LeVert’s 21+6 Cavaliers send the Suns to a 4-game losing streak
The NBA regular season continues in the 2022-23 season, and the Cleveland Cavaliers (25 wins and 14 losses) continue their winning streak. LeVert scored 21 points and 6 rebounds, Mitchell scored 20 points, 6 rebounds and 9 assists, they led the team to a counterattack in the second half, Mobley hit the winning goal, Bridges missed the equalizer, the Cavaliers The team beat the Phoenix Suns 90-88 at home (20 wins and 19 losses). The Cavaliers won 3 consecutive victories, and the Suns suffered 4 consecutive losses.
LeVert of the Cavaliers had 21 points and 6 rebounds, Mitchell had 20 points, 6 rebounds and 9 assists, Neto had 14 points and Osman had 12 points. Paul of the Suns had 25 points, 4 rebounds and 8 assists, Ayton had 15 points and 18 rebounds, Shamet had 14 points and 4 rebounds, Bridges had 10 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists. With 2 assists, Saric scored 10 points and 4 rebounds.
Garland of the Cavaliers continues to be absent. After the start of the game, the Suns turned their backs and quickly took a 10-4 lead. Mitchell and Love scored 4 points each, and the Cavaliers countered with 9 points to overtake. Payne responded with 4 points, Neto made a breakthrough, and the Cavaliers ended the first quarter with a 1 point lead 15-14.
The Suns chased 4 points in a row to start the second quarter, and they regained the lead. After that, the two teams each played several offenses. Paul, Ayton and Shamet took turns to score. At 3 minutes and 55 seconds before halftime, the Suns led 34-25 by 9 points. Mitchell hit back with a three-pointer, Paul, Ayton and Shamet scored in turn, and the Suns stretched their advantage to 10 points. LeVert hit a three-pointer, Paul made a three-pointer no less, and the Suns entered the halftime break with a 43-33 lead of 10 points.
The Suns’ Paul scored 13 points in the first half; the Cavaliers’ Mitchell scored 11 points.
Bridges made a free throw to kick off the third quarter. Okoro made a three-pointer and Mobley scored 4 points with free throws. He led the team to fight back with 8 points to overtake. Sharic and Ayton worked together, and they jointly played a 10-2 offensive climax. With 5 minutes and 55 seconds left in the third quarter, the Suns led by 11 points 54-43. Osman responded with a three-pointer, Bridges made a breakthrough, and Neto remained aggressive and scored 8 points, which helped the Cavaliers narrow the gap to 2 points. Paul made a three-pointer at the buzzer from the left wing, and the Suns led by 5 points 64-59 at the end of the three quarters.
After the start of the last quarter, LeVert performed well, scoring 9 points in a row to tie the game at 70. Paul maintained an aggressive counterattack with 6 points, Shamet made a three-pointer, and the Suns led 79-72 in 5 minutes of the fourth quarter. After the Cavaliers timeout, Mitchell and Osman each scored three points, and the Cavaliers chased to 82-83. After the Suns timeout, Ayton hit a hook, LeVert and Mitchell each scored a three-pointer, and the Cavaliers took an 88-85 lead. Shamet tied with a three-pointer, Mobley hit a jumper, and the Cavaliers led 90-88 with 4 seconds left in the fourth quarter. After the Suns suspended, Bridges missed the equalizer, and they narrowly lost by 2 points.
Suns starting lineup: Paul, Shamet, Bridges, Saric, Ayton
Cavaliers starting lineup: Mitchell, LeVert, Okoro, Mobley, Allen