The Cleveland Cavaliers made easy work of the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday night, beating that team, 113-85.
Cleveland was the favorite for the win, with most betting markets predicting victory for the surging Cavaliers team.
But few people thought the margin of victory would be so huge, even with the 76ers lacking a few star players.
Caris LeVert and Darius Garland combined for 43 PTS to lead the @cavs to the win!
LeVert: 22 PTS, 6 REB, 4 AST
Darius Garland: 21 PTS, 9 AST
Donovan Mitchell: 18 PTS, 6 REB, 2 STL
— NBA (@NBA) December 1, 2022
As for the Cavs, the usual suspects were doing quite well.
LeVert has been experiencing some ups and down so far this season but Wednesday night was a chance for him to shine bright again and show his All-Star potential.
Caris Continues To Impress
So far this season, LeVert is averaging 11.9 points, 4.7 rebounds, and 4.7 assists.
He has been given more responsibility on the team, starting in 14 of his 18 games.
The Cavs’ coaching staff sees great potential in LeVert and they can imagine him being a starting player if he continues to improve.
LeVert has been signed to a few teams since joining the team league back in 2016, playing for the Brooklyn Nets and Indiana Pacers before heading to Cleveland.
The 28-year-old guard is looking to again prove his abilities and his importance to the team.
He doesn’t always have nights like Wednesday which makes it all the more important and impressive.
If the Cavaliers hope to make it far into the playoffs, they need to have more than just Garland, Donovan Mitchell, and others cleaning up on the floor.
Other guys, like LeVert, need to step up and perform regularly in order to have Cleveland really reach their full potential.