Here are player grades for Sunday’s Cavs-Spurs game.
LeBron James: A
A 33-point, 13-rebound, nine-assist night from James went to waste. Also hard to see how he only went to the line four times over the course of 48 minutes.
George Hill: C-
Hill had a bad shooting night, didn’t have an assist and was out for most of the second half in favor of Jordan Clarkson. Not his best game with the Cavs so far.
Tristan Thompson: B+
Thompson rebounded well, defended LaMarcus Aldridge as well as you could have hoped and was active overall. There is not much more the Cavs could have asked for him.
J.R. Smith: F
Smith was unengaged on defense and was 0-6 from three. When he’s bad, he’s really, really bad.
Cedi Osman: D+
A few good moments were sprinkled in, but his shot was off and he picked up some avoidable fouls. Was this the end of him playing major minutes?
Jordan Clarkson: B-
Clarkson had a costly turnover late, but had three third quarter three-pointers that helped keep the Cavs in it heading into the fourth.
Larry Nance Jr.: B
Nance, like Thompson, did a commendable job against Aldridge was active where and when the Cavs asked him to be. It’s hard to see why he didn’t play a minute of the fourth quarter.
Kyle Korver: C+
Korver was 2-6 from three, and looks to be somewhat out of rhythm right now, but still makes smart plays on both ends. He was not part of the problem.
Jeff Green: C-
Green scored, yes, but was wrecked playing as a center in the fourth quarter on the glass and on defense. Nance or Thompson should have been in ahead of him.
Rodney Hood: C
Hood really didn’t make an impact on the game on either end in game where the Cavs could have really benefited from him getting hot and adding some needed scoring.