The series continues. Led a good part of the meeting, the Cleveland Cavaliers finally won (100-114) on the Lakers floor on Sunday. The Ohio franchise has an 8th straight win and is keeping pace with Milwaukee, at the top of the Eastern standings (2nd, one more defeat than the Bucks but as many successes in a row).
The Lakers had however immediately taken the lead in the meeting by inflicting a 7-0 on the Cavaliers. Cleveland players even counted up to 12 points behind, but returned to six units (36-30) at the end of the first quarter, thanks in particular to 15 points from Mitchell. But after this joyful start to the match marked by a burning Russell Westbrook, the debates became more messy, like in particular a LeBron James, author of a one-meter airball or missing a dunk completely. At the break, the gap remained the same, however, the Lakers maintaining a six-point lead (64-58).
Mitchell still so inspired
During the third quarter, the Cavaliers, who had recovered their game, started to play at their own pace and came back in front (+7 at the end of the quarter) with a 29-16 over 12 minutes. Back on the floor, they definitely made the hole to finish at +14.
On the Lakers side, Anthony Davis (19 points, 3 assists, 8 rebounds) and LeBron James (27 points, 3 assists, 4 rebounds) maintained theirs, while on the Cavaliers side, backs Darius Garland and Donovan Mitchell finished respectively. with 24 and 33 points. The latter (31.1 points on average this season) confirms his sparkling form. His franchise will try to extend his winning streak, still in Los Angeles, against the Clippers, on the night of Monday to Tuesday (4:30 a.m. French time).