The Cleveland Cavaliers took on the Atlanta Hawks on Monday night and it was quite a game to watch.
All eyes were on the match before it started because both teams battling for supremacy in the East.
While neither sits atop the Eastern Conference right now, they are two of the youngest, most exciting teams in the entire NBA, and it is assumed that they will have to face off against each other later in the season, perhaps in the playoffs.
Plus, everyone wants an answer to a huge, burning question: which team’s backcourt is better?
At the end of the first quarter: #Cavs backcourt – 24 points #Hawks backcourt – 13 points
This obviously settles the whole debate, right?
— Chris Fedor (@ChrisFedor) November 22, 2022
Well, after the first quarter, the answer was clear: the Cavaliers’ backcourt had 24 points while the Hawks’ backcourt had 13, as pointed out by Chris Fedor.
And Cleveland was leading 38-26 after the first frame.
Atlanta certainly has one of the best backcourts in the league and fans should be very happy with it – but has Cleveland outdone them?
Mitchell & Garland Unite
This is exactly what the team’s front office was expecting this summer when they worked hard to land Donovan Mitchell.
He was already one of the best guards in the league and the thought of him playing alongside Darius Garland sounded too good to be true.
With their skills combined, along with a strong frontcourt consisting of Jarrett Allen and Evan Mobley, could be unstoppable.
So far, the team’s backcourt is really as special as expected.
Mitchell is averaging 29.8 points a game while Garland is averaging 23.9.
And they really are playing well together, reading the floor, each other, and the rest of their squad with ease.
The Cavaliers now have an 11-6 record after Monday night’s win, powered by the efforts of Mitchell (29 points) and Garland (26 points).
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