Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Orlando Magic
The Cleveland Cavaliers are recently on a struggle after losing 8 games since Christmas Day of 2017 in the 10 outings. However, they manage to escape the Orlando Magic on Thursday night and perhaps giving them the right composure to win games again.
The Cavaliers beat the Magic with the final score of 104-103 and ended their 4th losing streak. The team needed to fight until the final buzzer and got a slight advantage because of playing at home.
Unfortunately, they nearly lose the game because they manage to lead as many as 23 points and the Magic blew their lead, which nearly gave them the victory.
Despite winning by a single point, Cavs superstar LeBron James believe that it is an important and a much needed
victory for the team that continues to struggle lately.
It is also a good game for the Cleveland with the return of veteran guard Derrick Rose who had been struggling also because of personal matters and his injury. Rose is out for nearly 60 days and played 13 minutes on Thursday against the Orlando who scored 9 points for the game.
The Cavs escape the game with a victory after the crucial free throws of point guard Isaiah Thomas and they were able to defend their opponents better to close the game for their 27th win.
Isaiah Thomas led the Cavaliers in scoring with 23 points, while LeBron James added 16 points, Kevin Love scored 12 points, Dwayne Wade added 11 points, and Jae Crowder as well as Jeff Green scored 10 points apiece.
As for the Magic, Elfrid Payton led the team with 19 points, Aaron Gordon and Evan Fournier scored 17 points apiece, Jonathan Simmons added 16 points, Mario Hezonja scored 12 points and Shelvin Mack scored 10 points for the game.
The Cavs now has a record of 21-17, while the Magic are currently 13-32.
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