It’s been up-and-down for the Cleveland Cavaliers all season long and the team is currently 10th in the East with a 5-6 record.
They just concluded a four-game road trip, where they earned two wins and two losses.
Following Wednesday night’s defeat of the Portland Trail Blazers, Donovan Mitchell said that he’s happy with the progress his team is making but admitted that there are some things they need to “clean up.”
Mitchell told Bally Sports Cleveland that the next stretch of games back in Cleveland will help the Cavaliers get into a better rhythm and experience the love of a home crowd.
Donovan Mitchell said there are a lot of things to clean up, but he's looking forward to getting back to Cleveland and getting a chance to get some momentum.
He wants to play up to his standard and describes the balance it takes.
— Bally Sports Cleveland (@BallySportsCLE) November 16, 2023
The Cavaliers enjoyed their biggest win of the season on Wednesday night, taking down the Blazers 109-95.
Mitchell again led the way with 34 points, 6 rebounds, and 4 assists.
Evan Mobley, Caris LeVert, Max Strus, and Jarrett Allen also helped pave the way for a victory.
Strus was particularly effective and produced a monster dunk, which Mitchell also commented about when speaking to Bally Sports Cleveland.
The Cavaliers have yet to win two games in a row after several weeks of playing and that is a bit troubling for the fanbase.
But now that they will be home for an extended amount of time, with just one road game next week, they could cobble together an impressive string of wins.
Next up, they will square off against the Detroit Pistons and Denver Nuggets before flying off to play the Philadelphia 76ers and then having five games back at home in Cleveland.
Mitchell said the team is moving in the right direction; will they keep that up while playing at home?