The Cleveland Cavaliers has finally had a home win by defeating the Atlanta Hawks 127-105 on Wednesday, 12,2020.
Cavaliers win from the efforts of the team; Tristan Thompson, who scored 27 points and got 11 rebounds, Larry Nance Jr. also got the highest score of his career with 23 points. It is an excellent win for Cleveland’s team as they end a 12-game home losing chain.
Andre Drummond scored 14 points with 15 rebounds. Detriot traded Drummond at the deadline to Cleveland, has a double-double with the Cavaliers so far.
Meanwhile, before the win, Cleveland was already heading towards being the worst home loss in franchise’s history, with 133-92 defeat by the Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday 9, 2020. This is there first win at home since December 23, 2019, after beating the Hawks.
Cleveland Cavaliers’ coach, John Beilein in his remarks, said, “It’s a happy locker room again,” “It’s been a long time in Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse for us to have a happy locker room.”
Thompson had three 3-pointers, a career-high in the 6-foot-9 center. Before then, he had participated in the shootaround with his team and had a long-range shooting contest with Nance and Drummond.
Moreover, Nance played in played place of Kelvin Love, who had an injury. He had 12 rebounds while Collin Sexton, who joined the Rising Stars roster this week, scored 23 points.
Hence, the Cleveland Cavaliers who lost 13-14 overall in the game went ahead midway with the first quarter to lead by 23 points in the third quarter. The Atlanta Hawks were able to cut the lead to nine in the fourth quarter but could not get any closer.
On the other hand, Trae Young got 23 27 points and 12 assists for the Atlanta Hawks. He rallied after following up 86-63 midway through the third quarter.
All-Star guard of Atlanta was 8 of 17 from the field. Twenty-three points were scored by John Collins while rookie Cam Reddish scored 16. Both teams have played their final game before the All-Star break. Trae Youn said, “Everybody is thinking about where they are going… when their plane is going to leave (for the break). So it happens sometimes.”