CLEVELAND, Ohio – In a bleak season, the Cavaliers were injured for injuries, inconsistency, loss of tapes and lost losses, Sedi Osman began to become a LED of hope.
Kaws lost the sixth, 100-94, match against Miami Heat on Friday. This is the third time Cleveland lost to Miami this season.
But head coach Larry Drew spoke before the game in order not to capture the record for victory. This will make this season a more mental challenge than it is already for its players.
In this kind of year, the greatest – and perhaps self – reward – looks positive steps from the youth. Ultimately, those are the players who are supposed to lay the foundation and ultimately guide Cubs into a better future.
Osman begins to look at the section. One night after setting up a 25-point career against the Boston Celtics, an Eastern elite conference, Osman surpassed that sign against Miami.
He scored 29 points on 11-20 of the pitch to go with four rebounds, four assists and two steals in 39 minutes. It's the 31st game with double figures this season. Osman scored only seven times in 61 matches as a rookie.
"I think it's just an experience," Osman said after the match. "During the season, there are many up and down, and I was able to see what is my strongest part, and what is not so. I think I started to understand what is happening right now. I think it's easier, more I I am confident with my recordings and all that. The last two months I changed the style of playing, I started attacking more. "
His breakout game included the entire arsenal.
Helping Kaws sets aside the stiffer heat zone, which gave Cleveland many problems in the first two games, Osman often flashed on the foul line – the zone weak point – for running the fleet. Osman also woke up in a transition, with a whirlwind ending in traffic, before defending the Miami defense. When given chances, he even repeatedly exterminated the shots, pressing 3-to-8 from the outside of the bow.
Earlier this season, Osman seemed to have no confidence in his jumper. Often, the second-placed player will withdraw from the 3-point. On Friday, he entered those prospects without hesitation.
"I think he's starting to think," Drew said. "I think the way teams play it, it's really just a kind of taking on what they give, and not really looking to forcing things. That's where I think he gets into trouble to try to create something that is not there, he just allows the game to come to him. "
The last two baskets of Osman were offensive returning back and a nice back-cut for a reverse link that restricted his career night.
His defense was problematic this season. Playing out of position, he is usually one of the main goals of the opponent. He – and Kaws – were again reinforced with a polluted ball, allowing the Heat to reach the 100th point at 46.3 percent of the field.
But these individual defensive metrics, which indicate that Osman is one of the worst NBA defenders, should not overshadow the development that he made at the other end of the floor.
For once, it will not be difficult for Drew and Cavs to find a bright spot.
Following the disappearance of the previous eight matches due to the discarded MCL, Larry Nancy Jr. returned to the squad on Friday night.
Coaching staff wanted to calm Nancy in a rotation, refusing to take him to the bench. Nans helped drive a unit that fought in Boston on Wednesday. His energy, leadership and playmakers were missed because Kaws went 1-7 without him, losing an average of 16.9 points during that part.
On Friday, Nans hit quickly, scoring first a running hook shot over Hassan Whitsides, one of the main blockers in the league's blockade. Later, Nans followed Rodney Hugh miss with a loud kick.
Nancy finished with six points and six rebounds in 21 minutes.
Goodbye to Cleveland
The last dance of Dwyane Wade in Cleveland ended with him, exchanging jerseys with the rookie of Cavaliers Colin Sexton. Wade, who retired at the end of this season, received video tribute during the first timeout.
In his last game of "P", Wade scored 13 points to go with six rebounds and three assists in 28 minutes.
The Cavs will head to Chicago for the fourth and final game of the season against the Bulls on Sunday afternoon.