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Cleveland Cavaliers Overcome Serious Injury Concerns to Stun Dallas Mavericks with 113-110 Victory

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The Cleveland Cavaliers defeated the Dallas Mavericks 113 – 110 on Wednesday. This was the first time they faced each other this season. The Cavs are on a dream run even without Darius Garland, Donovan Mitchell, and Evan Mobley. The Cavaliers won against the Mavericks overcoming a 20-point deficit.

The Cavs won 5 of their last 6 games including two away wins, despite missing out on some big names. Jarrett Allen delivered a masterclass performance with 24 points and 23 rebounds. This made him the seventh player to score 20 points and 20 rebounds in a single NBA game this season. Caris LeVert came off the bench to score 29 points.

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Georges Niang, who also came off the bench produced 16 points. Isaac Okoro also produced 22 points for the Cavs. Though Luka Donicic’s heroics gave the Mavericks some hope as he cut the Cavalier’s lead in half in the dying seconds of the game, they still fell short as Max Strus blocked Seth Curry’s would-be game-tying attempt.

Luka Donicic was on a roll he had his third consecutive game scoring at least 39 points, Luka Donicic delivered a 50-point performance against the Suns. Donicic produced 39 points, 6 assists, and 7 rebounds against the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Maverick’s defense was completely disoriented and lacked effort. Many fans blamed the Mavs defense for their loss.

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How long will the Cavaliers miss out on their star players?

Donovan Mitchell has been suffering from an illness that made him miss the last four games for the Cavaliers. The Cavs announced right before the game that Mitchell will be unavailable against the Mavericks. Darius Garland on the other hand is recovering from a broken Jaw. He ran into a screen from Kristaps Porzingis during their loss against The  Boston Celtics. Garland is a primary ball handler who acts as an architect On the pitch for the Cavaliers, making him one of the most important members of the squad. Evan Mobley Cavs big man in the defense will be sidelined for 6-8 weeks after undergoing arthroscopic surgery on his left knee.  

As per reports:  

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“Cavaliers forward/center Evan Mobley will have arthroscopic left knee surgery at Cleveland Clinic Sports Healthy on Monday, December 18 to remove a loose body. Recent imaging and a series of treatment and rehabilitation confirmed that surgery was the best option to alleviate the discomfort in the knee. Mobley has missed the Cavaliers previous four games and is expected to be out approximately six to eight weeks. His status will be updated as appropriate.” 

Cleveland Cavaliers certainly have the potential to go a long way this season, even though they are dealing with multiple injury issues they have won 5 of their last six matches and currently sit seventh in the Eastern Conference. 

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Bishal Roy
Bishal Roy
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