The Portland Trail Blazers beat the Cleveland Cavaliers badly at home with a final score of 101-82. Damian Lilliard, after struggling the first three games, led the way with 27 points on 6-of-13 from the field and 10-of-10 from the line to go along with seven assists. Wesley Matthews had a terrific game with 21 points on 8-of-14 from the field. Robin Lopez had 19 points on 8-of-11 from the field. LaMarcus Aldrige finished with 16 points.
The Cavs had a real off shooting game as they shot just 36.5 percent from the field. Kevin Love was the only player on the Cavs who really stood out. He finished with 22 points on 7-of-14 from the field and hit 5 threes to go along with 10 rebounds.
LeBron, once again, had an off game and could not get off good shots this game. He finished with 11 points on 4-of-12 from the field. LeBron seemed passive in the second half as he only shot four shots and scored zero points. He was not aggressive and was not trying to get to the rim, where he's been so dangerous throughout the years. LeBron also only had one costless throw attempt all game.
Kyrie Irving had a real cold night with nine points on 3-of-17 from the field. Dion Waiters also had a real off game with six points on 3-of-11 shooting.
Kyrie Irving, LeBron James, and Dion Waiters have not been as good the first two games of the season. They need to find their rhythm and get the team chemistry going, and LeBron needs to find a way to take better shots and penetrate.
The Cavaliers look to get back on track tomorrow against the Utah Jazz on the road.
The Blazers had more energy tonight than the Cavs and shot the ball very well as they shot 49 percent from the field. After just a 1-2 start for the Blazers, they got back on track tonight with a solid performance against the Cavs.
The Blazers have another difficult game on Thursday, November 6, against the Dallas Mavericks.