Donovan Mitchell scores 23 as Cavaliers power to 96-86 win over Magic and 2-0 lead in series

The Cavaliers defeated the Magic by a score of 96-86, earning a 2-0 lead in the series. Donovan Mitchell led the Cavaliers with 23 points, which helped them seal the victory.

Following their search for redemption throughout the regular season, the Cavaliers have delivered an impressive showing.

Both Allen's 20 rebounds and Mitchell's leadership were essential in Cleveland's ability to dominate the game.

Paolo Banchero's 21 points were not enough to stop the Magic from falling behind in the series, which they were down 2-0. The Magic struggled with shooting.

The injury sustained by Jalen Suggs rattled the Magic, and despite his recovery, it had an effect on their games.

Allen says that he is anticipating a tough Game 3, and he emphasises the need of defence as the key to victory.

As a result of Garland's layup, Cleveland was able to capture their second playoff victory since 2018, which raised the already high expectations for the series.