The Cavs have eight straight wins this season, trailing only Milwaukee in the Eastern Conference .
Cleveland 114- Lakers 100
Donovan Mitchell scored. 33 points and Darius Garland added 24 in the return of Cleveland's dynamic backcourt from injury absences, and the Cavaliers outscored LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers 114-100 for their eighth straight victory on Sunday.
Jarrett Allen added He scored 16 points to back up the Cleveland Guards' last two-man show as the Cavs improved to 8-1, extending their longest winning streak since a 13-game streak in late 2017 during the James' final season with the team.
James scored 27 points, but lost against his hometown Cavaliers for the second time in 19 games during his 20-year NBA career.
took his only other loss came in March 2011 while with Miami. “You always have to have respect for greatness,” said Mitchell, who grew up as a fan of James and the Cavs. “When the best are on the court, you just go out there and try to find a way to compete and get a win. We went out and we were just trying to do what we've been doing, and luckily it was against Bron, but that wasn't a topic of conversation or anything.”
Mitchell stayed in tune with his new team, topping 30 points for the sixth time in eight games.
Cleveland hasn't made the playoffs without James on its roster since 1998, but this current group seems poised to make history of its own.
The Cavs lost They went by 12 in the first half during a slow start that coach JB Bickerstaff blamed. sharply to “LA”, but they walked away easily in the second half.
Memphis 103 – Washington 97
Desmond Bane scored. 28 points, Ja Morant added He had 23 points, nine rebounds and six assists, and the Memphis Grizzlies held on to beat the Washington Wizards 103-97 on Sunday.
After Washington rallied in the third quarter, the teams traded leads early in the quarter. Memphis went on a 9-0 run, with Morant scoring six, and the Grizzlies posted their third straight victory.
The Wizards were without leading scorer Bradley Beal, who was in the league's health and safety protocols, removing 21.6 points and 5.7 assists from Washington's lineup.
Bane fired He went 9-for-16 from the field, while Morant shot 9-for-16 from the field. only nine of 27 shots. Brandon Clarke scored. 16 points on 7 of 8 shooting.
Monte Morris had 18 points for the Wizards, while Rui Hachimura scored 18 points. 15 and was key in a rally from Washington in the third quarter. Kyle Kuzma and Will Barton finished with 12 points apiece.
The Wizards were coming from a 42-point loss to Brooklyn on Friday with Beal playing, while Memphis won. to Charlotte by 31 points. But the Grizzlies' offense was stagnant to open the game on Sunday, allowing him to win. the Wizards an early lead.