After the historic performance by Donovan Mitchell against the Bulls on Monday, the Cavaliers put the cover back this night against the Suns stuck in a negative spiral in terms of results. Evan Mobley did not have much to shake, and offers Cleveland a success on the wire!
The Suns were hoping to revive in Ohio after 10 losses in 13 games. The Cavaliers wanted to enhance Monday’s historic night against Chicago. After a close start to the game, the Cactus are the ones who negotiate the game best: a rather sluggish first quarter – on both sides moreover – to get into the juice, a second to get into the bacon of the Cavs and create a ten point difference at the break.
In the game ? Chris Paul and Landry Shamet to guide Monty Williams’ troops offensively, still without their leader Devin Booker. In short, a first act negotiated correctly by the visitors, while the house hosts are in more difficulty: Dodo la Miche did not send the same sauce as Monday, and despite the few award-winning shots from Cedi Osman and Caris LeVert, nothing too crunchy to put in your mouth in attack to respond effectively to an opposing game certainly far from perfect, but quite sufficient to switch to the lead at the break.
A visit to the locker room, does that put your ideas back in place? Because for the Cavaliers, it’s yes. Step up overall, while the Suns blame the blow. The game is much messier when it comes to creating things, proof? Only six successful baskets in twelve minutes, yeah it’s clear that it stings. Without Devin Booker, this team confirms once again that it is disoriented.
Now let’s talk about the Cavaliers, because this second act was much more brilliant. Caris LeVert shook the string from the parking lot of the room, always well helped by Cedi Osman and Donovan Mitchell. The all-green guy completes the game with 21 points, 6 rebounds, 2 assists and 2 steals, a nice little performance that delights.
Evan Mobley for the win!!! 🔥pic.twitter.com/3KsWXoc3RK
— TrashTalk (@TrashTalk_fr) January 5, 2023
Ah yes, it’s true that there is Evan Mobley in the title, so let’s talk about it too: it was rather Evan Casper until the last seconds of the match, since the pivot of Cleveland was satisfied this evening with 6 points at 2/9 in shooting… But as Tata Monique would say, quantity does not make quality. 88-88, ten seconds to play… Donovan Mitchell pierces the defense, Mobley comes three meters from the basket. The jumper is well executed, filoche and folded match. The Cavaliers did not offer the greatest basketball possible, but they did the job despite a very dirty start, deserved victory.
Source : ESPN