The Cleveland Cavaliers are 17-10 this season. This is second in the Central Division and third in the Eastern Conference. The Cavs are 6-4 in their last ten games. They have a matchup against the San Antonio Spurs on the road tonight. Over the weekend, Cleveland proved they are a versatile team and capable of winning in a variety of ways.
On Saturday night, the Cavaliers beat the Thunder at home 110-102. Donovan Mitchell has missed the last two games with a lower leg injury and is questionable again tonight. However, in Saturday’s win, Cleveland’s frontcourt had a field day against OKC. Both Jarrett Allen and Evan Mobley had 20-point double-doubles in the team’s win, proving that Donovan Mitchell doesn’t need 25-30 points every night to be a winning team.
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Allen and Mobley both had double-doubles of 20 points
Against the Thunder on Saturday, Jarrett Allen had 21 points, 11 rebounds and one block. Evan Mobley had 21 points, 12 rebounds and 3 assists in the game. Mobley even knocked down two three-pointers in the win. A double-double from Allen and Mobley was somewhat expected, but it was good to see the two assert their dominance in one game. They don’t always get the chance to attack when they have teammates like Darius Garland and Donovan Mitchell who control their offense like they do.
Allen averaged (14.2) points and Mobley averaged (15.0) per game this season. The last two games have been without Donovan Mitchell and he’s had a chance to contribute more than usual. Cleveland should be happy to see this kind of production from their front talent. It ensures that you can turn it on whenever you want. Mitchell averaged (29.0) and Garland averaged (21.6) points per game, at times taking away production from Allen and Mobley. The Cavs play the Spurs on the road tonight at 8:30 p.m.