Darius Garland of the Cleveland Cavaliers did damage to the Spurs
The Cleveland Cavaliers got all the help they needed on Friday as the San Antonio Spurs could not find an answer for the young Cavs guard in Darius Garland, who went off for 32 points. Garland, Jarrett Allen, Evan Mobley and Cedi Osman led the way offensively, while Lauri Markkanen did work defensively. Proving that the team got all the defenisve help they could need in the Larry Nance Jr. trade.
It wasn’t all sun shine and rainbows, however, as Kevin Love had a rough night shooting (3-7), and only played 16 minutes. Lamar Stevens wasn’t as aggressive offensively has he had started shown to be, and the Spurs were able to mount a rally in the third.
Cleveland Cavaliers’ guard Darius Garland went full Wild Wild West vs. Spurs
Cavs Top 3
- Cedi Osman
- Evan Mobley
- Darius Garland
Cedi Osman gets the first point due to his 14 points off the bench. He only shot 5-12 and 2-5 from three, but he was also good on defense, finishing the night with a +/- of +4, fourth best on the night.
Jarrett Allen had better stats but Evan Mobley was more effective on defense. With just 15 points and six rebounds, Mobley was able to fend off a lot of what the Spurs were trying to do, and the Spurs knew the ycouldn’t test both Allen and Mobley. That would explain the Spurs 34 three-point attempts in the game. That’s all in part why Mobley got the two points.
The three points from this game go to Darius Garland who had 32 points and eight rebounds, with a box +/- of +3. It was one of his better shooting games recently, hitting 11-25 from the floor and 4-8 from three.
- Jarrett Allen (45 points)
- Darius Garland (42)
- Kevin Love (38)
- Ricky Rubio (32points)
- Lauri Markkanen (29 points)
- Cedi Osman (25 points)
- Evan Mobley (23 points)
- Dean Wade (5 Points)
- *Tie* Lamar Stevens/Isaac Okoro (4 points)
- Rajon Rondo (3 points)
- Dylan Windler (1 point)