Cleveland – All-Star Point Guard darius garland Was watching the scoreboard on Sunday night but not my individual stats. He got a pleasant surprise.
Garland scored a career-high 51 points – 27 of them in the fourth quarter – and made a career-best 10 3-pointers. cleveland cavaliers Lost 129-124 To Minnesota Timberwolves, Cleveland had trailed 99–75 late in the third.
Garland said, “I didn’t know I had 50 until I got on the bench.” “Nobody told me and I wasn’t paying attention to anything other than trying to win the game.
“That’s the great thing about this group of guys. Nobody cares about individual numbers. It’s about the team.”
Garland’s points total was briefly the most in the NBA this season, surpassing the 49 by Memphis. ja moranto on October 21 against Houston. About an hour later, Philadelphia’s joel embied scored 59 runs in a 105-98 win over Utah.
Shares the Cavaliers’ franchise record with 57 points lebron james And Kyrie Irving, Garland fell four points short of tying the Rockets Hostage fieldhouse mark held by Irving and james harden,
“Incredible performance, master class by Darius, and we’re looking forward to many more of them,” Cleveland further kevin love Told. “He was beautiful. He got to his spot, put us there and finally gave us a chance, and that’s all you could ask for.”
Garland became the fourth Cavaliers player to score 50, joining James (nine times), Irving (twice) and Walt Wesley (once). His 10 3-pointers doubled his previous single-game high and was one short of Irving’s team record.
Cleveland, which lost for the fourth time in a row, played without injured All-Stars. donovan mitchell And Jarrett Allen, Mitchell had a sprained right ankle, while Allen sat out with left ankle soreness.
d’angelo russell had season highs of 30 points and 12 assists and Karl-Anthony Townes Scored 29 points to help the Timberwolves overcome Garland’s onslaught.
Minnesota coach Chris Finch said, “Garland is an extraordinary young player, and he’s gotten super hot.” “When guys like him get hot, they can’t be turned off, so you really, really have to work. But I’m not super picky with my guys after a win here.”
Garland made two free throws with 8.3 seconds left to pull Cleveland within 126–124, but Russell made it 127–124 from the foul line. Love threw the subsequent inbound pass, and taurean prince Made two free throws to lock up the win.
Russell made 11 of 13 shots, including 4 of 5 3-pointers, and Towns grabbed 13 rebounds for Minnesota, which snapped a three-game losing streak. Prince had 19 points off the bench, and Rudy Goberte Added 15 points and 12 rebounds.
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