Mar 27, 2024 - Sports

Cavs Corner, Week 22: Ghastly basketball!

The Cavs' Marcus Morris (white jersey) heads to the bench.

Morris the enforcer. Photo: Rich Storry/Getty Images

The Cavs looked discombobulated and run-down all week as they slogged through their season's most brutal stretch.

Record: (44-28); Last week: (43-25)

Weekly slate: Loss vs. Miami (107-104); Loss at Minnesota (104-91); Loss at Miami (121-84); Win vs. Charlotte (115-92).

The big picture: The Cavs are 8-11 since the All-Star break, hanging on by a thread to the No. 3 seed in the Eastern Conference as Donovan Mitchell, Max Strus and Dean Wade remain sidelined.

  • Both the New York Knicks and Orlando Magic have been surging in the rearview.

👊🏾 Weekly winner: Marcus Morris Sr. The recent veteran addition was ejected early in Monday's game for a flagrant foul, a catalytic moment.

🧊 Weekly loser: Isaac Okoro. After a hot stretch to close out February, Okoro has gone cold over the past two weeks.

  • Though it's his best-ever season from beyond the arc, it's his worst from the free-throw line, where he's sinking only 68%.

📈 Stunning stat: Jarrett Allen recorded three more double-doubles this week, bringing his season total to 36.

What's next: Wednesday at Charlotte, Friday vs. Philadelphia, Sunday at Denver, Tuesday at Utah.

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