Many fans of the Cleveland Cavaliers were very worried on Sunday night as their team lagged behind Detroit for a long stretch of the game.
Was Cleveland really going to lose to the Pistons?
But the fans breathed a sigh of relief as the game came to a close and it became more clear that the Cavaliers were going to pull out a win.
This was mostly because one of the team’s biggest stars, Donovan Mitchell, burst out in a big way in the fourth quarter.
Donovan Mitchell dropped 14 PTS in Q4 to lead the @cavs to the comeback win on the road!
Spida: 32 PTS, 5 REB
Evan Mobley: 20 PTS, 13 REB
Garland: 19 PTS, 10 AST
— NBA (@NBA) November 28, 2022
Mitchell scored 14 points in the fourth quarter on Sunday, leading the Cavaliers to an important comeback win.
In the end, he scored 32 points and 5 rebounds, alongside Evan Mobley who scored a double-double with 20 points and 13 rebounds, and Darius Garland earned his own double-double of 19 points and 10 assists.
The Cavaliers experienced their rough patch a few weeks ago but they have gotten it together lately and are now one of the best teams in the East.
With a 13-7 record, the Cavaliers are currently the third team in the East, behind just the Boston Celtics and Milwaukee Bucks.
This is exactly what fans of the teams were hoping for when Mitchell was traded to the Cavs during the summer.
Sure enough, Mitchell is the biggest star on the team right now, averaging 30.1 points, 4.2 rebounds, and 5.2 assists.
Meanwhile, Garland is securing 23.3 points, 2.1 rebounds, and 7.9 assists while Mobley is scoring 14.8 points, 8.8 rebounds, and 2.4 assists.
The team is deeper and stronger than it has been in years.
Indeed, this is the best version of the Cavs we have seen since the days of LeBron James.
Mitchell is a huge part of the team’s success and if he keeps playing as he has been, they will continue to dominate in the East.