The Cavaliers defeated the Knicks, 95-93. Evan Mobley recorded 15 points, 12 rebounds and five assists for the Cavaliers, while Darius Garland added 13 points and 12 assists in the victory. RJ Barrett tallied 24 points (11 in the 4th quarter), five rebounds and four assists for the Knicks in the losing effort. The Cavaliers improve to 29-19 on the season, while the Knicks fall to 23-25.
CLEVELAND (AP) Kevin Love scored 20 points - nine straight in a 3-point barrage in just over a minute - and Darius Garland had 12 assists as the Cleveland Cavaliers survived a late rally by New York to beat the Knicks 95-93 on Monday night. Down by 15 in the fourth quarter, the Knicks rallied but came up short as Julius Randle's 38-foot 3-pointer at the buzzer was way short. Garland hit a late 3-pointer, rookie Evan Mobley had 15 points and 12 rebounds, and Isaac Okoro scored 14 points for the Cavs, who have won seven of eight and played much better after a sloppy win over Oklahoma City on Saturday.
Evan Mobley (Cleveland Cavaliers) with an alley oop vs the New York Knicks, 01/24/2022
Evan Mobley's 17 rebounds were the most by a Cavaliers rookie since Zydrunas Ilgauskas in 1998.
The Cavaliers defeated the Thunder, 94-87. Evan Mobley recorded 15 points and a career-high 17 rebounds for the Cavaliers, while Darius Garland added 23 points (19 in the 2nd half) and 11 assists in the victory. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander led all scorers with 29 points, nine rebounds and six assists for the Thunder in the losing effort. The Cavaliers improve to 28-19 on the season, while the Thunder fall to 14-32.