes.
These two fans have had enough of LeVert in the wine and gold.
@cavs need to trade Levert.
— Big M 💪🏻 (@godsgift1127) November 29, 2022
— 🧸. (@dariusgarlandd) November 29, 2022
Donovan Mitchell, who has been playing so well for Cleveland, made just 3-of-11 shots and scored only eight points in 25 minutes, which was by far his season-low and the first time this year he failed to reach double-figures in scoring.
This fan isn’t concerned about the fact that it was Mitchell’s second straight bad shooting performance.
MITCHELL a top 10 NBA player, so smooth shooting from 10 ft to 25 ft! Cavaliers as a whole just have struggled shooting last couple games. It happens everybody freaks. IMO
— rick krukowski (@KrukowskiRick) November 29, 2022
As bad as LeVert and Mitchell were, Isaac Okoro, who started at the 3, was even worse, as he missed all but one of his 11 shot attempts.
This fan doesn’t want to see him get any more meaningful playing time.
Any rational man would have stopped playing Isaac "Choke" Okoro by now. Gonna call him Chokoro from now on.
— jameslucio88 (@jameslucio88) November 29, 2022
The Cavs Were Not At Full Strength
In Cleveland’s defense, it had a couple of key players out versus the Raptors.
Toronto may be a solid team, but being without Allen and Love simply wasn’t an excuse for how the Cavs played.
The good news: Their schedule will ease up for a while, as they will return home to face the banged-up and struggling Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday and the Orlando Magic on Friday before heading to Madison Square Garden to face the New York Knicks on Sunday.