Entering Friday’s home game against the Milwaukee Bucks, the Cavaliers were the only team in the league to have fewer wins at home (five) than on the road (six).
Granted, they’ve played nine more road games than home games, a trend that will correct itself now that they’re in a stretch of playing 10 of 12 games at home. But their dismal 5-12 home record is second worst in the NBA behind the Charlotte Bobcats (5-18).
Cavs coach Byron Scott doesn’t have many theories as to why the team struggles so badly at home.
“It doesn’t make sense,” Luke Walton said. “Especially with a young team like we are. Playing at home in front of your own crowd, those are the close games you’re supposed to win. In all the years that I’ve played basketball, it doesn’t make sense to me. Hopefully, we’ll fix that this second half of the season.”