ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Danny Green scored 21 points, Cedi Osman added 19 and the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Orlando Magic 118-94 on Thursday in a game that saw both teams rest their starters. .
Isaiah Mobley came off the bench with 18 points for the Cavaliers.
Jalen Suggs led the Magic with 22 points in their final at home. Bol Bol added 18 points and eight rebounds in his first start since December 30.
The 35-year-old Green, who signed as a free agent with the Cavaliers on Feb. 14 after being released by Houston, played 26 minutes and shot 5-for-9 from beyond the arc.
Only one of the 10 players who started Tuesday night’s Cavs-Magic game, in which Cleveland clinched fourth place in the Eastern Conference and the Magic were mathematically eliminated, started again Thursday.
The Cavs’ Donovan Mitchell, who scored 43 points Tuesday to become the only NBA player this season to score 40 or more points in four straight games, did not play along with Evan Mobley, Jarrett Allen, Darius Garland, Caris LeVert and Isaac Okoro. .
All five of the Magic’s starters Tuesday and sixth man Cole Anthony did not play.
Suggs hit four 3-pointers and scored 14 points in the Magic’s 42-point first quarter, but Isaiah Mobley and Dean Wade hit 3-pointers in Cleveland’s 12-0 run early in the second quarter and the Cavs led 10 at halftime. .
Osman opened the second half with a pair of 3-pointers, quickly pushing Cleveland’s lead to 77-57.
Cavaliers: Officially listed injuries for non-playing players: Mitchell (finger), Allen (groin), Garland (lower leg), LeVert (knee), Okoro (knee). … It was the fifth game in a row that Okoro had missed. … The Cavs finished 20-21 on the road.
Magic: Rookie Paolo Banchero missed his first game since November, missing seven games with a sprained left ankle. … Injuries on the official non-playing list: Banchero (back), Franz Wagner (ankle), Wendell Carter Jr. (hip), Gary Harris (hip), Markelle Fultz (knee). … The Magic finished 20-21 at home.
UNTIL NEXT TIME
Cavaliers: Host Charlotte on Sunday.
Magic: Play in Brooklyn on Friday night.