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  • Writer's pictureNick Michaels

Cavs Bow Out Of Playoffs Despite Big Games From Morris, Mobley

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Boston, MA

Wednesday night in Boston was do or die time for the Cleveland Cavaliers as they faced elimination against the Celtics in game five of the Eastern Conference Semifinals. With their backs against the wall it was only fitting that the Cavs went into the game five plagued with injuries. Missing Caris Levert, Jarrett Allen for the eigth straight game, and Donovan Mitchell for the second straight game, the Cavs could not quite get into the flow of the offense. Looking for others to step up in their absence, the Cavs looked to Evan Mobley who had 33 points, Evan was spectacular Wednesday shooting 15-24 from the field. Also helping Cleveland off the bench was league veteran Marcus Morris Sr. adding 25 points and was 5-6 from three. Ultimately it was a lack of rebounding that would cost the Cavs the game with Boston winning the stat 43-28 and 11-6 on the offensive end. Second chance points can really hurt in a playoff game and that was the case tonight as Boston hit 6 of their 19 threes off of offensive rebounds. At halftime it was only a six point game but the Cavs just ran out of gas against a stacked Boston roster. In the end the Celtics would cruise to a 113-98 win and take the series four games to one.

Now may not be the right time but the fact can't be ignored, this Cavaliers team had a great season and won a playoff series. The first series this team had won without LeBron James since 1993. The 2024 Cavs were a fun team to watch. They were a resilient group and the fans should be proud that their Cleveland Cavaliers truly Let Em Know.

Nick Michaels

VSBN Radio


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