Donovan Mitchell’s impressive 31-point performance, combined with seven assists, proved instrumental as the Cleveland Cavaliers secured a resounding 115-104 victory over the Golden State Warriors on Sunday night, putting an end to their 16-game losing streak against the Warriors.
Darius Garland provided valuable support with 24 points and seven assists, while Evan Mobley contributed 13 points and an impressive 16 rebounds.
Max Strus also made a significant impact, adding 15 points to propel the Cavaliers to their long-awaited triumph.
The win marked a significant milestone for Cleveland, as it was their first victory against Golden State since December 25, 2016, ending a losing streak that spanned 12 regular-season and four playoff games.
Despite a strong effort from Stephen Curry, who tallied 28 points and showcased his sharpshooting with seven of 11 successful 3-pointers, and Draymond Green’s 18 points and eight assists, the Warriors were unable to overcome the Cavaliers’ determined performance.
While the Warriors had previously enjoyed a flawless 4-0 record in away games, matching their second-best start in franchise history, the Cavaliers managed to hold them at bay, denying them a sixth consecutive win.