Cavs’ Osman excels in extended opportunity in finale

Cedi Osman of the Cavaliers, shown going off the bounce against Isaiah Hicks of the Knocks on Wednesday night, posted career highs in points, rebounds, assists and minutes played in the game.

The curtain came down on the 2017-18 regular season for the Cleveland Cavaliers with pretty much a thud, a going-through-the-motions 110-98 loss to the New York Knicks on Wednesday night at Quicken Loans Arena.

However, for one Cavalier, the game proved to be a milestone performance.

Rookie Cedi Osman, closing out the first NBA regular season of his career, posted career-highs in points, rebounds, assists and minutes played in the defeat.

The Turkey native scored 18 points and added seven boards and six dimes in 39 minutes against the Knicks.

Despite the loss, Osman, who has quickly became a fan favorite in Cleveland, knows the playoffs will be a different deal than his initial regular season and that the Cavalier fans will be ready when the first-round series against Indiana begins Sunday at 3:30 p.m. (ABC).

2 Comments on "Cavs’ Osman excels in extended opportunity in finale"

  1. The Cavs/LeBron dont have a good track record of developing talent. Cedi and Zizic should have been playing quality mins all year. The coaching staff keeps saying they play the game the right way we have to find pt for them then they dont play the next ten games.

    The Cavs keep trading their young players and picks for players that were good on other teams but when they come to the Cavs they either dont fit or they dont get the same production.

    Around the league euro players especially big men are doing very well. Cedi and Zizic are going to be good, I hope they stay with the Cavs. Zizic is much better than Thompson

  2. 18-7 in the last regular season game is 4-2 in a playoff game if he plays, and he won’t, unless someone gets hurt. And Tristan’s not playing either unless someone gets hurt. The Cavs have to dump Tristan as quickly as possible. Zizic is primed to take over for him.

    My biggest hope is that Rodney Hood is mentally tough enough to be successful in the playoffs. I don’t think he is. I would not give up on him, he’s a young 25 mentally. Coming up short on every conceivable bunny shot is just playing scared.

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