The Cleveland Cavaliers were a letdown last night against the Houston Rockets as they saw a 20-point first half lead slowly disappear en route to a 106-100 loss.

Despite playing without LeBron James, who sat out the night in order to rest his body, the Cavs came out and executed well on both ends, ending the first half, 59-40. However, the team went back to its bad habits and FOX Sports Ohio’s Austin Carr broke down the sad story that transpired inside the Quicken Loans Arena.

Like a broken record, Cleveland relegated to playing more isolation ball down the stretch, and it made them miss out on utilizing Kevin Love’s presence down low. The lack of physicality and aggressiveness were also apparent, and the points in the paint score, 52-26 in favor of the Rockets, somehow gives a glimpse of those shortcomings.

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It cannot be emphasized further how badly this team needs to find consistency and be able to finish games strong. They only got a handful of games to do so before the real battle starts.