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Darius Garland hits 41 points to lift Cavaliers over Pacers 127-124

Darius Garland hits 41 points to lift Cavaliers over Pacers 127-124

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Mar 09
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Cleveland Cavaliers guard Darius Garland recorded one of the best achievements in his playing career, scoring a a career-high 41 points to lift the Cavaliers to a 127-124 victory over the Indiana Pacers on Tuesday.

The All-Star point guard credited his team’s support for his incredible performance in the game.

“I was just playing my game,” Garland said post-game. “My teammates told me to keep going and gave me all the confidence.”

Evan Mobley added 22 points and had 12 rebounds, which helped Cleveland win its second straight game.

“It’s great to have a point guard like (Garland) that can score the ball and dish out dimes, it makes the game super easier,” Mobley said. “We can rely on him when it comes down to the wire or on a bucket or an assist.”

Cavaliers head coach J.B. Bickerstaff shared his thoughts on Garland and Indiana’s strategy to try and contain the 22-year-old.

“They tried to trap him, they switched on him, they put bigger bodies on him and he found ways to get it done,” Bickerstaff said. “We need every single bucket. He was primed for the moment and he carried us home.”

Meanwhile, Indiana coach Rick Carlisle reflected on what went wrong for his team when they were that close to sealing the victory.

“We fell victim to a great player that we were having a hard time getting under control all night,” Carlisle said. “When great players get going, it’s murder in this league to get a guy under control, especially a guy that quick.

“It was a hard-fought game and a disappointing loss,” he continued. “Some of the things that happened down the stretch we’re just going to have to learn from.”

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