Cleveland All-Star level guard Darius Garland scored 27 of his NBA season-high 51 factors — and made six of his career-best 10 3-pointers — within the fourth quarter for the Cavaliers on Sunday evening, however it wasn’t fairly sufficient to deliver them again after they trailed the Minnesota Timberwolves 99-75 late within the third.
D’Angelo Russell had season highs of 30 factors and 12 assists, Karl-Anthony Cities scored 29 factors, and the Timberwolves held off the short-handed Cavs 129-124.
Garland’s level complete surpassed the earlier season excessive set by Ja Morant, who had 49 factors for the Memphis Grizzlies towards the Houston Rockets on Oct. 21.
Garland, whose 51 factors have been additionally a profession finest, made two free throws with 8.3 seconds left to drag Cleveland inside 126-124, however Russell made it 127-124 from the foul line. Kevin Love threw away the next inbounds move, and Taurean Prince made two free throws to lock up the win.
The Cavaliers, who misplaced their fourth in a row, performed with out injured All-Stars Donovan Mitchell and Jarrett Allen. Mitchell was sidelined with a sprained proper ankle, whereas Allen sat out with a sore left ankle.
Russell made 11 of 13 pictures, together with 4 of 5 3-pointers, and Cities grabbed 13 rebounds for Minnesota, which snapped a three-game shedding streak. Prince had 19 factors off the bench, and Rudy Gobert added 15 factors and 12 rebounds.
Lamar Stevens had 15 factors, Evan Mobley grabbed 13 rebounds and Love had 14 factors for the Cavaliers. Cleveland misplaced at residence for the primary time in 5 video games this season.
The Cavaliers had simply 11 gamers in uniform, together with two-way forwards Mamadi Diakite and Isaiah Mobley.
The Related Press contributed to this report.