Jan 3, 2024 - Sports

Cavs Corner, Week 10: Fro Yo!

Jarrett Allen (white) soars to the rim against a Dallas Mavericks defender (navy)

Allen soars to the rim during his historic night in Dallas. Photo: Glenn James/NBAE via Getty Images

Every time the Cavs find a groove, they seem to lose their footing.

Record: (18-15); Last week: (17-13)

Weekly slate: Win at Dallas (113-110); Loss vs. Milwaukee (119-111); Loss at Toronto (124-121).

What happened: The Cavs mounted a heroic comeback to steal a victory from Luka Dončić and the Mavs — their fifth win in six games — but then stumbled against Eastern Conference opponents after Donovan Mitchell returned from an illness.

🔥 Weekly winner: Jarrett Allen. The Fro has been a monster during Evan Mobley's absence, racking up double-doubles and maintaining one of the NBA's best shooting percentages.

  • In the Dallas win, he recorded 24 points and 23 rebounds, his second 20-20 in a Cavs uniform. Only six other Cavs have managed to do it twice.

🥶 Weekly loser: Max Strus. The workhorse wing reached double-digit scoring numbers only once this week, shooting a woeful 25% from beyond the arc.

  • After a piping hot start, his three-point shooting has been below 30% since Dec. 1.

What we're watching: The Cavs have a cupcake schedule in the coming week, playing two of the worst teams in the league. Can they right the ship?

What's next: Tonight vs. Washington, Friday vs. Washington, Sunday vs. San Antonio.


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