The Cleveland Cavaliers are starting to find their identity, earning a statement win versus the Nuggets in a 121-109 contest. Cleveland notches their seventh win on the season, bringing their record to 7-6. Denver dropped their second straight game, dropping their record to 9-4.
The Cavaliers won their second straight game to end the mini-home stretch. Cleveland enters a tough stretch of three games versus Philadelphia, Miami and Los Angeles. The team is hitting their stride at the right time following a win over the defending champions.
Darius Garland led the way for the Cavs, scoring a game-high 26 points, along with six assists. Evan Mobley and Craig Porter also boasted solid performances. Mobley posted a 16-point, 10-rebound double-double, while Porter poured in 21 points off the bench.
Cleveland managed their most complete offensive performance of the season, scoring a new season-high in points with 121. The Cavaliers shot an impressive 55% from the field.
Despite the win, injury concerns are still a problem for the Cavaliers. Donovan Mitchell, Caris LeVert, and Isaac Okoro were all out and the team will certainly hope to get them back soon. Cleveland has been no stranger to playing less than 100 percent but is finding its footing at the right time.
The Cavaliers look ahead to a key matchup versus the 76ers on Tuesday night. Philadelphia has been playing like a top team following the James Harden trade, boasting a 10-3 record to start the season. Cleveland will have to find ways to contain the duo of Joel Embiid and Tyrese Maxey as they look to extend their win streak to three games. A big win over Philadelphia will surely boost the confidence of a Cavaliers team looking to build some momentum following a slow start.
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