The Cleveland Cavaliers (hereafter referred to as Cleveland) caught both rabbits: rest and victory for their main guards.
Cleveland defeated the Detroit Pistons by 113-85 and 28 points in the regular league home game of the 2022-23 NBA season held at the Rocky Mortgage Fieldhouse in Cleveland, Ohio, USA on the morning of the 9th (Korean time). With this, Cleveland continued its 4-game winning streak with 35-22, and Detroit took a step further with the Victor Wembanyama race.
Cleveland made up for the gap between Darius Garland and Donovan Mitchell in this game with Howl Neto’s 14 points, 8 assists and 4 steals. Jarrett Allen, a frontcourt resource, made a big success with 20 points and 14 rebounds (7OBR), and Evan Mobley with 19 points, 8 rebounds (3OBR) and 3 assists. Detroit’s Boyan Bogdanovic struggled with 15 points, 3 rebounds and 3 assists, but the team lost.
Cleveland launched an attack that made use of Xinjiang’s advantage from the first quarter. As a result, Allen and Mobley combined for 21 points and 7 rebounds in the quarter alone and produced a 22-8 score run. Detroit was unable to counterattack and ended the first quarter with a 14-32, 18-point lead.
Detroit seemed to take a lead in the bench lineup battle at the beginning of the second quarter, but allowed Lamar Stevens to score little by little. In addition, Karis Lebert and Neto, who came out as starting guards, scored directly and produced runaway points. Nevertheless, Detroit succeeded in chasing with an 11-point lead, 40-51, thanks to Bogdanovic’s hard work.
Detroit continued its momentum in the second quarter with the performance of ‘rookie’ Jaylen Duren and Bogdanovic’s score in the third quarter. Cleveland allowed a chase down the chin, but Ricky Rubio completely turned the tide. Rubio helped his teammates score with a stable reading. As a result, Cleveland entered the fourth quarter with a 76-66, 10-point lead.
Cleveland completely destroyed Detroit, who lost momentum as soon as the fourth quarter began. In particular, Lebert became the vanguard and made Detroit’s advanced defense useless. Eventually, Cleveland hit the leave button two minutes before the end of the game. 먹튀검증
Afterwards, Cleveland added a rare 3-point shot by Robin Lopez to win over Detroit by 113-85, 28 points.