Cavs defeat Magic, win third straight game
The Cavs managed to win their third consecutive game, coming out victorious 103-92 over the visiting Orlando Magic.
It was a triumphant night for the Cleveland Cavaliers as they took on the Orlando Magic at home. Even without Darius Garland the Cavs were able to take care of business, winning by 11 points. Cleveland was in control for most of the game as the last time they trailed was late in the 2nd quarter. Orlando’s slim four-point lead did not last as the Cavs rallied and did not look back as they blew past the Magic. Very few teams can withstand a Cavalanche and it is quite clear the Magic are not one of them.
The difference between the Cavs and Magic came down to the three-point and free throw lines. Cleveland was 10-33 and 21-30 respectively while Orlando was 6-24 and 16-21. The advantage for Cleveland here made up for Orlando outscoring the Cavs in the paint 54-46.
All five Cavaliers starters scored in double-digits with Evan Mobley’s 20 points leading the way. Jarrett Allen turned in one of his nightly double-doubles, finishing with 18 points and 16 rebounds. Making the most of his first start of the season was Dean Wade, scoring 12 points on 4-7 from three-point range.
Cedi Osman’s hot start to the season continued, scoring 14 points (5-12) in 31 minutes. Osman has scored in double-digits off the bench in every game this season. While track record says that a correction is coming, getting this type of production while Garland is out has been incredibly helpful.
Donovan Mitchell and Caris LeVert did not have great shooting nights, combining to go 8-31 from the field (4-14 3PT). While they both eclipsed the 10-point mark and combine for 14 assists, the rest of the Cavs were able to overcome this inefficient night from the floor.