The Cleveland Cavaliers got their first win over one of their most hated rivals in quite a while.
The Cavs hadn’t taken down the Golden State Warriors since Christmas day, 2016.
And, as it usually does, it took a huge collective effort to get the job done against Stephen Curry and company.
When asked about that, Cavaliers guard/forward Caris LeVert talked about how everybody rallied together to beat them, stating that it took all four quarters to do it (via Bally Sports).
Caris LeVert said the defense won the game tonight for the @cavs.
— Bally Sports Cleveland (@BallySportsCLE) November 6, 2023
LeVert also praised big man Jarrett Allen for the great job he did of getting them second-chance points, adding that the way they dominated the glass was crucial in the win.
Allen’s presence is obviously crucial for J.B. Bickerstaff and his team.
Having him out there next to Evan Mobley gives them one of the most physical frontcourts in the game, as they both have the ability to dominate on both sides of the glass.
The Cavs have gotten some mixed reviews throughout the course of the early portion of the season.
It’s evident that Darius Garland still isn’t fully healthy, and that has also taken a toll on their chances to be at their best.
But with Allen back in the mix and Garland still staying aggressive to try and find ways to help the team out, they should only get better as the season progresses.
Hopefully, they’ll be able to build from this momentum and keep it going on Wednesday when they play the Oklahoma City Thunder.