Mar 6, 2024 - Sports

Cavs Corner, Week 19: Not human!

A photo of the Cavs' Dean Wade (black) shooting a 3-point shot from the back.

THIS MAN COULD NOT MISS! Photo: David Liam Kyle/NBAE via Getty Images

"Dean Wade is not human," decreed TNT play-by-play announcer Ian Eagle, as the Cavs forward laced one of five three-pointers in the fourth quarter of Tuesday's win.

  • Wade alone outscored the Celtics 20-17 in the final frame, leading the Cavs to one of their most improbable comebacks of the season.

Record: (40-21); Last week: (38-19).

Weekly slate: Loss at Chicago (132-123); Win at Detroit (110-100); Loss vs. New York (107-98); Win vs. Boston (105-104).

The big picture: Donovan Mitchell is on the shelf until at least the weekend with an injured knee, and the banged-up Cavs have fallen to third place in the Eastern Conference, behind the surging Milwaukee Bucks.

Between the lines: The Cavs continue to look rudderless and juiceless without Mitchell on the floor. In the minutes without their star guard this season, their offensive rating has been roughly equivalent to the league-worst Detroit Pistons.

ğŸŽ¯ Weekly winner: Wade. He single-handedly snatched victory from the jaws of defeat Tuesday.

👨🏾‍🤝‍👨🏿 Weekly loser(s): Jarrett Allen and Evan Mobley. The team's offense simply cannot get into rhythm when the two bigs share the floor.

  • Mobley exited Tuesday's game with a tweaked ankle as well.

One fun thing: Both Jason and Travis Kelce attended Tuesday's game to celebrate their bobblehead night.

What's next: Today at Atlanta; Friday vs. Minnesota; Sunday vs. Brooklyn; Monday vs. Phoenix.

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