Cleveland Cavaliers at San Antonio Spurs
March 3, 2019 at 8:30 PM EST
Cavaliers Visit Spurs for Late-Season TiltThe San Antonio Spurs will host the Cleveland Cavaliers at AT&T Center on Thursday. Cleveland (19-56) had looked much better since the All-Star Break, going 7-7 over a 14-game stretch to start the second half of the season. Since then, though, the Cavaliers have dropped three straight games. Most recently, the team took a 10-point loss to the Boston Celtics on Tuesday. Despite the loss, the Cavs saw another strong night from rookie point guard Colin Sexton. Sexton has turned heads since the All-Star Break, as he is averaging 20.7 points per game on 60 percent true shooting during that stretch. Sexton has been a lone bright spot for the Cavs during their otherwise forgettable season. Cleveland ranks 14th in the Eastern Conference and has struggled on offense all year, ranking 29th league-wide in scoring. San Antonio (43-32), meanwhile, is just 1-3 in its last four games after previously winning nine straight. The Spurs need just two more wins to clinch a playoff berth for the 22nd year in a row. However, the team has been in the midst of a mild rough patch recently. On Tuesday, the Spurs fell to the Charlotte Hornets, 116-125. San Antonio struggled defensively, allowing Kemba Walker to pile up 38 points while forcing only six team turnovers. Still, the Spurs are in a solid spot, as the occupy eighth place in the Western Conference and are 5.5 games up on ninth-place Sacramento.
By Oscar Heanue
Posted on: 3/27/2019 10:06 PM