The Cleveland Cavaliers were not able to take down the Minnesota Timberwolves on Sunday.
Minnesota desperately needed a win, as their season has not been as stable and prosperous as hoped.
But the Cavs wanted a victory too, to continue to prove their strength and value in the East.
In the end, the T-Wolves snuck past the Cavs with a 129-124 victory.
Even though that wasn’t how Cleveland wanted the night to end, there was still much to celebrate.
Despite the loss it was a career day for Darius Garland, who dropped the first 50-point game of the NBA season.
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For example, Darius Garland was on fire throughout the game and posted an astonishing 51 points.
It also gives him the 17th game in the history of the league with 50 points and 10 three-pointers and only the 9th player to achieve that.
After missing a good amount of games, Garland is back for his Cavs in a big, big way.
What’s next for the young star?
So far this season, Garland is averaging 21.1 points, 2.3 rebounds, and 8 assists, showing that he might be on his way to having his best season yet.
The young guard missed a slew of games due to injury so the fact that he has come back with such a vengeance is great news indeed for the Cavaliers.
If Cleveland is to storm through the East and make a real impact on the playoffs, they will need all of their big stars firing on all cylinders.
The team is doing well not just because Donovan Mitchell now being on board but because the entire roster is stacked, deep, and incredibly talented.