The Crazy Cleveland Series
Faraj Benlahoucine, Media365: published on Sunday, December 19, 2021 at 09:46 a.m.
Victorious on the Milwaukee floor last night in the NBA, Cleveland signed a 6th straight victory and moved to 3rd place in the Eastern Conference.
Last night at the Fisery Forum, Cleveland beat the odds, creating a surprise against Milwaukee. On the floor of the defending champion, theOhio players impressed with their mastery and especially by the gap of almost 30 points at the final buzzer (90-119). A master stroke inflicted on Giannis Antetokounmpo and his family. The Greek star was reduced to the bare minimum with just 7 points and 4 rebounds in just over 25 minutes on the pitch.
The Love-Rubio duo does the job
Cavaliers side, we flew to the score in the first quarter with a comfortable advantage (20-34) which held and which even extended over the course of the meeting. Turkish Cedi Osman finished top scorer with 23 points, well supported by Darius Garland and his 22 units. But the performances of two thirties also caught the eye of observers. Kevin Love, 2016 franchise champion during the LeBron James era, split 15 points. A habit taken for three meetings. Three days earlier during the river success acquired at the expense of Houston (124-89) he had also reached this bar. And five days earlier, in the victory against Miami (105-94), he had finished top scorer of the match with 23 points.
6th win in a row and 3rd place in the East
Ricky Rubio is not to be outdone with him also 15 points scored last night and a nice double-double thanks to his 10 assists. His fine line of statistics is complemented defensively by a block and three interceptions. In line with his performance three days earlier during which he had delivered twelve offerings to his partners. Thanks in part to this shocking duo, Cleveland has gotten into the habit of finishing its games with more than 100 points. This is the 14th time in a row that they have passed this symbolic level. But the most important is obviously elsewhere with their 6th victory in a row in the NBA recorded last night. A nice revenge against Milwaukee where they had bitten the dust before starting this series (112-104). A cold revenge dislodging the Bucks from the top podium of the Eastern Conference where the Ohio franchise has just risen. And it may not be over, a victory next night on the Atlanta floor would open the doors to 2nd place, to the detriment of Chicago.