Cavs Open Playoffs With Win Over Magic
CLEVELAND, OHIO – APRIL 20: Donovan Mitchell #45 of the Cleveland Cavaliers looks for a pass while under pressure from Gary Harris #14 of the Orlando Magic during the first quarter game one of the Eastern Conference First Round Playoffs at Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse on April 20, 2024 in Cleveland, Ohio. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

After losing 4 games to 1 in the first round of the NBA Playoffs last season to the New York Knicks, the Cavaliers have already matched their playoff win total from a year ago after defeating the Magic in game 1 of the NBA playoffs first round match up, 97-83 at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse.


The Cavs led wire to wire and were paced by All-Star guard Donovan Mitchell’s 30 points.


Jarrett Allen and Evan Mobley added double/doubles, Allen with 16 points and 18 rebounds, while Mobley scored 16 and grabbed 11 boards.


Darius Garland contributed 14 points and 8 assists.


Paolo Banchero lef Orlando with 24 points.


Game 2 of this best-of-7 series takes place Monday, April 22 in Cleveland.


Tip off right here on WHBC on Monday night is set for 7PM.


Last season the Cavaliers lost in the first round of the playoffs 4 games to 1 in the first round.