Looking to rebuild some momentum after losing two of their last three games, the Cleveland Cavaliers hosted the Philadelphia 76ers, a team that has been ravaged by injuries.
The shorthanded 76ers proved to be an opportune punching bag for the Cavs, as they rolled Doc Rivers‘ men, 113-85.
They shot an impressive 60.8 percent from the field and 51.7 percent from 3-point range, and fans were largely happy with the victory.
This fan feels Cleveland is about to take off.
The Cavs can really have a 12-3 ish month here if they just get healthy, especially cause Rubio should b back soon
— Okoro🐐 (14-8) (@nbanfltwist) December 1, 2022
This fan, however, pushed back when a fellow fan was impressed with how easily the Cavs won, pointing out how shorthanded the Sixers were.
I’m a Cavs fan – they didn’t have Harden or Maxey..Can’t use the injury card in our favor lol
— Isaac Webb (@1playforhim) December 1, 2022
Cleveland has had problems at the wing position, as Isaac Okoro and Caris LeVert have struggled, but both played very well, as Okoro shot 5-of-7 and LeVert went 8-of-11, including 3-of-4 from downtown.
This man feels Okoro should stick to attacking the basket instead of trying to be a 3-point shooter.
@cavs I finally realize that JB has been using okoro wrong 2. Okoro reminds of Iguodala. Not a shooter but a decent slasher with passing ability. When he is on the floor, he is the ball handler. LeVert, Spidaland, Osman & Neto can be put in the corner instead of okoro. #dobetta
— Deion Owens (@owens_deion) December 1, 2022
Defense Fueled Cleveland’s Win
Fans gave Mobley love for his overall game, as he also posted 16 points on 8-of-10 shooting and eight rebounds in 24 minutes.
Evan Mobley went coast to coast then euro stepped on Embiid… 🦄🦄🦄 https://t.co/lutuRcu9zo
— Daniel Ford (@DanielJFord) December 1, 2022
@evanmobley🤐 yes sir keep playing like this
— slimeee (@Jerry440_) December 1, 2022
Evan Mobley took the leap the East is FINISHED
— Dunk it Don (13-8) (4-7) (ALDS) (@DunkItDon) December 1, 2022
Cleveland has a manageable schedule coming up, as it will not play a team that is currently over .500 until it faces the Indiana Pacers on Dec. 16.
The team will not face a contender until Dec. 21 when Giannis Anteotkounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks come to town.