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Another victory for some Cavaliers who continue their meteoric rise

Third consecutive victory for the Cleveland Cavaliers who received the San Antonio Spurs (105-92). JB Bickerstaff’s men took the lead in the second quarter and never relinquished the lead. Caris LeVert starts his career in Cleveland on the right foot.

Everything went well for the Cavs in the first game after the transfer that granted them the services of Caris LeVert. The first quarter was the worst moment for the locals, San Antonio entered the match better than its rival and had up to a seven-point lead in the first minutes. However, at the end of the first 12 minutes the result was again even (30-29).

The rest of the game, Cleveland took advantage and knew how to defend it. The Cavs went on to win by up to 22 points during the third quarter. Darius Garland, returning to the starting lineup after missing four games with a back problem, was the man of the match. In just 30 minutes the base went up to 27 points, with 12 of 15 in field goals, and distributed 6 assists.

The especially watched LeVert started off the bench. His performance was rather discreet, he played 28 minutes and finished with 11 points and 2 assists. It was noted that he still needs some time to adapt to the new system. The one who did not disappoint, one more night, was Evan Mobley. He posted another triple-double, his twelfth this season, with 18 points and 12 rebounds.

In visiting key, the Spurs paid for their little success from beyond the goal: 8 of 33 in triples. In addition, they could only get 11 free throws in the entire game. Meanwhile, their opponents were shooting 43% from 3-point range and getting 24 free throw attempts, a notable difference. Dejounte Murray was the best player on the team, but he wasn’t at his best.

a warm welcome

For the first time, Darius Garland was playing a game knowing that he had been selected for the All-Star Game. The Cavaliers point guard was proud of the victory and welcomed the new signing. «Inside the track I felt like an All-Star. It’s great to be back with the teammates and have a new piece (Caris LeVert) with us, “said the star of the team.

The brand new Cavs player also stood with reporters after the game. A native of Columbus, he was returning to Ohio, his home state. “It was like the first day of school. Funny, but I’m glad it’s behind me now. Lots of nerves about going back to Ohio, but it was great. The fans showed me a lot of love, so I’m very grateful for that,” LeVert said.

(Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

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