Game Recap 11/11/23 | Cavaliers Beat The Warriors 118-110

November 12, 2023

Andy Billman

Post-Game Recap

3 Key Factors Around the Victory

1 – Lovely LeVert

It was another big night for Caris LeVert; LeVert was the leading scorer with 22. He also did a great job getting teammates involved and playing pressure defense. 

2 – Green Gone 

Draymond Green picked up his second technical in the 3rd quarter after shoving Donovan Mitchell with his elbow, sending Mitchell flying into the seats. 

3 – FTs and TOs

A significant difference in the game was the free throws as the Cavs made ten more from the line and Cleveland caused 18 turnovers compared to the only nine for the Cavaliers.

Game Summary

Donovan Mitchell outplayed both Golden State and Draymond Green, finishing the game with 21 points, seven rebounds, five assists, and two steals on a night when Green was ejected. The Cleveland Cavaliers secured a 118-110 victory over the Warriors on Saturday.

Despite Stephen Curry’s 30-point effort leading the Warriors, they faced a setback as the fiery forward, Green, was ejected at the 6:23 mark of the third quarter with eight points, five rebounds, and four assists.

The turning point occurred when Green pushed Mitchell out of bounds while Caris LeVert drove for a layup. Mitchell then engaged in a heated interaction with Green, resulting in a personal foul against Mitchell.

Caris LeVert contributed 22 points, and Darius Garland added 19 points, six rebounds, four assists, and five steals in a well-balanced performance by the Cavaliers. Evan Mobley chipped in with 19 points and two steals, contributing to the team’s season-high 13 steals.

This victory marked Cleveland’s first win on the Warriors’ home floor since March 14, 2014, and their first series sweep since 2008-09, following a 115-104 win at home last Sunday.

Stephen Curry’s impressive streak continued, making it 10 straight games with four or more 3-pointers to start the season, a feat never before achieved in NBA history, according to ESPN Stats & Info. Additionally, Curry became the 35th player in NBA history to reach 22,000 career points.

Despite a strong start by Curry, the Cavaliers built a significant lead of 68-52 at halftime. Green’s 3-pointer in the first half brought the Warriors within 40-38, but the Cavs responded with a 14-2 run, forcing a Warriors timeout.

Warriors coach Steve Kerr had challenged his team to improve their transition defense, inspired by his son Nicholas’ first win guiding the G League Santa Cruz Warriors. Kerr, proud as a father, acknowledged expressing frustration with the referees during the game.

The Warriors had a strong start, securing five offensive rebounds by the 4:52 mark of the opening quarter, emphasizing a point from Cavaliers coach J.B. Bickerstaff. Green earned his first technical of the night with 7:46 before halftime, bringing his season total to a team-high three technicals.

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