After defeating the Orlando Magic 106-94 in Game 7 of their first-round series, the Cleveland Cavaliers, who are the hosts, advanced to the Eastern Conference semifinals thanks to 39 points from Donovan Mitchell.

Mitchell, who had 17 points in the third quarter, completed 15 of 17 free throw attempts on Sunday. He also contributed five assists, nine rebounds, and five blocks. Following a 50-point performance in Cleveland’s 103-96 loss in Orlando on Friday, he put on an incredible display.

The fourth-seeded Cavaliers overcame an 18-point deficit to win their fourth game of the series at home behind the 15 points off the bench from Caris LeVert and the 13 points from Max Strus.

In Game 1 of the conference semifinals on Tuesday, Cleveland, who won their first playoff series in six years, will travel to face the Boston Celtics, who are ranked #1. In the regular season, the Celtics prevailed in two of the three matchups.

After the game, Mitchell explained, “We can be better.”

“This was a great win, great series, great test for us mentally and physically. But we can – and will have to be – better to beat Boston. I feel that this is big for us as a group, but we really don’t have time to celebrate.”

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