The Cleveland Cavaliers saw Donovan Mitchell brawl with Dillon Brooks
The route was on for the Cleveland Cavaliers after Memphis Grizzlies perimeter player Dillon Brooks intentionally struck Donovan Mitchell in his little Mithcells. That scrum, which happened i the final few minutes of the third quarter, saw the Cavs up by just five. Mitchell had a hurt groin and was having a bad shooting night. Brooks went up for the ball and had his shot turned away by Evan Mobley.
Brooks flopped to the ground, looked at Mitchell, and then proceeded to roll over in an overly dramatic fashion so he could slam his forearm into Michell’s groin. This started a scuffle between the two men that was broken up before any real damage could be done. Both men were rightfully ejected, as Mitchell threw the ball at Brooks post-strike and then tried to start a brawl with him.
Yet, while Mitchell was tossed, it was the catalyst the team needed to take control of the game. Darius Garland couldn’t miss from three, Jarrett Allen was the swiss army knife of the team, and Ricky Rubio turned into Steph Curry and started raining three balls down on everyone. And then Cedi Osman, in for the injured Caris LeVert, went off on the Grizzlies whenever he was on the floor, dropping 21 on great efficiency.
The Cavaliers won the game 128-113 and moved to 32-22 on the season. Mitchell may be out a game or two longer due to a pending suspension but that hasn’t been announced as of this write-up.
Cleveland Cavaliers top 3 vs. the Memphis Grizzlies
1 Point – Jarrett Allen and Ricky Rubio
38 minutes, 18 points, 11 rebounds 4 assists, 2 steals, 2 blocks, +20 BPM
21 minutes, 13 points, 4 assists, 2 rebounds, 2 steals +15 BPM
2 Points – Cedi Osman
32 minutes, 21 points, 4 assists, 2 steals, +20 BPM
3 Points – Darius Garland
33 minutes, 32 points, 11 assists, +15 BPM
Cavs Top 3 Seasonal Standings
- Darius Garland – 64 Points
- Donovan Mitchell –54 Points
- Evan Mobley – 42 points
- Cedi Osman – 36 points
- Jarrett Allen – 33 points
- Caris LeVert & Kevin Love – 20 Points
- Isaac Okoro – 15 Points
- Dean Wade – 4 Points
- Ricky Rubio – 3 points
- Lamar Stevens & Raul Neto – 2 Points