Darius Garland scored 32 points for the Cleveland Cavaliers to hit the season’s best when both teams visited San Antonio Spurs 114-109 for the first time in a row on Friday.
Cavalier rose five in half, but only 104-103 after Cedi Osman made a free throw at 5:37. The two teams became scoreless for more than three minutes before a series of dunk shots by Cleveland Lauri Markkanen and Gerit Allen provided the Cavaliers with a winning cushion.
San Antonio missed seven consecutive shots from the floor and three free throws in a decisive fourth-quarter stretch.
Jarrett Allen scored 17 points and 16 rebounds against the Cavaliers, who won four out of five games in a row for three on-going road trips. Evan Mobley added 15 points and Ottoman scored 14 points.
Dejounte Murray led the Spurs with 30 points and 14 rebounds. Keldon Johnson scored 18 points, Bryn Forbes scored 15 points, Lonnie Walker IV scored 11 points, Devin Vassell scored 10 points, and San Antonio lost five games in a row. Jakob Poeltl gave the Spurs 12 rebounds in the defeat.
The Cavaliers got out of the gate and led 35-26 after Kevin Love shot a hook shot at the end of the first quarter. Cleveland gained a 57-54 advantage by expanding its lead to 11 points early in the second period before the Spurs rebounded, making a 15-5 run in a three and a half minute run in the second half of the quarter. did.
Cleveland responded by scoring the final eight points (including three Garland buzzer pointers) and a 64-59 advantage in the break.
Garland led all scorers with 16 points in half, and Mobley added 11 to the Cavaliers in the first 24 minutes of play. Cleveland was 53.1 percent to 45.8 percent ahead of the Spurs in half, and San Antonio was 32 to just 20 points.
Murray scored 15 points at San Antonio’s pace and 9 rebounds in half.
The third quarter went back and forth with five lead changes before the Spurs carried 86-84 leads in the last 12 minutes. San Antonio reduced the Cavaliers to 36.7%.
The Spurs will host the Los Angeles Clippers on Saturday while Cleveland is traveling to Oklahoma City.
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Darius Garland’s 32 points lead the Cavaliers soaring past the Spurs
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