CLEVELAND (AP) — Cedi Osman tied his profession excessive with 29 factors whereas making all seven of his photographs from behind the arc and the Cleveland Cavaliers constructed a 40-point lead on their option to a 122-99 rout of the Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday night time.
All-Star starter Donovan Mitchell had 11 factors in his return for Cleveland after lacking three video games with a strained groin. The Cavaliers by no means trailed adn took their largest lead of the season at 82-42 on Jarrett Allen’s first 3-pointer since Nov. 5, 2021.
The Clippers had gained 5 in a row. They opted to not gown ahead Kawhi Leonard and guards Paul George and Reggie Jackson, all of whom performed Saturday in a victory in Atlanta. Formally, George and Leonard had been reported as being out due to proper knee hassle and Jackson has a sore proper Achilles.
Turkey nationwide workforce member Osman made 11 of 13 photographs on Turkish Heritage Night time at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. The Cavaliers have one of the best residence document within the East at 21-5.
Darius Garland had 16 factors and 10 assists for Cleveland.
Brandon Boston Jr. scored 24 factors and Moses Brown had 13 factors and 16 rebounds for Los Angeles. Rookie Jason Preston from Ohio College had season highs of 12 factors and eight rebounds.
The efficiency was in stark distinction to Cleveland’s 120-114 residence loss to Golden State 9 days earlier, when the Warriors sat Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Draymond Inexperienced and Andrew Wiggins.
Allen had 15 factors and eight rebounds, and Evan Mobley added 9 factors and 9 boards. The Cavaliers had misplaced 4 of their earlier six, however remained fifth within the East.
Los Angeles is 1-1 on a six-game highway journey that ends Feb. 6 in Brooklyn. The Clippers missed 16 of their first 17 3-pointers and completed 2 of 19 past the arc.
The Cavaliers’ largest victory margin within the sequence was 111-79, set on Jan. 19, 1971, towards the then-Buffalo Braves.
Clippers coach Tyronn Lue took the Cavaliers to 3 straight NBA Finals appearances, successful their lone championship in 2016. F Kevin Love and Osman are the one remaining Cleveland gamers who performed for Lue.
“While you lose LeBron (James) and Kyrie (Irving), often it’s going to take a very long time to get again,” stated Lue, who went 128-83 in 4 seasons with the Cavaliers. “To be the place they’re now, they’ve executed a fantastic job placing collectively this workforce.
“It began with the commerce for Jarrett Allen, which was out of this world, and getting Donovan Mitchell this 12 months took them to the following stage.”
Clippers: G Terance Mann had the one help by a Los Angeles starter within the first half. … F Marcus Morris (bruised rib) missed his third consecutive sport and F Robert Covington (private causes) sat out his second in a row. G John Wall (stomach soreness) has not performed since Jan. 13 towards Denver. … Two-way C Moses Brown got here off the bench after spending the earlier six video games with Ontario within the G League.
Cavaliers: Love (low again spasms) was inactive for the third straight sport. He has missed six complete contests with the harm because the begin of December. … G Dylan Windler (proper ankle sprain) has but to play this season. … Cleveland should win its subsequent sport to complete a successful document for the fourth consecutive month. It hasn’t began the season with 4 straight successful months since 2015-2016.
Clippers: Go to Chicago on Tuesday night time.
Cavaliers: Host Miami on Tuesday night time.
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