Player grades for the Cavs’ loss to the Heat below.
LeBron James: B+
It wasn’t quite the triple-double performance we’ve been used to over the last month and at times it appeared as though he was simply going through the motions, but nonetheless, LeBron still put up 18 points, six rebounds, and seven assists.
Rodney Hood: B
Hood had a few great drives to the bucket, attacking efficiently in one-on-one situations, but left much to be desired on the defensive end.
Jose Calderon: B
Calderon played a typical Calderon game; battling on defense, taking smart shots, and running the offense. He was the lone player for Cleveland that played consistently all night.
Tristan Thompson: B-
One of the few positives to take from this game was Thompson’s perseverance on the glass, as he finished with 13 rebounds (five offensive rebounds). He provided the Cavs with several extra possessions and great energy.
Larry Nance Jr.: B-
Nance finished with 10 rebounds, but made little impact on the game in his 18 minutes.
George Hill: C+
Incredibly little production from Hill on both sides of the ball outside of a beautiful alley-oop pass to LeBron.
Jordan Clarkson: C+
He took more than enough bad shots, but had just as many impressive drives to the basket.
Jeff Green: C
It was (another) off night shooting-wise for Green, who went 2-10. There are two versions of Jeff Green in 2018, and unfortunately, the one with little confidence showed up.
JR Smith: C-
Smith was nonexistent in this game. Only four total shots and was practically invisible all evening.
Kevin Love: W
Love only played a total of seven minutes before leaving with an injury after being hit in the mouth by Jordan Mickey early in the first quarter.