October 29, 2022 (Jack87 News) – The NBA regular season continued its fierce battle. Today, Boda8 the Boston Celtics, who were playing at home, suffered a 15-point reversal. After overtime, they lost to the Cleveland Cavaliers 123-132. Celtics’ duo Tatum and Brown each contributed 32 points, while Mitchell and LeVert of the Cavaliers both scored 41 points each.
Four-quarter score (Celtics behind): 33-34, 29-41, 33-24, 19-15, 18-9.
After the opening, the Cavaliers on the road started 6-0, before Tatum’s mid-range shot ending the scoring drought for the Celtics. Allen hit the inside twice, Mitchell dropped a score, and Cleveland had another 8-2 spurt to lead Boston 14-4. Since then, Tatum has been struggling to support it alone. With Mitchell and LeVert scoring 3 points in a row, the Cavaliers expanded the point difference to 13 points. In the second half of this quarter, the other players of the Celtics finally found their touch. Horford succeeded in two singles inside the line, and substitute Cornett also scored a dunk, successfully avoiding the further expansion of the point difference. With 3 minutes left, the Celtics played a 15-3 attack wave under the leadership of Tatum. Tatum scored 8 points in the first quarter to help his team lead by 1 point 34-33 BK8.
In the second quarter, the Cavaliers started again with Mitchell penning 4 points in a 6-2 spurt. Smart hit his first goal, and Tatum, who re-entered the game, scored 6 points in a row with penalties. In the middle of this quarter, the Cavaliers did not score in nearly 2 minutes. Although Mitchell completed a difficult throw and reduced the point difference to 4 points, Boston suddenly rained three points. Horford, Tatum and White scored 3 points in a row. After a wave of 13-3 attack, the Celtics led by 14 points 65-51. After the timeout, Wade responded with 3 points, Mitchell scored 4 points with two fouls and penalties, and he contributed 17 points in two quarters, but Tatum felt even hotter. He scored another 3 points and finishing 16 points in a single quarter that resulted to 75-62 in favor of the Celtics. The 75 points at halftime was the highest halftime score in the history of the Celtics in 15 years.
As the third quarter starts, Bet99 Mitchell scored 4 points in a row, LeVert and Mobley both hit 3 points, and the Cavaliers narrowed the difference to less than 10 points. After timeout, veteran Love and Mitchell scored 3 points successively. The two of them led the team to play a 15-4 attack wave, tying the score to 90. At the critical moment, Smart made a three-pointer and assisted White to finish a layup. At the end of the third quarter, the Celtics led the Cavaliers by 4 points 99-95.
The final quarter came with Mobley scoring 4 points in a row, tying the score to 99. White and Brown led the team to respond with a 7-0 spurt. The Cavaliers only scored 2 points in 3 minutes, and the team was forced to request a timeout. Mitchell turned on the singles mode. After hitting a 3-pointer, he scored 5 points in a row to tie the score again. The Celtics had another 6-2 spurt and regained a 4-point advantage. Mitchell made a layup, and LeVert’s three-pointer helped the Cavaliers overtake 113-112. With 28 seconds left, Brown made a layup, Allen made a foul and Jaylen only hit 1 free throw. Tatum missed the lore and the two teams entered overtime.
In overtime, Mitchell aggressively hit a 3-pointer while Mobley scored a hook to give the Cavaliers a 5-point advantage. Tatum then made a layup and Brown scored 5 points in a row to tie the score. LeVert made a strong three-pointer, and he made another 2 fouls and penalties. Brown made a mistake. As LeVert scored another 6 points in a row, the Cavaliers sealed the victory. In the end, the Celtics suffered a 15-point reversal and lost to the Cleveland Cavaliers 123-132 in overtime. The Cavaliers ushered in a 4-game winning streak.