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).