Cleveland Cavaliers guard Donovan Mitchell was left in disbelief after Cavs forward Isaac Okoro hit a game-winning 3-point shot against the Brooklyn Nets, Cleveland.com Cavs reporter Chris Fedor wrote in a Friday article.
“If you see my reaction when the ball goes in, I’m kinda like looking around like what the hell just happened,” said Mitchell. “I think everybody else had the same thing. The trust is there because we see him work on it. That’s why I have a lot of respect for him, especially at a young age, to continuously work on something that obviously was a glaring thing for him last year and to see him not only not lose confidence, but continue to believe in himself even more, that’s what makes this season great the way we play.
“That’s so uplifting. That does so much for not just his confidence, but us as a group. It’s huge.”
The Ice Man ended the night with 11 points and three made 3-pointers on four attempts.
Isaac Okoro’s list of clutch shots goes back to his first year at Auburn.
Okoro hit a game-winning put-back layup in his third game as an Auburn Tiger. He gave then-No. 22 Auburn a 70-69 win over South Alabama to stop a potential upset, tacking on four points in the final 42 seconds of the game as he finished the night with 15, AL.com sports writer Creg Stephenson wrote in 2019.
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“23′s pretty good,” Auburn coach Bruce Pearl said of Isaac Okoro. “He’s not afraid. He’s productive. And he plays the game on both ends of the floor.
“I told him he was going to win some games for us this year. I didn’t know it would be tonight.”
The Cavs will move on to a game against the Houston Rockets at 6 p.m. EDT on Sunday in Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse. The game will be broadcasted on Bally Sports Ohio.