Darius Garland and the Cleveland Cavaliers finally stopped the bleeding Sunday night when they arrested a three-game losing skid in a dominant 118-93 victory at home over the Toronto Raptors — a team the Cavs had lost to three times already this season prior to the meeting over the weekend.
Darius Garland also gave credit to the fantastic job on the floor by Cavs big men Jarrett Allen and Evan Mobley, praising each of them for their ability to make the right decisions with the ball.
Darius Garland discusses his connection with Jarrett Allen, calling both him and Evan Mobley great decision-makers.
The point guard also felt as if there was a fire lit under the Cavs in the 3rd quarter, and says they need to play with that energy for 48 minutes moving forward. pic.twitter.com/SNLjbIAOri
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Allen and Mobley played major roles in the win over the Raptors; the former finished with a double-double of 23 points and 11 rebounds while shooting 10-for-13 from the field in 33 minutes; Mobley, on the other hand, stuffed the stat sheets with 18 points on 7-for-14 shooting, nine rebounds, four assists, a block, and a steal in 33 minutes as well.
Darius Garland had a great performance himself, racking up 18 points and dishing out 11 assists. Of course, it was Donovan Mitchell who came up with the most sparkling showing, as he torched the Raptors for 35 points.
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Going back to Allen and Mobley, they figure to be cornerstones of the Cavs’ frontcourt for years to come. Allen is under contract until at least the end of the 2025-26 NBA season, while the Cavs can pick up Mobley’s option — or extend him to a bigger, longer deal — in the coming offseason.
The Cavs can sustain their momentum this Wednesday when they face off with Jason Tatum and the Boston Celtics in marquee matchup between two Eastern Conference superpowers.