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LGuards Collin Sexton and Spaniard Ricky Rubio, who came out of reserve, helped the Cleveland Cavaliers to their first preseason win after beating


LGuards Collin Sexton and Spaniard , who came out of reserve, helped the to their first preseason win after beating the Atlanta Hawks 96-99 on the road.

After losing last night in their home field to the Chicago Bulls by 131-95, also on the road, the Cavaliers found better team dynamics and in the end they were superior to the Hawks (0-2), who still do not know the victory.

Sexton scored 19 points and guard Darius Garland had another 15 points and seven assists as starters for the Cavaliers (1-1).

Power forward Jarrett Allen added 12 points and three blocks, forward Isaac Okoro had 12 points and three steals and Finnish power forward Lauri Markkanen scored 11 points for the Cleveland team.

Power Evan Mobley, the third overall pick from the July drawing, finished with eight points, 12 rebounds, two assists and two blocks.

While Rubio, who remained in reserve, had a better touch of the wrist than the night before and helped with eight points in the 23 minutes he played, in what was his second game with his new team to which he was traded this summer by the Minnesota Timberwolves. .

Rubio scored 3 of 6 turns from the field, missed a 3-point attempt, and hit 2 of 2 from the personnel line, in addition to distributing six assists, he also captured two defensive rebounds, recovered a ball, lost four and committed five personal fouls.

Backup forward Cam Reddish had 20 points and five steals as the Hawks’ leader and power forward John Collins added eight rebounds, two steals and two blocks.

Guard Kevin Huerter reached 15 points and while Senegalese pvot Gorgui Dieng was the best in the Hawks’ inside game by getting a double-double of 13 points, 11 rebounds and six assists.

The starters point guard Trae Young (four times), Italian power forward Danilo Gallinari (rest) and Serbian guard Bogdan Bogdanovic (rest) did not play with the Hawks.

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