Mitchell leads Cavs to 105-90 win over 2022 playoff foe Mavs

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Cleveland Cavaliers guard Donovan Mitchell (45) jogs down the floor after hitting a three point shot in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Dallas Mavericks in Dallas, Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2022. (AP Photo/Emil Lippe)

DALLAS (AP) — Donovan Mitchell scored 34 points against the team that eliminated him from the playoffs last season, and the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Dallas Mavericks 105-90.

It was Mitchell’s first time to see Luka Doncic and Dallas since his final game with Utah last April.

Mavs beat Mitchell at Utah

The Jazz lost 98-96 at home in Game 6 of the first round in the Western Conference. Mitchell switched to the East as the centerpiece of a blockbuster offseason trade that vaulted the Cavaliers into the conversation of title contenders.

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Doncic scored 30 points. The Cavs took control with a 17-0 run in the first half.