Cleveland Cavaliers guard Danny Green reflected on a 118-94 win over the Orlando Magic on Thursday, Cleveland.com Cavs reporter Chris Fedor wrote in a Friday article.
“It was fun to have the roles reversed a little bit,” Green said. “Hopefully we get another one of those games on Sunday. We will see. It’s all up to them. Coach’s decision.
“They’ve earned their rest and right to be on the sideline cheering us on. It’s a lot of fun for all of us.”
Danny Green, who signed with the Cavs on a one-year, $2 million contract in February, earned 21 points and three steals as he hit eight of his 14 shot attempts and five of his nine 3-pointers. The 35-year-old guard hit turnaround jumpers, floaters and long-range attempts during his 26 minutes off the bench.
The Cavs played without six of their top seven rotational players, according to Fedor. The team rolled out a starting lineup of Ricky Rubio, Cedi Osman, Dean Wade, Lamar Stevens and Robin Lopez. The Magic countered with a lineup of guard Jalen Suggs, guard Caleb Houstan, forward Chuma Okeke, forward Bol Bol and center Moritz Wagner.
Lopez, a former Chicago Bull and Milwaukee Buck, played for just under 19 minutes. Forward Isaiah Mobley earned the Junkyard Dog chain after he dropped 18 points, grabbed three steals and blocked two shots against the Magic.
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Cleveland sits at 51-30 with one game remaining in the regular season. Danny Green was a member of the San Antonio Spurs during the 2016-17 season, when Cleveland last won 51 games, starting in 68 games for a Spurs team that finished with a 61-21 record and fell to the Golden State Warriors in the Western Conference Finals, according to Basketball Reference.
The Cavs will tip off against the Charlotte Hornets at 1 p.m. EDT on Sunday in Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. The game will be broadcasted on Bally Sports Ohio.