The Cleveland Cavaliers defeated the Brooklyn Nets on the road on Thursday night by a final score of 116-114, marking the third straight win for the team and the eighth win in the last ten games.
The Cavs trailed the Nets 109-100 with 3:32 left in the game, with the Cavs making a comeback late to cut it to a 114-113 deficit. Donovan Mitchell missed a game-tying free throw with 11 seconds left, which was rebounded by Cleveland. The ball eventually found its way to forward Isaac Okoro, who hit a game-winning three-pointer with 0.7 seconds left to give the Cavs a 116-114 win.
For Cleveland (47-28), guard Donovan Mitchell led the team with 31 points and six rebounds, while forward Evan Mobley also had a big game with 26 points to go along with 16 rebounds and four blocks. Guard Darius Garland scored 13 points with eight assists, while center Jarrett Allen recorded a double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds. Guard Caris LeVert scored 12 points off the bench, while forward Isaac Okoro had 11 points with three three-pointers, with the last one being the game-winner.
For Brooklyn (39-34), forward Mikal Bridges scored a game-high 32 points on 11-19 shooting with six rebounds, while guard Spencer Dinwiddie recorded a double-double with 25 points and 12 assists. Forward Joe Harris scored 15 points with five three-pointers off the bench, forward Royce O’Neale scored 12 points and grabbed eight rebounds off the bench, and center Nic Claxton scored 11 points and grabbed nine rebounds.
The Cavs will be back at home to take on the Houston Rockets on Sunday, March 26th, with tip-off set for 6 p.m.