----- Donovan Mitchell finished with a game-high 34 points and Jarrett Allen dropped a double-double with 24 points and 13 rebounds as the Cleveland Cavaliers handed the Trail Blazers their fourth-straight loss 114-96 Wednesday night at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland, OH.
The Cleveland Cavaliers made turkeys out of the Portland Trail Blazers Wednesday night at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland.
Donovan Mitchell scored a game-high 34 points, Jarrett Allen recorded a double-double with 24 points and 13 points, and Darius Garland scored 24 points and dished out 13 assists as the Blazers dropped their fourth-straight game 114-96.
The Cavs connected on 55.4% of their field goals including 12-of-27 from beyond-the-arc.
Going into the night, Portland was 22nd in the NBA in turnovers. Wednesday proved no better as the Blazers committed 17 turnovers leading to 24 points for the Cavs.
Jusuf Nurkic had 22 points and six rebounds, and Jerami Grant scored 21 points for the Trail Blazers, who have lost four straight. Anfernee Simons scored 14 of his 20 points in the fourth quarter and had six assists.
“I think the guys’ mood is good, especially to be in the tough spot we are now,” Trail Blazers coach Chauncey Billups said. “We’re scrapping and we’re positive and we’ll keep at it.”
The Cavs controlled the game throughout leading 57-48 at halftime and maintained at least a two-possession advantage in the second half.
“We came in with the energy to compete and this crowd, man, they’re here cheering for us every night,” said Allen. “I’m thankful for all my teammates and our fans.”
Up Next- The Trail Blazers head to New York to meet the Knicks on Friday. The game is scheduled to tip off at 4:30 PM.
Chad's Take- Turnovers and slippage on defense powering the Blazers four-game losing streak.