Cleveland Cavaliers snapped their four-game losing streak with a thrilling 104-103 victory against the Orlando Magic at the Quicken Loans Arena.
Thanks to the clutch made free-throws by Isaiah Thomas to help the team take the lead back in the final seconds after they dropped a 23-point advantage over the Magic, who made a big comeback to take a 103-102 lead with 31 seconds left in the clock.
“We want to play better and we know we have the ability to do it but right now we’re in Strugglesville. But it felt like a win. We needed it. Definitely.” LeBron stated after the match
James also pointed out their defensive lapses and stagnant offense problems late in the game but made it clear that he will do his responsibilities seriously to build a more better team. (Sign Up now for more updated news and sports events on 12BET.)
” Obviously we know we’ve been struggling as of late. We’re just trying to figure out how we can put two halves together. Obviously we had a great first half on Monday (against Golden State), great first half today and the same result. So we’ve got to keep pushing, keep watching film and seeing ways we can be better. ‘I’m going to try to build the best team I can.”
Meanwhile, Orlando has the chance to win the match but Elfrid Payton, who got 19 points in a loss, missed the layup. Both sides battled for the rebound but the ball went out of bounce and the game ended with a jump ball at the center court with two-tenths of a second left.
In addition, Aaron Gordon and Evan Fournier chipped in 17 points apiece for the Magic.
Moving forward, the Magic will now head to Boston to face Kyrie Irving and the Celtics while the Cavs is scheduled to host Russell Westbrook and the Oklahoma City Thunder.
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