LThe current classification, East quarters with 8-5, summarizes in part one of the most successful stories of this start of the season. But it is not the only thing. Not even the most important thing. What is most striking in the campaign carried out by the Cavs It is their game, their defense, the sensations with which the matches end, the good vibes there is in the workforce and the room for improvement they have to build a candidate team project.
With young people like Darius Garland, Evan Moblet, Jarrett Allen and Lauri Markkanen, the Cavs are a team of the future, a power under construction. But the center of it all is a veteran player named Ricky Rubio.
In the summer, the forecasts pointed to Cleveland being a bridge team for Ricky looking for another destination. Now these Cavs are Ricky’s team. “he is our leader“said Darius Garland the hero of the triumph against the Celtics, after the comeback of 19 points against in the third quarter, and before being interrupted by Rubio himself.
Garland, a major surprise like that of Mobley, on his way to being the best rookie of the season over Cade Cunningham and Jalen Green, expresses what the Cavs locker room thinks: with the leadership of Ricky, to the end of the world.
Few, very few were confident that the Cavs would be able to fight for the Playoffs this year. And maybe they won’t, because the season is very long, but they are laying the foundations for what in the short-term future can be one of the league teams. Built on their aggressive defense, the Cavs are taking much of the spotlight this season. And one of the biggest culprits is its leader, Ricky Rubio.
Results of the day
- Pacers 118-113 Sixers
- Pelicans 112-101 Grizzlies
- Magic 92-104 Wizards
- Raptors 121-127 Pistons
- Cavs 91-89 Celtics
- Clippers 129-102 Timberwolves
It was not a particularly rich night in individual performances, so among the best of the night is the match of Justin Holiday. The player of the Pacers, which facilitated the triumph of his team against the Sixers, 118-113, he went up to 27 points with a huge success in the triple, 6 of 8 and in the field goals, 9 of 11.
The of Holiday It was one of the best nights of his professional career, only surpassed by the 30 points he achieved in 2018-19 playing with the Grizzlies against the Mavs, or in 2016 when he was part of the Bulls.
Remember the cap of LeBron James a Andre Iguodala in the 2016 Finals in a Cavs vs. Warriors? Then Evan Mobleand I paid tribute by sinking Jayson Tatum as in his day he did ‘The King’. The Rookie traveled the entire track to deny the basket of the ‘Celtic’ in full comeback of the Cavs. A sample of the defense that has been installed in Cleveland as it is of identity.
Today we highlight two played, and the second, a triple very, very far and very, very difficult, it is not even Curry ni de Lillard not even from an NBA player. The Magic mascot, Stuff, this luxury was marked in the Orlando – Washington.