Mar 13, 2024 - Sports

Cavs Corner, Week 20: Licking their wounds!

Caris LeVert (red jersey) delivers pass under basketball hoop between two Brooklyn Nets (white jerseys)

LeVert has been dishing out nearly nine assists per game in recent weeks. Photo: David Liam Kyle/NBAE via Getty Images

Three days after beating the top team in the East, the Boston Celtics, the Cavs dispatched the top team in the West, the Minnesota Timberwolves.

  • Yes, but: An injury-depleted roster made the rest of the week tough.

Record: (41-24); Last week: (40-21)

Weekly slate: Loss at Atlanta (112-101); Win vs. Minnesota (113-104); Loss vs. Brooklyn (120-101); Loss vs. Phoenix (117-111).

State of play: The Cavs are holding steady at third place in the East, despite Donovan Mitchell, Max Strus, Evan Mobley and Dean Wade missing games.

🫱🏽‍🫲🏾 Weekly winner: Caris LeVert. The Cavs' sixth man has transitioned seamlessly into the starting lineup and provided scoring and playmaking in big minutes.

  • In the last two weeks, he has averaged nearly nine assists per game.

0️⃣ Weekly loser: Sam Merrill. The sharpshooter has gone cold from three-point range, going 4-30 on his attempts this week, including an 0-9 stinker in the Atlanta loss.

What's next: Wednesday night at New Orleans, Saturday at Houston, Monday at Indiana.

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