Donovan Mitchell Makes His Cavaliers debut: 16 points (6/9 FG), 5 assists in 18 minutes

Mitchell was the top scorer in the Cavs' loss against the 76ers

Last night Donovan Mitchell made his debut with the Cleveland Cavs, his first NBA game without a Utah Jazz jersey.

The guard scored 16 points and dished out five assists in the close loss to the Philadelphia 76ers.

After the game Coach Bickerstaff and Darius Garland commented on the 3-time All Star’s performance.

(via ESPN)

“I thought it was pretty seamless,” Bickerstaff said. “The way they played together, the way the ball moved, everybody got involved … as long as we play in the same style we want to play, where it isn’t just based on one guy, but based on the team, I think it’s going to work out well for us.”

“I think it was the spacing, for me,” Garland said, when asked what he noticed most about playing next to Mitchell. “Just coming off pick and rolls, there’s so many threats on the opposite side, and it’s just a lot easier … you can just pick your poison. You have to live with it.

“It was just fun out there, to be honest with you.”


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