Cavs give up 22 3-pointers in Home Opener Loss

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CLEVELAND -- Atlanta Hawks' first round pick Trae Young had himself a night, scoring 35 points with 11 assists. Young got off to a slow start shooting, but then got in a groove, knocking down 6 three pointers. Kent Bazemore added another 23 points in the rout of the Cavaliers. 

Defense was once again the main problem for the Cavs as they lose their 3rd straight game to open the season. The Cavaliers gave up 40 or more points in a quarter twice tonight. The main issue for the Cavs defense against the Hawks was lack of switching on screens, which led to an unbelievable 22 3-pointers given up. 

Jordan Clarkson led all Cavaliers in scoring with 19 points off of the bench, shooting 7-12 from the field. Love struggled to find quality shots, scoring on 6 of his 19 shot attempts. Collin Sexton was out dueled by fellow rookie point guard Trae Young, only scoring 4 points off of a 2-11 shooting night. 

The Cavs will look for their first win of the season on Wednesday, October 24th against the Brooklyn Nets. Tip-off set for 7:00 pm at Quicken Loans Arena. 

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