NBA: Donovan Mitchell, Jarrett Allen carry Cavaliers over Blazers | Inquirer Sports

NBA: Donovan Mitchell, Jarrett Allen carry Cavaliers over Blazers

/ 03:10 PM November 24, 2022

Donovan Mitchell Cavaliers NBA

FILE – Donovan Mitchell #45 of the Cleveland Cavaliers brings the ball up court during the third quarter against the Portland Trail Blazers at Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse on November 23, 2022 in Cleveland, Ohio. The Cavaliers defeated the Trail Blazers 114-96. Jason Miller/Getty Images/AFP 

Donovan Mitchell scored a game-high 34 points while Jarrett Allen had 24 points and 13 rebounds to lead the Cleveland Cavaliers past the visiting Portland Trail Blazers, 114-96, on Wednesday night.

For Mitchell, it was his 10th game of at least 30 points this season. Cleveland point guard Darius Garland scored 24 points and directed the offense with 12 assists to lead the Cavaliers to a four-game sweep of their homestand.


Jusef Nurkic had 22 points while Jerami Grant added 21 for the Trail Blazers, who dropped their second straight on a four-game road trip and fourth straight overall.


Anfernee Simons added 20 points for Portland, which played their second straight game without star guard Damian Lillard, who is out with a strained soleus muscle in his lower right leg.

The Cavaliers sprinted out to a 16-point lead early in the second quarter thanks to red-hot shooting from the field.

Grant picked up the slack with Lillard out, scoring 15 points in the second on 4-of-6 shooting from the field for Portland.

Trailing 21-19, Cleveland scored the final nine points of the first quarter to take a 28-21 lead. Garland hit a pair of 3-pointers to open the second quarter to push the lead to 34-21.

Portland used a 9-0 run to cut a 15-point deficit to six, 73-67, before Garland and Allen led the Cavaliers on a surge that carried them to an 87-75 lead after three.

Defense carried the Cavaliers in the fourth quarter as they held Portland scoreless on six straight possessions, allowing Cleveland to expand the lead to 20, 97-77, with 7:27 remaining.

The Blazers managed to cut the lead down to nine, 100-91, on Simons’ 31-foot 3 with 4:35 remaining. But Cleveland responded with the next six points, including a Mitchell dunk with 3:11 left.


NBA: Cavaliers run winning streak to three by beating Hawks

NBA: Darius Garland, Cavaliers survive Hornets in 2 OTs

Your subscription could not be saved. Please try again.
Your subscription has been successful.

Subscribe to our daily newsletter

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.

TAGS: Cleveland Cavaliers, Donovan Mitchell, NBA

© Copyright 1997-2024 | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.